Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 392 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Lowest review score: 10 >Album Title Goes Here<
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 392
392 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 77 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.
    • 68 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.