Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,997 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Cardiology
Score distribution:
1997 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While sweetened by a potent handful of emphatic guitar romps, DIIV’s latest record quickly overstays its welcome, and ultimately would do well to be remembered as more than just a watered-down collection of indie rock songs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More an album that demands repeated listens, at times creates confusion, and juts from one influence to the next. Tatum’s record collection is clearly solid, and now he can again add one of his own to it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A band mentality may of allowed the material to work some new ground but as a solo project we’ve a dense collection all sticking to one vision. One to dip into when the storm clouds are approaching.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s obviously understandable to attempt to capitalise upon the success of your best-known hit but on This Is Acting, Sia loses sight of what made her such an interesting artist in the first place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Breezy but not without substance, if Resort reveals anything about Tuff Love’s trajectory, it’s that they’ve become more contemplative over time, while refusing to forgo their shambling melodic impulses in the process.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Night Thoughts is far from easy listening, but it's further proof that Suede's renaissance shows no sign of losing momentum.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s heartening to hear, after all these years, that time has not diminished the intensity of those performances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy on the ear yet hard on the heart, Aidan Knight has delivered something very fine indeed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A rejig and a little more fire could have elevated this collection to something that’ll get the heart racing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their future is full of possibilities; thankfully they didn’t go before their time after all, as Promise Everything is their best work yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While each of the band's EPs were like short, sharp gut-shots, Vile Child feels diluted in comparison, and as such is a record that shows plenty of promise, but not one that will change lives.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although largely a strong body of work, the album’s borderline moments of geniune greatness--'Hate On', 'Dark Ear' and 'Mr. Mistake', the latter of which is surely the most sonically soothing track to reference a nuclear winter--aren’t replicated with any real consistency.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In short, on Hymns there’s something close to an excellent EP in amongst some of the very worst things ever to bear the Bloc Party name.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blessed with wisdom and a rare sense of poetry, Weem finds De Rosa revelling in glorious dis-connection from their roots.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s sci-fi, afro, poetry delivered with a snarl. This may not be for everyone, hell, it may only be for the brave, but if you take the ride you’ll be vastly rewarded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clements and Griffiths have sculpted something truly special out of their final time with their friend and, while too late for all of the numerous lists, it deserves to be held up as one of the most affecting and impressive releases of a difficult year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite at times being muddled, Segall is not afraid to stand up and confront the audience, evoking the most visceral of feelings and pushing the boundaries of comfort. Divisive, but all the more brilliant for it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ‘Small And Silver’ is a welcome break around the halfway mark, when their stock in trade is replaced with unsettling bass and an off-beat production. However, it’s only a hint of a promise to explore new territories and doesn’t go far enough to vary the album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a subtle progression for the trio, the band honing their craft to produce a record that is equal parts compelling as it is isolating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As fans of the Glaswegian producer will know only too well, the solemnity of Menzies’ work as Alex Smoke has always proved itself to be multi-faceted; transcending the sphere of electronic music to incorporate the multi-instrumentalist’s penchant for classical instruments. Fast forward to 2016 and this truth remains intact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the ballsiness and twisted subject matters, ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ does limp along with some downtempo drone numbers that would be better if their lyrics were decipherable. .... Still, Songs For Our Mothers’ impresses for all the right reasons.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equally fragile and resplendent in its execution, it's the kind of album that stays with you long after its haunting close.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s the balance of maturity and melody that will keep you going back to this album. They’ve grown up, but then so have their fans. Let's just see where they go from here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever with this band, it’s sure to be an idiosyncratic but beguiling direction, although there’s no hurry with so much to pick over on this thoughtful latest outing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While New View is not especially novel, it still has some fine songs at its core.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are times where the album is inconsistent; the beats aren't as addictive on 'Rhythm Is All You Can Dance'. The album is at its strongest when it bravely introduces seemingly incompatible music styles to each other.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Largely The Anchoress’ arrival on the scene is a textured and lovingly crafted treat, bursts of melody, backing vocals and tweaked samples making for a lush soundscape.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more immersive, majestic and ultimately engaging release than album one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It ultimately falls between two stools - not giving a true portrayal of a Villagers live show, and failing to mix-up tracks enough to justify this ‘re-imagining’ of older material.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the centre of Panic At The Disco’s best album yet is Urie himself. The charisma and eccentricity of the front man, matched by his jaw-dropping vocal acrobatics sees Urie finally become the ringmaster of his own circus.