Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 402 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 Trilogy
Lowest review score: 10 >Album Title Goes Here<
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 402
402 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A largely beatific album, it propagates love over high living, but also shipped is the urban locale, the one-dimensional serenading and the cartoonish sexuality that informs a significant percentage of mainstream r'n'b, substituted for the same precocious wisdom, emotional intelligence, writerly nuance and reasoned portrayal of lust displayed on the Tumblr post.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Idler Wheel... is her most adult work yet, a record that's underpinned by the fundamental grown-up characteristic of embracing one's own ridiculous, stubborn dysfunction because, Hell, what other option is there?
    • 89 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Holter may write stunning pop-tinged songs, but she’s an experimental artist through and through.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burial's appointment as cemetery caretaker, presiding over the skeletons of rave, was always going have limited traction--after all, there's only so many ways you can express a bereavement--but perhaps in this EP he's found new purpose amongst the ruins.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not without faults, but overall it's a undoubtedly a very welcome gift.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Seer is clearly brilliant, and may even be Swans' finest album yet, three decades in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result, unexpectedly, is his most ambitious record yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As long as you’re prepared to accept that it’s a Hollywood production inspired more by Steely Dan and California highways than Cajmere and French basements, then Random Access Memories is a treat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Voices From The Lake is serene and sinister, hides more than it reveals and is so entirely absorbing that you could lose yourself in it indefinitely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reform Club's prime influences may be rooted in techno's past but what it lacks in formal innovation it more than makes up for with a rich and profound personal expression that will keep you company long after the rest of the world has shut down for the night.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bécs is seldom unapproachable; it’s also his style to leave just enough beauty poking through the seams.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Run the Jewels is savage and witty, rich in gritty truths and genuinely affecting wisdom. It may not be the best thing either artist has done, but fans of both will still find plenty to love.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In its finished form, Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream is a testament to his evolved songwriting, reverence to the past, and refusal to be pigeonholed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is certainly a gorgeous production, and tracks will possibly come across differently in a mix, even if it is not quite what many will have been expecting.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album’s electronic feel sharpens the idea of sterility and a frictionless modern life, while providing, as British electronica has done since the days of John Foxx, a lexicon for existential nothingness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a portrait of a city, and a person, Acid Rap is about as good--and as honest--as they come.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    LHF offer up their most extensive, immersive work to date.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional tendency to soar above when her songs could benefit from some earthiness, in the main Ware's sheer, confident boldness carries the day.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As anyone who’s spent a night lurking by the subwoofers knows, these tracks have the power to rearrange internal organs. Uncomfortable though that may sound, it’s a pleasure to experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sandison and Eoin have produced an album that, in spite of its considerable runtime, is genuinely absorbing and convincing in its narrative sweep.
    • 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.