Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,997 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Wake Up!
Score distribution:
1997 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Seat At The Table is an expertly-curated, a near-perfect record that serves as a timely, musical manifesto on how to be black and proud.
    • 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
    It's a truly incredible album, a special album and a rare album.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It probably won’t satisfy those who still yearn for a return to their ‘90s alt-rock beginnings but it’s a good starting point for newcomers. For the rest of us though, what this all amounts to, in the end, is another fantastic Radiohead album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Half of the time Barnett, sounds like she isn't even trying, shrugging out moments of brilliance with ease and nonchalance. Whether she sits and thinks or sits and does nothing, it would appear the results are still golden.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By the time the more politically minded triptych of ‘Don’t Get Captured’, ‘Thieves!’ and ‘2100’ roll round you’ve almost forgotten just what El and Mike are capable of when they drag their eyes away from their own navels. Thankfully there’s enough gold at hand to excuse Run The Jewels for getting a little bit carried away with their own runaway success.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While each of the band's EPs were like short, sharp gut-shots, Vile Child feels diluted in comparison, and as such is a record that shows plenty of promise, but not one that will change lives.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While familair touchstones remain in place, they are thouroughly eroded and inverted by Doctor L's production adding subtle,a dn not so subtle, layers of noise and distortion along with a throbbing bass presense and post punk reverb.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hypno-grooving at its best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Hey Colossus' best LP yet--by some distance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But for all its merits, much of the chaos on MASSEDUCTION tends to move rapidly in one ear and out the other, making it a pleasant but somewhat faceless affair.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art Angels is boundary pushing, it’s listenable and it’s Boucher’s most ambitious and most consistent work to date.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a risk that we might take such quality for granted. Just one listen will remove any such complacency.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the surface, a welcoming, accessible, wholly beautiful record, but laced with depth, allusion, and verbal knots that refuse to be untied. It’s addictive yet confusing, instantaneous yet difficult to fully understand--it continually forces to you to cease arguing, and simply listen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Arise, the London singer continues her excellent run, delivering a refreshingly enchanting and intriguing project.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It demands your attention, but more importantly, it deserves it too. This is the sound of an artist in complete control, full of confidence and dazzling flair.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album's weakest points come in the shape of some unnecessary interludes that only act as murky limbos between its better parts.... Other than that, Hiatus Kaiyote have put together a project that is both vibrant and uninhibited in its nature.
    • 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
    The songs sway with gravitas and hit home whether you’re wrestling with innate and confounding dependence (‘Crack Baby’) or trying to pilot your own mental health (‘Happy’), Mitski feels dedicated to those who, for once, just want to set their own pace.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arca rides a steady stream of minimalist melancholia, juxtaposed against Ghersi’s intense, operatic vocals--the effect is one of ceremonial transcendence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all Björk albums before it, Vulnicura is the work of many but the vessel, really, for the voice--and everything that means--of just one persistently empowering talent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It never rests and never tires.
    • 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.