Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 443 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 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 10 Education, Education, Education & War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 443
443 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album's middle section treads water--'The Palace' passes by without making any impression whatsoever, '1313′ sounds like a more conventional Panda Bear--and then it all goes tits up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While this EP showcases some interesting ideas, even its best moments fall short of his work as Audion or False.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MU.ZZ.LE isn't the perfect album either, but it is another bizarre step in the unfolding vision of a very unique voice, a tantalizing and far too brief hint at something magnificent to come.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hive Mind doesn't quite possess the same strength as what has preceded it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall this is a fine, and occasionally transcendent, stepping up of Fiona's game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a classic album, but its contents implicitly argue that the concept of a "classic album" has become irrelevant in 2012 anyway.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's unlikely to garner them a new generation of fans, as an exercise in generating fresh fodder for their festival sets it's effective enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transistor Rhythm is a well-made but forgettable album by someone who, given past form, I'd expected more from.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yet despite having created a record that admirably challenges pop conventions, Black Dice could let a little more of the tradition in to help shape their material further and get the most from this direction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Having been born of time around Hot Chip's main activities, however, New Build's debut is not without the limitations that are likely of such an endeavour.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing here resembling stadium polish: if anything, the lush arrangements often yield subtly fascinating results.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fact is, what we're presented with here isn't filler exactly, but it's certainly not killer either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When Teengirl are on form, their music is a heady thing: house music sent delirious on a glut of ideas, or pop working to some half-known criteria. It's an unstable edifice, though, and too often the results fall flat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At the moment, it feels like he's clinging tenaciously to the edge of disco's seamy grandeur: held there by a certain stiffness, seriousness even.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even when new ideas poke their way through, the knowledge in the back of your mind of how great a Terror Danjah album in 2012 could and should be sours the tight-lipped lack of fun on display here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The changes aren't especially radical, but they're noticeable--and it frequently feels like Vasquez has nudged over a line he might have done better to shy away from.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Supermeng is a refinement of Shirach's sound, exhibiting what you might call a newfound maturity. But when being puerile and provocative is your schtick, that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As with Hive Mind, the record's most interesting moments are its briefest, almost as if Martin-McCormick's strongest ideas are the implied ones, the unrealised ones.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even when Unapologetic fails, it often does so in interesting ways.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nobody's denying Herndon's ambition and technical chops, but the goals of this album--however successfully they might be achieved--are often unappealing; the sonic outcomes, regrettably, a little dull.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alicia Keys is a singer-songwriter in the purest sense, and Girl On Fire is at its best when Keys (and her collaborators) remember that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Her delivery--nasal, slightly nagging--inevitably begins to grate long before the album's running time is up. But there are points of interest that take Kreayshawn beyond empty attempts at swag.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So safely, solidly familiar is Hawk's third album that it's enough to make you nostalgic for the sound as it splutters on its deathbed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bundick never quite detaches from the sound here, and if he languishes there any longer he’s liable to go down with the ship.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lion's share of this album is sprawling, confused, and almost grotesquely misshapen--a grand experiment with disappointing results.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Homosapien doesn’t possess quite the same spirit as Church With No Magic but is certainly a surefooted step somewhere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s so clean, stylish and pleasant that few will rubbish it, so the spotlight is instead shone on select tracks whose impact is then over-stretched as they try to inject some gravitas into how fluffy it can be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fair and fine experiment in folk that sees a more mature and worldly Lynch gently come to the fore.