Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,209 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 0.3 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:
1,209 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It bursts with techno beats that jump wildly from deep and dark to bright and euphoric.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Salad Days is an aural testament to the old adage that there’s a fine line between genius and insanity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the riffs are quite incredible ('A More Perfect Union'), and the general effect of the whole album is that the listener will want to weep and dance simultaneously. Simply brilliant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For TNP converts this will no doubt be regarded as a masterpiece. But for the casual listener, it’s simply another solid 21st century ambient record to help while away the late hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can cope with the extreme twee, Heartleap is a diamond.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only maturity in their sound is towards a more ambient quarter. Elevator music not quite, but rising out of the background might be an issue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fade finds YLT at their most wistfully contemplative; a thought only softened by the paradox that this might just be one of their best yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Earl Sweatshirt is telling truths rather than forging fantasy, and Doris is a disturbed and penetrating journey into the mind of the boy that came back from Samoa.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Gibbs] expertly negotiates Madlib’s minefield, forcefully popping words off the producer’s gorgeously mined snares and snatched vocal loops.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After the impulsive creativity of Logos, Parallax, by contrast, is a much more refined listen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rest assured, his remarkable voice and grasp of melody remain undimmed and while it may not sound exactly as you were expecting, it is a bold, distinctive and genuinely excellent record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album that can make you weepy in the hazy blur of the wee small hours, and euphoric in the fuzzy afternoon sun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's classic Americana rock at its best, combining musical echoes of Springsteen and Dylan but crafted with a poet's eye for detail. Dreamy, infectious, and full of hope. A powerful antidote to all those who say the best days of American classic rock are well over.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The anthems are still here, rest assured; they’re less obvious, but definitely no less compelling.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The land may not currently be fertile in terms of crops but it certainly is in artistry, as there is a wild eclecticism and experimentalism here that touches the soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like about this summer soundtrack packed to the left of your luggage.