Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,307 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 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 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
1,307 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It never rests and never tires.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A daringly deconstructed soundtrack of the spheres.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant and intoxicating record.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Random Access Memories confuses, disappoints and grates.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Melodic, melancholic, at moments almost celestial, it's simply stunning work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Further proof that The Arcade Fire may indeed be the best band on the planet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An emotive, emphatic and often joyous collection of music that plays equally for the head and the heart.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's easy listening, while thankfully having nothing whatsoever to do with the much-maligned genre of the same name--and the sort of fascinatingly layered album that appears demanding and austere from the outset but is in fact home to a set of beautifully realised songs.
    • 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.