Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,818 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 Quadrophenia [The Director's Cut]
Lowest review score: 10 Until One
Score distribution:
1818 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While every track on The Haunted Man is brimming with invention, there's little to keep you coming back for repeat listens.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing here to write home about but it should make a nice stocking filler for Mum.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Den
    It's a shame, then, that these creations occasionally meander into somewhat monotonous territories.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One wonders if the venture should have reached out to the band's full catalogue, but it remains an adventurous extension for those who hold them dear.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times the effects are superb.... However, there are wobbles with the quality control.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album wears a multitude of influences on its sleeve, containing elements of hip-hop, house, disco and funk, but ultimately there is a distinct lack of variation amongst the thirteen tracks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting experiment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neither offensive nor inventive this album is a bit like a bag of Rainbow Drops; thrillingly pretty but ultimately full of air.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cerulean Salt isn’t boundary breaking, but it possesses qualities enough to leave one charmed, if not consistently captivated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It will inspire obsessive fandom and moisten a few eyes, but Henson’s voice is something of an acquired taste.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Useful, thrown-back fun, comfortable off the cutting edge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A pleasant, occasionally saccharine listen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Major Lazer stands for firing on an all cylinders but doesn’t warn against the oomph taking leave of absence, though it does play off the shoulder of the first LP just lovely.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all of John Kowalski and Rian Trench’s accomplished textures and impressive ’80s sci-fi sheen, it’s these [songs "Happiness Is A Warm Spacestation" and "A Sky Darkly"] simmering, slow burning heavyweights that give Supermigration the thunder it needs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At their best though, Junip’s exotic folk gems have a slow-burning charm and are an impressive step forward from Gonzalez’s easy listening cover versions.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results here feel somewhat less spirited.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Random Access Memories confuses, disappoints and grates.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ice On The Dune is patchy, and shows little progression from 2008 debut, ‘Walking On A Dream’.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Running to an hour long, Magna Carta becomes exhausting, bumping familiar motifs with such frequency that, as the album nears its close, the senses feel entirely numbed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Reid’s soundtrack is vibrant, but it can’t save the album from its own tedium.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an auspicious start, but it too often seems that Samaris lack the inherent ability to fully realise their ambitions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Loose vocals meander through the whirling haze, the album more suited to intimate, personal listening rather than gatherings in the sun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even at its worst this hotchpotch collection is pleasant fare.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Easy to absorb musically and easy to ignore lyrically, Loud Like Love is 50 minutes of simply okay alt-rock.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Repent Replenish Repeat is their most mixed work to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fine sound indeed, but one that could have been better with a shade more variety injected into proceedings.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a great pop album, then, but certainly the product of a great pop star.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite lending his rich, soulful vocals to an eclectic collection of tracks, including versions of songs originally by Coldplay and Wye Oak, the streamlined, country-tinged production waters the songs down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    EVE
    Whilst previous albums were energetic and exuberant in scope, Eve largely lacks the duo’s trademark vigour and moments of originality.