Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 949 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher 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 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 949
949 music reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As lyrically profound as ever, yet with a tinge of detached romantiscm. Pioneers they remain.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    C'mon is such a delight, simultaneously luscious in their orchestration and muted in their delivery. Beautiful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smother does exactly what it suggests but with a poetic fragility and an exacting panache that enthrals and entices like never before. An essential album.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finely crafted folk is elevated towards greatness by the stunning voice of Alessi Laurent-Marke.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Gloss Drop] is one of the most startling, visually emotive albums we've heard in years. Vividly audacious.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mirror Mirror is a raw, nocturnal and very northern record, and one that's nailed its bleeding, hedonistic colours high up the musical mast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gone is the Primary Colours influences of Portishead's Geoff Barrow, or the punchy impatience of Strange House, and in that place stands an intellectually collective five-piece, fully immersed in the confidence of their own astonishing abilities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything here is gorgeously sung and this woozy, gently uplifting collection of songs is pretty close to perfect.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By stripping back the layers of overbearing electronic production of the past, they've recorded an album of lush and elegant pop music, beguiling and gloriously cinematic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent return.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    He has fateful serenity tangling with rudebwoy pluck through crackly pirate radio reception, smuggling in head-scratching interludes - field recordings seemingly from the club's toilets/smoking section - and one '70s synthesizer pitstop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounding fifty years out of time and traversing genres without concern, it is unlike anything else you will hear this summer. And you really must hear it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only real criticism of Ceremonials is that this album is completely, relentlessly, Florence. Her fans will lap it up, while those who aren't keen on her will probably remain unconvinced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She's brilliant, sometimes inspired, and this tenth studio album finds her gifts undiminished.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have seen the future of dreamy pop, and its name is The Maccabees.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She may not take life too seriously, but when it comes to making divine music, Beth means business.
    • 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
    Stuffed with bomb-ass beats and rhymes that will bang from Cali to Darlington.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Imbued with a rupturing rave-punk sensibility.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'R.I.P.' is both an update on the bass explorations of restless Britain and perhaps a timeless thesaurus of blistered tones and ideas that younger producers will beg, borrow and steal from for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hyper real hip-hop made just in time for the end of the world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unconventional masterpiece.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The maker and breaker of neon daisy chains, 'Galaxy Garden' is a fantasia that's as lush as a chain of soap shops.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Loveless] not only stands the test of time, but transcends it. Songs like 'When You Sleep' sound as inventive now and would outshine much of the crop of young pretenders... Remains an archetypal classic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Young, yet somehow void of naivety. Vibrant, yet artistically matured.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A peerless left-field masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Channel Orange demands to be listened to in a single sitting.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Centepede Hz is somehow both futuristically innovative and welcomingly accessible. Amid the obscurantism caused by white noise and radio interference are strong choruses likely to get any form of life dancing.