Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,056 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 0.5 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 Until One
Score distribution:
1,056 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Further proof that The Arcade Fire may indeed be the best band on the planet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a truly fascinating listen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is one of the folk albums of the year.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She's brilliant, sometimes inspired, and this tenth studio album finds her gifts undiminished.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffused with an indefinable sense of melancholy, the likes of ‘I Can Change’, ‘Home’ and ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ instil the rubbery electro with a tangible soul - whilst ‘Drunk Girls’ delivers a giddy hit of bony post-punk.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set of tracks will stand with their most masterful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything suggests that, on the strength of this set, The Land of the Brave won’t need a referendum to prove its independence.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Modern Vampires Of The City conveys one hell of a sense of permanence from a band that once seemed ephemeral and frivolous.
    • 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.