Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,220 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 0.2 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:
1,220 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Old
    It’s clear Danny is dealing with some demons, but his issues don’t dampen the mood.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driven by demons and fired by fury, 'Blunderbuss' is a turbulent insight into one man's wrath - but it rocks. Hard.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mightily impressive.
    • 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!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad and all-consuming, this is music for disillusioned youth with enough wry wordplay to back it up. In all its angst and menace, you can't help but feel liberated.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gone is the Primary Colours influences of Portishead's Geoff Barrow, or the punchy impatience of Strange House, and in that place stands an intellectually collective five-piece, fully immersed in the confidence of their own astonishing abilities.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very welcome return.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While he’ll probably never eclipse the flaming star that is label boss FlyLo’s reputation, Bruner here shows that he’s both his collaborator and peer, fusing a multi-genre musical mentality with a brilliantly sharp edge of accessibility.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Young Fathers possess that which makes the best British acts truly special: a singular identity born of multinational mixology.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quality accompaniment and memorial.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Showing clear progression and monumental ambition, TNP have crafted a stark and dense knockout performance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The woozy title track seems deliberately designed to unsettle the listener at the halfway point of an album that is in turns both richly emotive and beguilingly, bewitchingly uneasy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lykke Li seems to have made it work for her.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A beautiful recording but an occasional listen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While no single track quite matches Four Tet's 'Love Cry', it's as good overall as his contemporary's recent 'There Is Love In You'.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2009 has seen the emergence and critical success of other techno-pop bands, including The xx and Fever Ray, and Pantha du Prince plays into exactly this sort of intelligent, thoughtful, and in many ways uplifting music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We're New Here is a psychedelic atlas with which we can all sonically voyage upon. A great way to start the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is invigorating, wilful and wildly exuberant--and one senses an invitation to collaboration with David Byrne might be in the post.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Latin lamentations and oscillating interferences spin sinful tales of transgression and violation, with a flagellating undercurrent of austerity, to create an uneasy, intuitive, idiosyncratic masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Futurology is the Manics doing what they do best, with added Krautrock, Georgia Ruth and Green Gartside.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is what it is: a passionate, purposeful and wonderfully presented collection of combustive rock songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Drone Logic has peaks that dwarf its troughs, though, making Avery’s brave debut worth buying for its four best tracks alone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent return.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many have already been drawn into the melancholy whirlpools of their past two albums; yet more will surely be drawn by the warmer embrace of Legrand and Scally’s latest statement, a stronger, rhythmic definition offering a hand through the ether, beckoning the listener into their fluid tapestry.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marling has transcended the nu-folk movement and carved her own magnificent identity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the songwriter’s most overtly gorgeous works, it finds Panda Bear easing into new ground while maintaining his near effortless melodic touch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still flaunting in the grunge realm, the overall result is tough, yet accessible, including some deeper moments.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Herring’s growling vocals prevent proceedings from becoming too gloopy or nostalgic, and make Singles a new-wave treasure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully produced and blessed with Guy Garvey in fine voice, it's a small but perfectly formed step forward.