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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By taking electronic to mean, largely, removed introspection, WIXIX might be the one example of a guitar band who, by fully embracing electronica, have regressed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vernon guest-spots aside, though, To See More Light matches its predecessor in terms of quality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patience (After Sebald) is an unnervingly quiet album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is a good example of how to revive twenty-year-old sample relics and construct new, wildly dilapidated material from them like they were so much reclaimed timber.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst My Name Is My Name has one of the best selections of beats on a major label rap album in years, and Pusha’s enunciations are still as sonically potent as a decade ago, his singularity largely comes across as a stubborn resistance to change in the face of how ambitious the LP (and so much new rap, frankly) sounds, and suffers from a tracklist too concerned with features to allow this singularity to reign supreme anyway.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Dagger Paths was a revelation, Engravings is a refinement, long to arrive but worth the wait.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If anything, they illuminate an increasingly formulaic approach that, in its attempt to express extremes of human emotion, ends up saying not very much at all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the lyrical content can be a little prescriptive in places, all of Womack's contributions are frank, honest and humble
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With this record Laurel Halo has created a strong work that, while being notable and challenging for its unusual, compact combination of pop, ambience and musique concrète, is also immersive and enjoyable for this exact reason.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than limiting this EP's scope, restricting it to the use of only one synthesizer allows Terje's innate quirkiness and sense of humour even more room to maneuver.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I Shall Die Here is a bracing listen, certainly no easier than The Body’s conventional albums, and in its application of intense studio treatment, at times perhaps even more intense. But it is also a whole lot better than The Body’s 2013 album for Thrill Jockey, Christ, Redeemers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rich and disorientating, KOCH accesses a different pace of life--or rather several, bewilderingly, all at once.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fin
    Despite its patchier moments, fIN's effective command of light and shade make for an involving listen, and it's a sound that's pretty much Talabot's own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Future’s lyrical sensitivity wouldn’t work without the album’s pitch-perfect production.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the songs on Swisher are occasionally a little too long--even the shortest is more than five minutes, and ‘Andrew’ nearly 10--they’re mostly dynamic and varied enough that boredom never really has the chance to set in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may take until the next album for these darker elements to be as rewardingly complex as Wilner can be, it’s still an immersive trip.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This timid spike ['Afterlife'] in urgency is short-lived, swallowed whole by closer ‘Supersymmetry’ and its 11 genteel minutes of caressing synth-loops and mental nothingness, completing perfectly what is an utterly tangential statement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bestial Burden, remarkably, achieves exactly what it sets out to do: to turn the gory inner mechanics of the body outward, and lay bare its unpredictable capacity for self-destruction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While My Krazy Life is YG’s debut, it feels more like an album-length celebration of Mustard’s ratchet revolution, a sound distilled from LA G-Funk, Atlanta snap and Bay Area hyphy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Booth and Brown are old hands these days, their territory firmly staked out. It’s gratifying to see, if only briefly, that they haven’t lost the element of surprise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ruins is one of her finest works, full to the brim with emotion in spite of the aching space at its heart.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swing Lo Magellan features some of the Dirty Projectors' most straightforward pop songs to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aquarius is quite a complicated and accomplished album in that it’s amplified the potential of the mixtapes, making Tinashe into an unquestionable contender for real popstar status, without sacrificing the weirdo introspective soul that made them so special.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than a portrait of Fuck Buttons’ time in the studio, Slow Focus is a hovering meditation on a distant, eerie landscape; a panorama with a sustained, totalising gaze that figures an expanse in perpetual decay and dis-ease.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like much of the best music of recent times, Colonial Patterns sits outside of chronology, peering fascinatedly in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even at its most oppressive (in particular the songs from Thursday), every haunted note of Trilogy seems blissful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a record that wears its retro influences so openly, Psychic is surprisingly forward-thinking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s huge fun and sounds just as big.