Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,164 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 Exile On Main Street [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Until One
Score distribution:
1,164 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compelling and absorbing, The Take Off is a rich and rewarding record.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    {Awayland} is just brilliant.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twelve years after their formation, the East Coast five-piece have created their finest album to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Production is loud and punchy and even the quiet bits aren't quiet, which makes all sixteen tracks in one sitting a bit like hard work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biting nostalgia of middle age runs throughout the lyrics and the band’s desire to produce something akin to ‘Automatic For The People’ is largely fulfilled.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A far darker piece than her debut album, this is a downbeat yet profoundly affecting second act.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For most of its running time, you won’t want to move anywhere, either. Maybe don’t stay that way forever, but frequent returns to Ruins in the coming years are guaranteed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album of summer anthems this is not, then, and its collision of sorrow-tinged dreaminess and ethereal symphonies ensure it’s not just good wallowing material, but good material full stop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming two years after his debut ‘Blunderbuss’, a vitriol-filled purge that dropped in the wake of White’s divorce, Lazaretto does sound like a transitional step.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may find 'Visions' consistently eschews the same ground of super slick, layered vocals over chrome digital structures but this reductive palette of sonics hears the album fly towards its peak of 'Nightmusic' - a collaboration with Majical Cloudz that is camouflaged electro pop that'll keep you muttering for months.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a distinctive sound that's certain to have mass appeal, this teen troubadour is set to smash it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy on the ear it isn’t, but Slow Focus carves its name into the synapses nonetheless, like some sort of unstoppable, power-electronics ‘In Utero’.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imperfect, but still as absolutely bloody essential as the best of Fugazi always was.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All dark atmospherics and empty space, Jaar’s spectral production for collaborative project Darkside creates the void where rhythm, and seemingly time, are allowed to infinitely float on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swanlights is less straightforward than his other records and more operatic. It's still astonishingly beautiful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She may not take life too seriously, but when it comes to making divine music, Beth means business.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All performed with good, non-satirical heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unsettling, certainly, on more than a few occasions. But wonderful is the descriptor that sticks after so many listens to this entirely enveloping LP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brill Bruisers should finally see the band obtain the commercial success to match the critical acclaim they’ve accrued over the course of their last five LPs, as this is an almost perfect soundtrack to what’s left of the summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This music really doesn't need any window dressing because it's as good a collection of songs as she has put her name to in ten years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The familiar sparse, shrugging guitar touches return, sounding no less beguiling than they did three years ago, but the craft has improved. Where 'xx' traded on a certain naïve charm, 'Coexist' is a meticulously controlled aural environment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DSU
    This is enduring evidence that the purest, most interesting music inevitably comes without hefty production or marketing budgets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Woolford fends off critics of unoriginality by contributing to/completing bass music’s circle of life. Good tidings of Thunder and Joy.