Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,146 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher 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 Until One
Score distribution:
1,146 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hypno-grooving at its best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very welcome return.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exhausting and thoroughly absorbing set.... It is a record that everybody should own. Meticulous, majestic, momentous.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    {Awayland} is just brilliant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    II
    The Portland-based psych-rock outfit’s second album is an absolute triumph.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a dense work that’ll be discovered thriving equally happily in the niche of teenage bedrooms as in underground cults and a nebulous haze of mushrooming Mixcloud communiqués extending over the horizon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Potent in its masculine restraint, this record has surely always existed, just waiting to be plucked from the surf; a mercurial, magisterial, stick of seaside rock.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a gem for Harcourt fans and the sweetest of introductions for new listeners.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sad, weird, beautiful, fiercesome; music to move and excite. [Apr 2013, p.97]
    • Clash Music
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rest assured, his remarkable voice and grasp of melody remain undimmed and while it may not sound exactly as you were expecting, it is a bold, distinctive and genuinely excellent record.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The North Borders is a triumph--each listen is a revelation; seemingly it’s a breadth of work that marks a new, exciting era of electronic music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overgrown remains closer knit, and paradoxically less fragmented than its illustrious predecessor, ideas rotating core values guided by an affirmatively unseen hand. Which ultimately makes this an even better record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a modern, angry masterpiece in here--just skip the manifesto.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Modern Vampires Of The City conveys one hell of a sense of permanence from a band that once seemed ephemeral and frivolous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Four is an accessible album, filled with heavy questions about what love really means, posed through sensitive and dramatic arrangements.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unassuming and bewitching masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set of tracks will stand with their most masterful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the tracks cry out for a bar or two to be spat over, but when you hear that hollow synth on Teeza’s ‘Rum And Coke’, you’ll be sold on the grime renaissance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is one of the folk albums of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, they’ve saved their finest ideas for Tomorrow’s Harvest, which burns as brightly as anything they have accomplished thus far
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything suggests that, on the strength of this set, The Land of the Brave won’t need a referendum to prove its independence.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a beautifully sunny, unashamedly melodic tour de force which pitches up somewhere between a fevered Beatles obsession and a well-loved pile of Go-Betweens records.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    10 tracks of soul-bearing introspection swathed in layers of rich reverb, icy chill and ephemeral echoes of 30 years of synth pop.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This one will grow and reward with every new listen, as you get to know the troubled character behind the barbed words.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    II
    II is an absolute masterpiece of dancefloor work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Diego’s Crocodiles have absolutely nailed album number four.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it takes more than a couple of listens for Loud City Song to feel like a cohesive album, the reward once you do is well worth the outlay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What might be the most understated and confident album of the summer.