Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,164 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 Exile On Main Street [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Until One
Score distribution:
1,164 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Authoritatively potent, bitterly bleak and beautiful, this record is an unexpected but essential punch in the face.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, while Robyn shows that her body can certainly do the talking, when it comes to walking the walk she's prone to stumbling in directions she should avoid.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a truly fascinating listen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful, worthy follow-up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all Björk albums before it, Vulnicura is the work of many but the vessel, really, for the voice--and everything that means--of just one persistently empowering talent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is melody here, clear structure. The Blackest Beautiful is a pop record, of a kind. The kind that eats the other albums racked next to it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an effortless comeback, then, that almost plays like a greatest hits set.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sorrowful, yet captivating collection of songs, ensuring that Ms. Mitchell continues to snap at the heels of PJ Harvey in the female singer songwriter stakes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These 10 tracks comprise a head-and-shoulders-above collection that immediately imprints itself as one of the best hip-hop records of 2013 so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is one of the folk albums of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dense and obtuse it may be but those who follow this most intense sonic explorer will be rewarded the greatest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shields is an engrossing, beautiful work which could only come from Grizzly Bear, and only at this point in their career.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP1
    Fragile, heavenly and utterly compelling; this debut paves the way for boundaries-pushing pop. This is music that shatters you with a single tap.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mystical brew of funk, gospel and delta rock.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Betas were a formidable live band, and the radio session tracks here are as good as, and sometimes better than, their studio counterparts. There’s little in the way of actual rarities, though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As always, Wild Beasts' songs are unusually intimate, and the electronic evolution of Present Tense captures their characteristically microscopic explorations of human interaction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great just gets greater.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Richly melodic and possessing a classicist pop sensibility, this is rock music with soul.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Self-possessed and uncompromising, this is a record with regal bearing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She's brilliant, sometimes inspired, and this tenth studio album finds her gifts undiminished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With both music and curation straying into increasingly beguiling territories The Lost Tapes is as delightful as it is overwhelming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wistful and plaintive, solemn yet blissful, these are songs from another time - if not another planet - and their mesmerising melodies have the powerful ability to transport you, temporally and spatially, into the band's anachronistic, peaceful, eternal summer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smother does exactly what it suggests but with a poetic fragility and an exacting panache that enthrals and entices like never before. An essential album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a strong and accomplished debut, and Jessie Ware has provided the missing link between SBTRKT and Sade. Whether you think that's a good thing is your call.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful outing in hauntingly pastoral heartbreak. Impressive.
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fabulous album, confirming St. Vincent's status as a deeply talented artist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bleak as you like, but strangely cathartic in many places, it's absolutely the worst album to soundtrack your Christmas lottery win. For the rest of us dour wageslaves, it's perfect.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyoncé’ is one of the best damn albums of 2013, basically, however you’re looking at it: as an R&B record, a pop set, an electro collection. Whatever your tastes, you can’t question the quality here.