Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,193 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 Spiderland [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 10 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
1,193 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trentemøller’s studio chops are beyond question, but the results here suggest something of a new musical identity crisis.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lolloping along with little desire to vary pace or style, it is ultimately forgettable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Loose vocals meander through the whirling haze, the album more suited to intimate, personal listening rather than gatherings in the sun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the album is full of brilliance, album opener ‘Marina’ stands headstrong above the others in terms of scope and grandeur, a dirty distorted guitar solo coupled with an African style instrumental and tribal chorusing sees ‘Fever’ go from commendable to a masterpiece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can see how some might dismiss ‘Dream Get Together’ as irrelevant noodling (oh yes, there are solos herein), but if you are unphased by such concepts then you will enjoy this album a lot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grace/Confusion sees Hawk get back on track, by remembering what worked in the first place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This set is teeming with energy despite its down moments, and demands to be played again in its entirety as soon as it ends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The euphoric, floating '60s guitar sheen and carefree swagger which dominates proceedings is utterly uplifting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fine sound indeed, but one that could have been better with a shade more variety injected into proceedings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Packing a brassy punch, the tracks still manage to twinkle elegantly, rich in harmony with hymnal touches.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it aims to push boundaries, CLPPNG does so in a way that demonstrates a love for the music and culture that forms its source material.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The results are mixed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We Will Not Harm You operates much like a London Sunday market in its vibrant, assorted survey of the electronic melting pot
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It will inspire obsessive fandom and moisten a few eyes, but Henson’s voice is something of an acquired taste.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scrappy but charming, Times New Viking's fifth album shows their dirty sound scrubs up nicely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times the effects are superb.... However, there are wobbles with the quality control.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    B-Room is offensively inoffensive.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These sounds are heavier and Miller flows naturally in this element.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Paired down to their essence, this distilled Efterklang is premium strength stuff.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is a compelling exercise in growth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gradual evolution, then, and all the better for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't a record to dip into, but an absorbing, cerebral and often funky trip.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s gripping, and we suspect the follow-up will be truly special.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s about love and life and happiness and positivity without being the slightest bit sloppy. It’s the perfect accompaniment to bashing away the January blues and starting 2015 with a smile on your face.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Congreave, has selected with more ambition than his curatorial Tapes predecessors.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lyrics like “I’ll stay young to be saved” (‘Be A Kid’) come across as self-indulgent and frontman Sam McTrusty’s reedy vocals get lost in menacing tracks like ‘I Am An Animal’.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a joy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Race For Space has its mis-steps, but most importantly it shows that Public Service Broadcasting aren't a one-off novelty act, and that there's mileage in their approach.