Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,148 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 Cardiology
Score distribution:
1,148 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With lyrical viewpoints and musical references more diverse than ever, this set is his finest solo release to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cornucopia of ideas and influences, here, Andrew Bird has created a veritable treasure trove of a record, where to equal the bare sum of its parts is a momentous achievement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building shifting ambient electronic compositions, there's no easy way into his world and Replica is a brooding testament to patience and investment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A marvellous new set, then, that only develops its makers’ already enviable reputation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Musically scattergun, with vintage rock ‘n’ roll rubbing shoulders with post-rock sounds, there’s much to admire about this bold artistic statement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a photocopy of the original Britpop blueprint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Malkmus' third (or fourth depending on which folklore you believe) outing with The Jicks, is a disappointing collection of hits and misses--with the latter winning on points.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imperfect, but still as absolutely bloody essential as the best of Fugazi always was.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An early contender for this year’s big summer rap album, we won’t be surprised if we are still hearing about Honest when the winter cold returns.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's less immediate than previous material, but nevertheless absorbs the magic of the world, distilling it into ten slices of trembling, impassioned rock 'n' roll.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Armed with some equally intriguing sleeve notes, This Ain't Chicago is more than just a collection; it's a journey.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lucky Shiner is one of the most innovative and mind-melding albums of the year and one that just keeps on giving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is an album of intimacy, introspection and incredible beauty; a communion with the sands.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing here for the existing fan base but enough to entice new arrivals and strong enough to furnish a fresh interest from them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an album in the true sense, each song a building block on an overall journey.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Serious though he may intend to be, through the combination of Williamson’s Mr. Angry rants and Andrew Fearn’s tinny keyboards, Sleaford Mods do have a tendency to sound like a bit of a novelty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As attempts at storming the mainstream go, this looks like a surefire winner, but musically it feels like a lesser take on Outkast's The Love Below.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a tried and tested formula but inspiration as beautifully realised as this is hard to ignore.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hookworms have a huge, infectious energy, best evidenced on the wild organ grooves and ridiculously weighty drumming of ‘Radio Tokyo’, but some of the finest moments come when they adopt a more considered, less-immediate approach.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With lyrics dripping with casual poetic nuance and bold, full arrangements, Stay Gold is at once an arresting set of classic country reference points as well as a towering body of stirring, beguilingly original songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is a bold step, Spunt and Randall striving to write songs they would be psyched to listen to, and moving in a direction that will fail to disappoint fans of earlier releases 'Nouns' and 'Weirdo Rippers'. Rad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    ‘It’s Never Over’ is this band’s best TV On The Radio impression, and ‘Porno’ almost goes G-funk: a pleasant surprise. But undercooked electronics, impotent rhetoric, too-familiar crescendo-ing structures and an overall feeling that this needs further post-production attention render Reflektor an entirely substandard album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    C'mon is such a delight, simultaneously luscious in their orchestration and muted in their delivery. Beautiful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bones Of What You Believe is an exceptionally strong debut where every track is a potential single.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A blindingly good debut.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the PJ Harvey comparisons Calvi will inevitably attract this record is more alternative cabaret than gothic melodrama -- and much better for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a triumphant comeback.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While these are only flashes, they help make Corsicana Lemonade a progressive exercise in restraint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a body of music Exai lividly pulses, possessed by a half-life of disturbing magnitude.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stuffed with bomb-ass beats and rhymes that will bang from Cali to Darlington.