Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 441 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 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 10 >Album Title Goes Here<
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 441
441 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s Album Time is an impressively balanced and varied record.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Future’s lyrical sensitivity wouldn’t work without the album’s pitch-perfect production.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plenty of new producers are doing interesting things on the outer fringes of the style--Filter Dread is probably Runge’s closest contemporary--but nobody sounds quite like this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bécs is seldom unapproachable; it’s also his style to leave just enough beauty poking through the seams.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Al Qadiri doesn’t just walk the line, she strides.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You could even argue that To Be Kind is Gira’s first rock ‘n’ roll album, and though Swans’ records are invariably seedy, To Be Kind is downright sexy, tender like a snake and surprisingly intimate.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It succeeds as an exploration of bodies, but more specifically, of the kinds of tension created by the dichotomies between them and within them, throughout an intimately crafted pop record that treads that careful line between wallowing and pleasure in the way that all the very best pop records do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cutler’s music hasn’t tended to concern itself with tension so much as otherwordly harmony. When he introduces a bit of friction--between the real and the imagined, the grit of life and the sheen of fantasy--the results are all the more seductive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey remains a singular figure in music, sounding (and addressing the idea of authenticity) like no one else.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By and large, the songs on Why Do the Heathen Rage? are brilliantly executed hybrids that manage to subvert received ideas even once you’ve processed the album’s premise, thanks to superb transposing and Daniel’s knack for lashing together motifs from utterly different styles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ominousness is woven into the fabric of Until Silence, where beauty and bleakness coexist synergistically, as though it’s impossible to have one without the other.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Krell’s most complete album to date: not because it exactly answers the question of where his position is in relation to pop--nor the question of the title, nor any questions at all--but because it perfectly captures that oscillation that has always been at the centre of his work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packed with bold ideas and striking new forms, Da Mind Of Traxman Volume 2 is as good a testament as any to the ongoing vitality of footwork.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even given the sheer wealth of variety and detail Fhloston Paradigm crams in, it’s never lofty or inaccessible; instead, it both upholds an electronic music convention even as it carves its own singular niche.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    La Roux’s march may has slowed to a stroll, but she proves here that she can captivate at any pace.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shabazz Palaces deserve credit where it’s due for building their sound outward; if Black Up established their status as hip-hop outliers, then Lese Majesty solidifies their place in the pantheon of rap’s oddball geniuses.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Production-wise, the album sounds as if it could have easily slipped from any number of top tier rap labels, yet with Gates at the helm, the journey is deeper, darker and far more invigorating than anything from the last couple of years with a Rozay, Em or Hov co-sign.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP1
    As with any major pop album, LP1 is a crew effort, there’s no doubt as to whose hand is on the rudder.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By and large, though, Moiré counters spontaneity with poise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drone albums are by their nature immersive, but it’s rare to come across one so tempestuous, evocative and compelling from start to finish as Wilderness of Mirrors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punish, Honey intrigues, but it’s the prospect of where Seb Gainsborough goes next that’s really fascinating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too Bright creates a captive audience in its effusive refusal to let you look away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ital has finally found a place to call home, and it suits him very well indeed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rich and disorientating, KOCH accesses a different pace of life--or rather several, bewilderingly, all at once.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the sheer energy on display that pushes Run The Jewels 2 through. The production is popping throughout, funky as hell, and often dotted with unexpected twists and turns.