Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,220 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 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 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
1,220 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is mood-manifesting music of exceptional quality, experimental electronic fare of substance and, crucially, heart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every track gives you something new and exciting, while holding tightly on to Emilíana’s flawless voice and melodies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bones Of What You Believe is an exceptionally strong debut where every track is a potential single.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strong, engaging return to form, Mechanical Bull is made to ride. Strap in and enjoy.
    • 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
    This is written by someone who’s a kid right now, about what it is to be young right now. Consequently, this isn’t a “you” and “I” album. It’s a “we”, “us” and “them” album.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Betas were a formidable live band, and the radio session tracks here are as good as, and sometimes better than, their studio counterparts. There’s little in the way of actual rarities, though.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another impressive feather in one of the most versatile caps in Parisian pop music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With 37 previously unreleased performances, On Air Volume 2 is essential for any Beatles collector. For everyone else, it’s an informal insight into the world’s greatest group on the verge of an exhilarating ascent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Shangri La he has captured everything cleanly and sparsely to really let Jake’s storytelling shine. The resulting exposure makes for a mature and remarkable album.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the delicate beauty of previous albums, this is the sound of an artist unleashed.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music that’s meticulous and expansive without ever falling into the trap of being boring or self-indulgent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What could so nearly have been overbearing or desperate to be loved is, in actual fact, sincerely captivating and euphorically playful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Young Fathers possess that which makes the best British acts truly special: a singular identity born of multinational mixology.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Passion is a puzzling thing, expressed in myriad manners. But it can never be fabricated, and Ought’s heated brand of it is amongst the most bracing sounds anyone can encounter in 2014.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damaged but delightful long-player, then, perfect for fans of Daughter and Camera Obscura.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is altogether more colourful, an expansive record--fleshier, bloodier and lusciously psychedelic.... Near perfection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a truly fascinating listen.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This polished set is pure aural candy from front-to-back and firmly re-establishes Jackson as one of Britain’s premier pop talents.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All one can do is let the album play through again, though, is indicative of the great power this exhibition of completely engrossing, electrifyingly ambitious avant-dance(hall) possesses.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great just gets greater.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn’t challenge expectation, but equally it does nothing, puts nary a single step wrong, to risk their reputation as a preeminent act of their kind, and of our times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a slow-burning, deeply resonant collection with a stirring potency and the capacity to truly wow.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Power drifting through the gears and with cutting-edge in hand, this is a shoe-in contender for house album of the year--clear and distinct, all the way through.