Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 439 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 The Seer
Lowest review score: 10 >Album Title Goes Here<
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 439
439 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At Shaking the Habitual’s core are the processes of deconstruction and reconstruction, so rare in the tradition of mostly reiterative pop music that the album feels transgressive, even though its underlying ideologies are reasonable rather than radical.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LHF offer up their most extensive, immersive work to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record whose main theme may be death, but whose power comes from Kozelek’s vivid celebration of life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This honest emotional core is something that Vincent has always put into his music, but rarely has it felt quite so effortless as it does here. It’s the kind of album you could imagine non-house and techno fans getting behind quite easily, and shows that his appeal shouldn’t just be limited to vinyl collectors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional tendency to soar above when her songs could benefit from some earthiness, in the main Ware's sheer, confident boldness carries the day.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Goldenheart was a monumental but monolithic edifice of an album, Blackheart is a shape-shifting house of mirrors in permanent flux, light where its predecessor was heavy, welcoming instead of forbidding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As anyone who’s spent a night lurking by the subwoofers knows, these tracks have the power to rearrange internal organs. Uncomfortable though that may sound, it’s a pleasure to experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sandison and Eoin have produced an album that, in spite of its considerable runtime, is genuinely absorbing and convincing in its narrative sweep.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyoncé is a stronger personal statement than Magna Carta… Holy Grail, less self-indulgent than The 20/20 Experience, and (in its own way) as dark and confrontational as Yeezus.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This CD version has some outstanding moments, and at times is a masterful lesson in dream-like production.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music is certainly some of El's most engaging yet, and should possess real lasting power.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thomson's manifesto is articulate, incisive and practically book-length.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is Kanye’s record: a cornucopia of concepts and collaborators reduced to a singular vision. That vision is what makes Yeezus stand out as one of Kanye’s finest moments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each track says something different, but with his honest subject matter and his unique arrangements constantly in focus, Snaith never loses his way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If his aim was to give musical form to the eastern DRC’s “unnerving beauty and unflinching horror”, then A U R O R A is a dazzling success.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is as life-affirming a piece of music as anything else you’ll hear this year: there’s nothing more uplifting than a good band getting better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Henke is always at great pains to direct Monolake so that it exists in a constant dialogue with the dancefloor and with its multifarious abstract leanings, Ghosts pushes that challenge to its limits. That it succeeds on both counts whilst balancing a fictive pathway with real emotion only makes it more remarkable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an exhilarating listen and the perfect reflection of Black Jazz Records’ singular musicians, Black Jazz Signature is a record you will probably keep and return to for life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything about the record suggests a separation and a self-contained existence, like a second novel, and is wonderful for it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, it's big, dumb, and a lot of fun, but the overriding feel to TNGHT is that it feels closer to being the start of something great than a great record in itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, fine songs. But in part, though, a little of the success of July should be attributed to producer Randall Dunn.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old
    It’s an album that feels measured and well timed and yet avoids sounding over-polished or awkwardly stage-managed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For an album that, at times, is beautiful, it doesn't hypnotise you, it doesn't entrance you, and even its best moments fail to stay in your head.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Moodymann has inflated wildly, now standing at a monstrous 27 tracks in length through a generous stuffing of media samples and, in typical Kenny Dixon Jr fashion, a bunch of material that has already seen release.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soused may not be the best record either Sunn O))) or Walker have released in the last few years--those accolades go to Monoliths & Dimensions and The Drift, respectively--but it’s still an endlessly compelling work, the match between singular solo artist and the pivotal group every bit as thrilling as you’d expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is certainly every bit its predecessor, but through a more meditative, contemplative use of elements it is even better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XXX
    XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boy
    This may be Carla Bozulich’s take on pop music, but Boy is rarely anything short of cathartic.