Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 397 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 397
397 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combined with Köner's solo work, Biokinetics is a pivotal moment in electronic music and a decisive moment in one of the most important and brilliant oeuvres in contemporary music.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City impresses with its diversity and scope, but it's not just a record to admire: put simply, there's an embarrassment of killer material here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That’s the achievement of Spaces: not simply to replicate the music of Frahm’s concerts, divine though it is, but to evoke the events’ communal intimacy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Holter may write stunning pop-tinged songs, but she’s an experimental artist through and through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s as if they’ve recaptured innocence. It’s the only way to describe what you feel had to have happened in order for the band to preserve the very essence of what was the music of their youth, in such a way that goes beyond replication.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Seer is clearly brilliant, and may even be Swans' finest album yet, three decades in.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record whose main theme may be death, but whose power comes from Kozelek’s vivid celebration of life.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s really, really beautiful--beauty as it should be in music: something precious, elusive and exotic, or indeterminate, a little sad and more than a little elegant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doris is miles ahead of 2010’s Earl, and on it, Earl surpasses nearly all of his contemporaries (save perhaps “King of New York” Kendrick Lamar, who is comparatively a grizzled veteran at 26).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    R.I.P is a fantastical, fascinating album: as Actress intended, it feels not really of this world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the evocative title on down, there is nothing about Cut 4 Me that doesn’t challenge the listener’s expectations of what R&B can be in 2013 and beyond.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s huge fun and sounds just as big.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No Love Web Deep is another scintillating missive from one America's most conceptually rich hip-hop acts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By blending the conceptual drive of Post-Foetus and the organic songwriting of Baths, Wiesenfeld has delivered on the promise of Cerulean and found his place among contemporaneous pop experimenters like Grimes and Autre Ne Veut.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether or not stadium pop is to everyone’s taste, this is it in its smartest and most human form.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Berberian Sound Studios is a wonderful, intense and darkly beautiful legacy to Keenan's unique character, and testament to the band's continuing ability as their world changes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In both musical and studio accomplishment Holy Other has come into his own as strong, individual, musical voice; Held is a strong display of this and is going to make a lot of people very happy indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as historic compilations go, this is an undeniable belter, successfully capturing music with a very particular energy worth celebrating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transverse is an exceptionally immersive, expertly captured documentation of a tumultuous performance that has already earned a place in recent history.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative leap forward doesn’t always have to mean changing your entire identity, and few albums show that as lucidly as The Weighing of the Heart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almost overwhelming in places, and certainly distinct, Light Asylum is, quite simply, a brilliant album from musicians who deserve immense respect.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times, notably in Born to Die's first half, it's a little too perfect, with songs meticulous to the point where they become sterile, but when it starts to find form, I can't think of an album since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that was this big and sounded this good.