Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 428 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Trilogy
Lowest review score: 10 Education, Education, Education & War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 428
428 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Visa, Ripatti has constructed an album evocative of one extremely specific place--and it’s a place which couldn’t have been accessed by anybody but him.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An incredibly interesting debut album that's nearly as clever as its creators intended.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's playful and skittish, with equal time spent showcasing Black Milk's sample (and scratch!)-heavy beats and Brown's rhymes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Black Bananas manage that ridiculously difficult feat of changing your sound up pretty massively without the whole thing feeling like a jarring shift in aesthetic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many of its strongest tracks are those that see Q take his foot off the gas, playing to more traditional communicative strengths in hip-hop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it works, it makes for gloriously contradictory pop--it's just a shame that the formula isn't a little more consistent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rich Forever is a supremely confident mixtape, which is probably why it is extremely entertaining in small chunks, but can be witheringly boring listened to in its entirety.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The meandering, incidental quality of their music works alternately in their favor and against them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the final result may be uneven in places, if you leave your inhibitions at the airlock you're guaranteed an enjoyable ride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not going to make techno fans fall in love with noise, or noise fans fall in love with techno, but for those who, er, bat for both sides, it's a dream come true.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Keychain Collection is an album of miniatures painted in tiny brushstrokes, and its relative attenuation belies the richness of its details.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personality's not a start-to-finish winner like Glass Swords was, but it's refreshing and gratifying to hear Scuba step out from the shadow of the Berghain and dreary discussions of the "dubstep-techno crossover", and start to release some music that sounds like it was fun to make.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unwanted Chris Brown presence aside, All Of Me is a coherent, concise album that--hearteningly--is most characterised by its creator's overflowing wells of confidence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty Ugly is occasionally tender, sometimes facetious; thrillingly mechanical, let down by human voices; frequently adventurous, often injudicious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a fine collection of songs and although there is nothing here to dispel the feeling that even if this is no masterpiece, that doesn't mean that Ranaldo won't be producing one sometime in the near future.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His solo work tends to be more delicate--with Audience Of One capturing him at his most porcelain.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Underpinning the shots White fires at the world has always been a deep-seated melancholy that she brings out effectively here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kill For Love matures with each listen, and there's enough craftsmanship at work to more than compensate for the more listless moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm still waiting for the Tin Album that will bowl me over and convince me of his importance, but Vienna Blue is a loafered step in the right direction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Block Brochure is a daunting proposition and quite simply a difficult amount of music to process. This is unfortunate, though, given the sheer number and variety of gems strewn throughout.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Block Brochure is a daunting proposition and quite simply a difficult amount of music to process. This is unfortunate, though, given the sheer number and variety of gems strewn throughout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Block Brochure is a daunting proposition and quite simply a difficult amount of music to process. This is unfortunate, though, given the sheer number and variety of gems strewn throughout.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Barrow and Salisbury have painted a forbidding picture of the overall future, their own futures as producers with an ever-expanding, consistent repertoire looks assured.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Better Living remains a repetitive, tonally monotonous album. But its a repetitiousness which works to further evoke a life of spirit-crushing routine, while reinforcing the idea of a permanent headache.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galaxy Garden is ambitious, which is to be lauded, and Cutler also has a reassuringly realistic outlook when saying that he is still "chipping away at a big idea".
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an ear-catching work, more immediate than anything Killer Mike has done since his brief commercial moment of glory in 2003.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Banks continues to get away with her obnoxiousness--and while the quality of the music remains disproportionate to the hype, it does make her bratty rejection of the rap establishment feel that much more thrilling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Believe doesn't always live up to the standards of its best cuts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ticks all the boxes you'd expect of retro-futurist cosmic disco – chugging italo basslines, chunky synths, ridiculous arpeggios, crashing guitars straight outta Miami Vice – but it's the way they're put together that elevates it into more interesting and original territorry.