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Consequence (publication)

Type of site
Music and film and television news and reviews
Available inEnglish
OwnerConsequence Media
Created byAlex Young
(Founder & Publisher)
Michael Roffman
EditorGab Ginsberg
(Managing Editor)
ParentConsequence Media
Current statusActive

Consequence (previously Consequence of Sound) is an independently owned New York-based online magazine 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.

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


Consequence of Sound was founded in September 2007 by Alex Young, then a student at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York. 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. In 2016, Consequence of Sound was reorganized under the umbrella of Consequence Media, a digital media, advertising, and marketing firm. In 2018, Consequence of Sound launched the Consequence Podcast Network, averaging over 100,000 downloads in its first month. In 2019, Consequence of Sound partnered with Sony Music for the launch of a music documentary podcast series called The Opus. Also in 2019, Consequence of Sound partnered with StubHub to launch a live content hub and events series. In 2021, Consequence of Sound launched a redesign of their website, and rebranded to Consequence[citation needed]


Consequence is listed as one of the most influential music websites by Technorati. In 2010, ranked Consequence the year's best music blog, based on "Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year". 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.

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.

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

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

Annual Report

Top 50 Albums

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

Top 50 Songs

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

Artist, Band and Rookie of the Year

Year Artist Ref. Band Ref. Rookie Ref.
2010 Kanye West The Roots Not Awarded
2011 James Blake Foo Fighters The Weeknd
2012 Frank Ocean Death Grips Angel Haze
2013 Kanye West Arcade Fire HAIM
2014 Run the Jewels The War on Drugs FKA twigs
2015 Kendrick Lamar Tame Impala Vince Staples
2016 Chance the Rapper Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Car Seat Headrest
2017 Lorde King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard BROCKHAMPTON
2018 Janelle Monáe Pearl Jam Billie Eilish
2019 Billie Eilish Tool King Princess
2020 Phoebe Bridgers BTS Beabadoobee

Top 25 Films

Year Film Top 5 Films Ref.
2014 Under the Skin
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
2016 Moonlight
2017 Blade Runner 2049
2018 Hereditary
2019 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
2020 Lovers Rock

Performance, Filmmaker and Composer of the Year

Year Performance Ref. Filmmaker Ref. Composer Ref.
2014 Jenny Slate Dan Gilroy Mica Levi
2015 Michael Shannon George Miller Disasterpeace
2016 Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes Kenneth Lonergan Cliff Martinez
2017 Vicky Krieps Denis Villeneuve Hans Zimmer
2018 Toni Collette Spike Lee John Carpenter
2019 Elisabeth Moss Quentin Tarantino Daniel Lopatin
2020 Steven Yeun Steve McQueen Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Top 25 TV Shows

Year TV Show Top 5 TV Shows Ref.
2016 Stranger Things
2017 Twin Peaks
2018 The Americans
2019 Succession
2020 The Queen's Gambit

TV Performance and Showrunner(s) of the Year

Year TV Performance Ref. Showrunner(s) Ref.
2017 Rachel Bloom Mark Frost and David Lynch
2018 Billy Porter Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg
2019 Maya Hawke Jesse Armstrong

Comedian of the Year

Year Comedian Ref.
2013 Marc Maron
2014 Cameron Esposito
2015 Aziz Ansari
2016 Bill Maher
2017 Nathan Fielder
2018 John Mulaney
2019 Jenny Slate

Top 100 Ever

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

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