Consequence (publication)


Consequence (previously Consequence of Sound) is an independently owned New York-based online magazine[3] featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music, movies, and television. In addition, the website also features the Festival Outlook micro-site, which serves as an online database for music festival news and rumors. In 2018, Consequence of Sound launched Consequence Podcast Network.

Consequence
Type of site
Music and film and television news and reviews
Available inEnglish
OwnerConsequence Media
Created byAlex Young
(Founder & Publisher)
Michael Roffman
(Co-Founder)[1]
EditorGab Ginsberg
(Managing Editor)[2]
ParentConsequence Media
URLconsequence.net
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2007
Current statusActive

The website took its original name from the Regina Spektor song, "Consequence of Sounds".[4]

History


Consequence of Sound was founded in September 2007 by Alex Young, then a student at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York.[5] In January 2008, Michael Roffman became Editor-in-Chief. In October 2014, Consequence of Sound began covering film and became a part of the Chicago Film Critics Association.[6] In 2016, Consequence of Sound was reorganized under the umbrella of Consequence Media, a digital media, advertising, and marketing firm.[7] In 2018, Consequence of Sound launched the Consequence Podcast Network, averaging over 100,000 downloads in its first month.[8] In 2019, Consequence of Sound partnered with Sony Music for the launch of a music documentary podcast series called The Opus.[9] Also in 2019, Consequence of Sound partnered with StubHub to launch a live content hub and events series.[10] In 2021, Consequence of Sound launched a redesign of their website, and rebranded to Consequence.[11]

Influence


Consequence is listed as one of the most influential music websites by Technorati.[12] In 2010, About.com ranked Consequence the year's best music blog, based on "Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year".[13] In the Spring of 2014, Style of Sound calculated that Consequence charted as the second most influential music blog. In 2019, Consequence ranked among the top 10 most influential music blogs by Hypebot.[14]

In 2009, Consequence reported that Paul McCartney and The Killers would headline the 2009 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival prior to its lineup announcement.[15]

In 2015, Consequence was the first to break news of LCD Soundsystem's reunion tour.[16]

In 2018, Consequence documented alleged abuse allegations against Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. Boyd was later fired from the band.[17]

Annual Report


Top 50 Albums

Year Artist Album Top 5 Albums Ref.
2008 TV on the Radio Dear Science [18]
2009 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion [19]
2010 Vampire Weekend Contra [20]
2011 St. Vincent Strange Mercy [21]
2012 Frank Ocean Channel Orange [22]
2013 Kanye West Yeezus [23]
2014 The War On Drugs Lost in the Dream [24]
2015 Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly [25]
2016 Beyoncé Lemonade [26]
2017 Lorde Melodrama [27]
2018 Mitski Be the Cowboy [28]
2019 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? [29]
2020 Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters [30]

Top 50 Songs

Year Artist Song Top 5 Songs Ref.
2009 Phoenix "1901" [31]
2010 Kanye West "Power'" [32]
2011 Bon Iver "Holocene'" [33]
2012 Frank Ocean "Thinkin Bout You" [34]
2013 Lorde "Royals" [35]
2014 Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting on You)" [36]
2015 Kendrick Lamar "Alright" [37]
2016 Beyoncé "Freedom" [38]
2017 Kendrick Lamar "HUMBLE." [39]
2018 Kendrick Lamar "All the Stars" [40]
2019 Sharon Van Etten "Seventeen" [41]
2020 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" [42]

Artist, Band and Rookie of the Year

Year Artist Ref. Band Ref. Rookie Ref.
2010 Kanye West [43] The Roots [44] Not Awarded
2011 James Blake [45] Foo Fighters [46] The Weeknd [47]
2012 Frank Ocean [48] Death Grips [49] Angel Haze [50]
2013 Kanye West [51] Arcade Fire [52] HAIM [53]
2014 Run the Jewels [54] The War on Drugs [55] FKA twigs [56]
2015 Kendrick Lamar [57] Tame Impala [58] Vince Staples [59]
2016 Chance the Rapper [60] Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band [61] Car Seat Headrest [62]
2017 Lorde [63] King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard [64] BROCKHAMPTON [65]
2018 Janelle Monáe [66] Pearl Jam [67] Billie Eilish [68]
2019 Billie Eilish [69] Tool [70] King Princess [71]
2020 Phoebe Bridgers [72] BTS [73] Beabadoobee [74]

Top 25 Films

Year Film Top 5 Films Ref.
2014 Under the Skin [75]
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road [76]
2016 Moonlight [77]
2017 Blade Runner 2049 [78]
2018 Hereditary [79]
2019 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood [80]
2020 Lovers Rock [81]

Performance, Filmmaker and Composer of the Year

Year Performance Ref. Filmmaker Ref. Composer Ref.
2014 Jenny Slate [82] Dan Gilroy [83] Mica Levi [84]
2015 Michael Shannon [85] George Miller [86] Disasterpeace [87]
2016 Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes [88] Kenneth Lonergan [89] Cliff Martinez [90]
2017 Vicky Krieps [91] Denis Villeneuve [92] Hans Zimmer [93]
2018 Toni Collette [94] Spike Lee [95] John Carpenter [96]
2019 Elisabeth Moss [97] Quentin Tarantino [98] Daniel Lopatin [99]
2020 Steven Yeun [100] Steve McQueen [101] Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross [102]

Top 25 TV Shows

Year TV Show Top 5 TV Shows Ref.
2016 Stranger Things [103]
2017 Twin Peaks [104]
2018 The Americans [105]
2019 Succession [106]
2020 The Queen's Gambit [107]

TV Performance and Showrunner(s) of the Year

Year TV Performance Ref. Showrunner(s) Ref.
2017 Rachel Bloom [108] Mark Frost and David Lynch [109]
2018 Billy Porter [110] Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg [111]
2019 Maya Hawke [112] Jesse Armstrong [113]

Comedian of the Year

Year Comedian Ref.
2013 Marc Maron [114]
2014 Cameron Esposito [115]
2015 Aziz Ansari [116]
2016 Bill Maher [117]
2017 Nathan Fielder [118]
2018 John Mulaney [119]
2019 Jenny Slate [120]

Top 100 Ever


Category Artist Album/Song Top 10 Ref.
Album The Beatles Abbey Road [121]
Song The Beach Boys "God Only Knows" [122]
Singers Michael Jackson [123]
Soundtracks Saturday Night Fever [124]

References


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  55. "Band of the Year: The War on Drugs". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  56. "Rookie of the Year: FKA twigs". Consequence. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  57. "Artist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  58. "Band of the Year: Tame Impala". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  59. "Rookie of the Year: Vince Staples". Consequence. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  60. "Artist of the Year: Chance the Rapper". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  61. "Band of the Year: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  62. "Rookie of the Year: Car Seat Headrest". Consequence. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  63. "Artist of the Year: Lorde". Consequence. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  64. "Band of the Year: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard". Consequence. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  65. "Rookie of the Year: BROCKHAMPTON". Consequence. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  66. "Artist of the Year: Janelle Monáe". Consequence. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  67. "Band of the Year: Pearl Jam". Consequence. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  68. "Rookie of the Year: Billie Eilish". Consequence. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  69. "Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish". Consequence. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  70. "Band of the Year: Tool". Consequence. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
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  76. "Top 25 Films of 2015". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
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  83. "Filmmaker of the Year: Dan Gilroy". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
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  116. "Comedian of the Year: Aziz Ansari". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  117. "Comedian of the Year: Bill Maher". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  118. "Comedian of the Year: Nathan Fielder". Consequence. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  119. "Comedian of the Year: John Mulaney". Consequence. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
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  122. "Top 100 Songs Ever: 50-1". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  123. "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Consequence. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  124. "The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time". Consequence. Retrieved November 28, 2017.