Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,147 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 Quadrophenia [The Director's Cut]
Lowest review score: 10 Electra Heart
Score distribution:
1,147 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never bettered, this is the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band’s crowning triumph. Own this!
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This masterpiece isn’t dulling any time soon. Working on the premise that they were Generation X’s own Velvet Underground, this is their ‘White Light/White Heat’, and one of the most important rock records of all time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the elongated nature of its creation, Black Messiah is a fluid, confidently cool piece.... A real showcase of his incredible talent.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remastered and supplemented it has received a contemporary injection and doesn't feel out of place in today's scene with that Mould influence shining through.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not just West's best album, it's a keen contender for the most ambitious LP in hip-hop history. West side story!
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Channel Orange demands to be listened to in a single sitting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    First spewed forth in 1973 this blend of Iggy's guttural moanings and James Williamson's precise spiky guitars is rightly regarded as one of the most seminal, ferocious, uncompromising, crude, sleazy, nihilistic rock albums of all time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A glittering glam-pop bounty of androgynous pop bots, dock prostitutes, Depression-era outlaws, cowboys and nun-baiting schoolgirls, GYBR remains a vital and versatile vision of brilliance that deserves to be heard.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You don't even need to know about the box-set's extras: if teenage angst is the root of rock and roll, then 'Quadrophenia' is its definitive statement.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the delicate beauty of previous albums, this is the sound of an artist unleashed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The devil’s in the detail, and it makes for a brilliant record.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Run The Jewels has again pushed rap away from regular rhythms and rhymes and into territories that they’re still calculating the dimensions of. May they never reach the sum of such remarkable parts and continue to exclusively Run Them Jewels fast.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is altogether more colourful, an expansive record--fleshier, bloodier and lusciously psychedelic.... Near perfection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it takes more than a couple of listens for Loud City Song to feel like a cohesive album, the reward once you do is well worth the outlay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A work of pure, true genius.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hypno-grooving at its best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exhausting and thoroughly absorbing set.... It is a record that everybody should own. Meticulous, majestic, momentous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This, his fifth album, is also an overt ode to limbo, the halfway house of consciousness and true death. And this is where all 19 tracks dwell, in between the failing light of traditional jazz and the bursts of neon emitted from his polyrhythmic, nocturnal electronica.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The material more than matches the ambition on these 11 bewitching songs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a bold and stark opus worthy of attention, if your attention span is long enough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A daringly deconstructed soundtrack of the spheres.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant and intoxicating record.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Random Access Memories confuses, disappoints and grates.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Melodic, melancholic, at moments almost celestial, it's simply stunning work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Further proof that The Arcade Fire may indeed be the best band on the planet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Authoritatively potent, bitterly bleak and beautiful, this record is an unexpected but essential punch in the face.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, while Robyn shows that her body can certainly do the talking, when it comes to walking the walk she's prone to stumbling in directions she should avoid.