Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,102 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 0.4 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 Until One
Score distribution:
1,102 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The net result, a tapestry through dark alleys and along river banks, makes for an entertaining listening journey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overgrown remains closer knit, and paradoxically less fragmented than its illustrious predecessor, ideas rotating core values guided by an affirmatively unseen hand. Which ultimately makes this an even better record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a modern, angry masterpiece in here--just skip the manifesto.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is labour intensive listening, but hard work reaps rewards. A gnomic, genre-busting album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With 37 previously unreleased performances, On Air Volume 2 is essential for any Beatles collector. For everyone else, it’s an informal insight into the world’s greatest group on the verge of an exhilarating ascent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful diversion then, rather than an eye-opening reboot or soul-stirring call to arms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They’re worth the minor missteps along the way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking his time, as much of the album does, is no bad thing when the melodies are this compelling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To the uninitiated, this kind of '70s-inspired thrum-rock might sound a bit AOR, but given time it reveals its nuances, placing Vile somewhere between a rougher-edged M. Ward and a bluesy Ariel Pink.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What the album lacks in genuine surprises--it features fewer floor-filling basslines than its makers’ previous LP ‘proper’, 2010’s dance-designed ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’--it more than makes up for in comprehensive consistency.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love the ambiguous crossover between half-step London sounds and crushed and warped 4/4 peddled by the likes of Martyn, Burial or Joy Orbison, then the love in you will find this album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More Waitrose advert than classic Wrigley’s; the Black Keys’ raw power’s been polished. Some things are meant to stay rough around the edges.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a contemplative, confident record which will only strengthen with further listening.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a fully realised, sprightly rocking album that proves that sometimes musicians are best left alone to do what they do best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like about this summer soundtrack packed to the left of your luggage.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'R.I.P.' is both an update on the bass explorations of restless Britain and perhaps a timeless thesaurus of blistered tones and ideas that younger producers will beg, borrow and steal from for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music that’s meticulous and expansive without ever falling into the trap of being boring or self-indulgent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The band’s dependable grasp of instantly joyous hooks still shows no sign of deserting them, and Britt Daniel’s raspy voice continues to marshal the tight groove at their core.... Only ‘I Just Don’t Understand’ hits a truly bum note, sounding eerily like Beady Eye.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AM
    All of these stylistic inspirations make AM an invigorating experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a mix of frantic and scrappy pop songs alongside blankets of processed peacefulness Contra is a fun and always intriguing listen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The swagger comes in the form of knowing your strengths and for Stern, she's put all of them on display with Marnie Stern.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes uniformity is no bad thing at all--when you get the formula right, that is--and Guy and Howard Lawrence prove just that on their debut LP.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Morning Phase is a return to the lovelorn introspection of 2002’s ‘Sea Change’--in style, if not substance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the music of ritual, an electronic folk chimera of primordial pagan beats, ancient and timeless yet psychedelically futurist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disquieting divinity, duly delivered.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Potent in its masculine restraint, this record has surely always existed, just waiting to be plucked from the surf; a mercurial, magisterial, stick of seaside rock.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re after blunted beats and wordplay that reaffirms your belief in rap as urban folk music, then you’re in for a shock. But for anyone looking for a mind-expanding trip to the outer edges of the solar system, these rap futurists are your guides.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs, the faint trace of tape-hiss in the quieter moments combined with the rootsy feel of songs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As unconventional in approach as ever, the set extrapolates from their previous ventures and results in a confident and competent continuation of established qualities.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result of two years of head-down studio time, the Brighton-based producer has laced this debut with heart-racing drums that trip over each other and dark-hued synth rollers.