Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,770 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Spiderland [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 10 Until One
Score distribution:
1770 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful, worthy follow-up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By working with a producer who sought him out and by letting the songs lead the way, he has delivered a timeless album.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is still an intrinsically Maxwell record, but he navigates familiar tropes through friction and distressed noir-soul, the cohesiveness of the record all the more commendable as a result.
    • 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
    He has vision and ambition beyond the scope of most of us and he is able to bring it to fruition. Long may he find new fans for his challenging but deeply satisfying work.
    • 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
    Process is his ‘Carrie And Lowell’, a healing record for the broken, the lovelorn and the lost.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a confident and powerful statement, and one that underlines his complete and utter dominance of the genre at this moment.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although uncompromising in it’s vision and delivery, Stranger To Stranger ultimately, serves as another fine testament to Simon’s craft and ingenuity as a songwriter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She's brilliant, sometimes inspired, and this tenth studio album finds her gifts undiminished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I See You is perhaps the bravest album of the band’s career, the one laden with the most changes, with the most prolonged journeys into the unexpected. Yet it also feels resolutely like The xx.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every Baroness album before this has featured huge shifts in style, this being the one where they take the best of each to create a propulsive, thrilling whole.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet beyond this wired mix of post-punk anxiety, splintered techno elements and haunting soul samples, it’s Danny Brown’s rhyming ability that ultimately sees the LP flourish.
    • 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.