Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,863 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
1863 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It makes for a stark--often chilling, often exhilarating--collection of music that spans the genre(s), from the well-known to the esoteric, the accessible to the impenetrable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    II
    II is an absolute masterpiece of dancefloor work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Antiphon is going to divide opinion, but give it a chance--it might just be the best thing they’ve ever done.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She's brilliant, sometimes inspired, and this tenth studio album finds her gifts undiminished.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    II
    The Portland-based psych-rock outfit’s second album is an absolute triumph.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not as shiny as ‘Nevermind’, nor as raucous as ‘Bleach’; it’s not as sensibly realised as it would have been has DGC had entirely their own way, but nor does it completely kick against Cobain and company’s prior achievements.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Gloss Drop] is one of the most startling, visually emotive albums we've heard in years. Vividly audacious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's heavy, but so very beautiful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, they’ve saved their finest ideas for Tomorrow’s Harvest, which burns as brightly as anything they have accomplished thus far
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    As his main band disappears into "indefinite hiatus", console yourself with the knowledge that Birgisson has just made the best record of his career.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is just Nick Cave, stripped to the bone and robbed of a future. It’s impossible to turn away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What will keep you coming back to Film Festival is a profound desire to dissect further, to unpack the lyrical and instrumental proficiency to such a degree you feel so in on the joke that Mike and Paul aren’t just collaborators and flawless music makers to you, they’re friends.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    {Awayland} is just brilliant.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work of quite singular intensity, it leaves a lasting impact.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is one of the folk albums of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The North Borders is a triumph--each listen is a revelation; seemingly it’s a breadth of work that marks a new, exciting era of electronic music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is altogether more colourful, an expansive record--fleshier, bloodier and lusciously psychedelic.... Near perfection.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent return.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an album, though still swinging from one place to another with glee, The Underside Of Power feels important, and very, very serious, as a body of work. It is one of the year’s very best albums, and sets out Algiers as one of the decade’s very best bands.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a confident, bold and captivating record, and one which is dominated by that beguilingly ragged voice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most bands master a sound, but there’s the distinct feeling here that TOTS are merely vessels for a force operating somewhere beyond our comprehension of what can, and does, qualify as pop music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's too early to say if Currents will be the masterpiece that Kevin Parker is remembered for, but not too early to state that this is his best LP yet, a near-perfect album in a body of already remarkably impressive works.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lyrically fascinating, charmingly vulnerable and compulsively danceable--this is how to do a debut.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joyous, pensive, cathartic and hymnal in equal measure, this is the human condition set to music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyoncé’ is one of the best damn albums of 2013, basically, however you’re looking at it: as an R&B record, a pop set, an electro collection. Whatever your tastes, you can’t question the quality here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The band's strengths are here in abundance, but they are reimagined, twisted into new shapes and given a visceral intensity that is utterly irresistible.