The Fly (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 370 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 II
Lowest review score: 10 Sequel to the Prequel
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 370
370 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst possessing the rich production values Dear's typically celebrated for, 'Beams' sees its creator grow with confidence, slipping into James Murphy's grubby Converse with ease.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Major' is a more refined second effort, but one that still holds true to the band's promise of back-to-back hooks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fearsome, mind-bending collection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Coexist' is a refinement and crystallisation of their debut.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the frontloading of moonstruck, airy pop songs that make this album worth your time; snobs who ignore 'True' will simply be wasting theirs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Dum Dum than Vivian, September Girls’ debut LP is a reverb-ridden sass-pot of a thing--all fluttering eyelashes and scratchy underbelly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the benign title of James Yorkston's latest album--the songs have some real bite to them, both lyrically and sonically.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can only hope they soon renew their collaboration; 'Love This Giant''s too big and clever, and Byrne-Vincent too perfect a pairing, to be a once-in-a-lifetime affair.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonderfully, it’s somehow nostalgic and current at the same time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of wonderful surrealism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On NZCA/Lines, he achieves his goal [to make 2012 sexy], slipping from slick pop that transforms the mundane into sheer seductiveness ('Okinawa Channels'), to monastic barbershop harmonies ('AM Travel Approach').
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two Wounded Birds' pains make for mighty pleasurable listening.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Expansive, orchestral and delicate, its beauty [the band's music] is totally deserving of another round of critical acclaim.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over far too quickly, it's another near flawless record from the Manchester trio.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful Rewind is the sound of an artist looking to cut loose, and its playful spirit proves catching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outlines are blurred between post-punk, rave and a very modern psychedelia; brushing between textures and emotions with skillful subtlety and provoking sincere disappointment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite not reaching for particularly new ground, Confess still manages to excite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times a lick more panache might have leavened proceedings, but ‘Winter Reigns” celebration of the great English pub (where “the dark’s never far behind”, naturally) rounds out this confident debut in style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's muggy and consuming in the way that using 96 effects pedals at once will be, but there's a vital sweetness that shines through.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Kanye has created is the most honest--and yes, at times dislikable--record of his career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    METZ is pulverizing, but in an artistic, superior way; the Canada-based trio balance noise, aggression and tact expertly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's sentimental in places, but it also marks the 24-year-old out as one of the most exciting new producers around.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even attention-grabbing appearances by Lovefoxxx and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor don’t distract from the ambition, intellectualism and plain-speaking seductiveness that make ‘SUM/ONE’ a more than impressive listen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DIIV exist in the hazy, blissful end of the shoegaze spectrum, where every day is a stoned slice of summer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s undeniably a slacked out soundtrack for dopey wallflowers everywhere, but Unreal is also a surprisingly progressive affair that speaks to your soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to the sheer joy with which he performs it (produced here for the first time by Kieran Hebden), it’s irresistibly, inevitably satisfying.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Social commentary ('Blaze Up A Fire'), emotional nudity ('Elephant') and confessional bravery ('Angel Wings') illuminate a warm, honest album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saxophone solos! Samples that may or may not be from the Sugarhill Gang! The EastEnders theme tune sung in the style of Boyz II Men!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Philippakis’s words are open and raw. As for their sound, it’s as vital and as fresh as ever.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They've honed their ability to be urgent and primitive, to write songs that make boys and girls want to snog each other, and added nuance and depth. Everything feels bold, fast and confident.