Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,020 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Exile On Main Street [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Cardiology
Score distribution:
1,020 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't be everyone's cup of tea but this could well be a guilty pop pleasure for many.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Strokes have outgrown any notions of being rock's saviours, in doing so they could just have delivered what might be their best album since Is This It. It's certainly their most diverse.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pearson's mournful growl, and the brutal honesty in raking over his personal failings, makes for a majestic, in-the-dead-of-the-night confessional.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Criminally under exposed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Often accused of being too calculating in his constructs, Mind Bokeh emerges as a spectral funk odyssey.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simultaneously depressing and uplifting, evil and camp, it's an inspiring, majestic paradox of an album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Favouring shamelessly blokey call-and-response hooks and not averse to "woos" and "woah-woah-woahs", these tales of love chased, lost and briefly enjoyed are delivered with an infectious enthusiasm and blessed with production by Edwyn Collins.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amid the deferential nods, Mazes exude vigour and vibrancy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undeniably formulaic but just as captivatingly beautiful, solemn closer Let Me Back In is the track-stopping highlight, painstakingly building to a crescendo before the ghost voices drift out. Glorious.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is probably the third best Beastie Boys album ever made. And that is not a pejorative. Boggle!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we needed to decipher from this album was whether Miles Kane was capable of anything audacious, anything unexpected, complex and constructed. Colour Of The Trap displays this on numerous occasions, unrelenting in its boasts of adventurous and candid variation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the cool-o-meter currently set at all things synthy and coldwave-y, Austra look set for big things.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such grand ambitions achieved, great music produced, and a five year journey concluded and justified, Morricone would be proud: Rome was well worth the wait.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    W
    An enthralling listen from a compelling artist prepared to push the unorthodox.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His use of simile and metaphor is questionable but with an irrepressible energy and guest vocal spots from Kelly Rowland (Invincible) and Ellie Goulding (Wonderman) on top of three top five hits, this Peckham born rapper might just have made the most fun pop album of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Morning Jacket should be celebrated as a band that tirelessly deliver value for money--there's enough in here to keep you listening for months on end, and loving every minute of it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cloud Control's debut is making an early play for the feel-good record of 2011. There are more hooks in Bliss Control's thirty-nine minutes than in Captain Birdseye's entire fleet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful, worthy follow-up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    D
    An audacious, adventurous, unclassifiable fourth album from the newly expanded Austin natives: this is a seriously self-assured sonic experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no doubting the commitment in delivery though, with solid musical cohesion and a thrusting triple-guitar assault that has an astounding clarity and is expertly choreographed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The euphoric, floating '60s guitar sheen and carefree swagger which dominates proceedings is utterly uplifting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's [Comet Gain's David Feck] in untouchable form here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is a fine document of why Wiley was, is, and will continue to be such a cornerstone of the grime scene.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sound of bliss.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ritual Union is the rich vindication of Little Dragon's slow burning upturn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For this, Fruit Bats' fifth outing, the Chicagoan took inspiration from a decade-old train ride.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's classic Americana rock at its best, combining musical echoes of Springsteen and Dylan but crafted with a poet's eye for detail. Dreamy, infectious, and full of hope. A powerful antidote to all those who say the best days of American classic rock are well over.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marling has transcended the nu-folk movement and carved her own magnificent identity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That this is both Beirut's deepest and most instantly enjoyable album is obvious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although just seven songs long, the third album from San Francisco psychedelic rockers Wooden Shjips is a remarkably dense, intense affair.