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 California X
Lowest review score: 10 Sequel to the Prequel
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 370
370 music reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mostly, these are exquisitely constructed slow jams--especially recent single ‘Cookies’, The-Dream-esque ‘Crazy Sex’ and the cashmere-soft, Kelly Rowland duet ‘All The Way’--but the pace becomes stagnant after a while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    while the likes of Animal Collective and Yeasayer can sound like they’re from other times, places and planets, Delorean sound more like they’re making music for a lacklustre university recruitment video.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A band so capable shouldn't have settled for a debut as average as this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sledgehammer riff-filled rock doesn't need to be clever, but it sure as heck needs to sound like it's driven by full-pelt, carnage-causing energy. And that's where Band Of Skulls' second effort falls short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Kasabian-ish 'Danny Come Inside', with its predatory stride, and the tautly atmospheric 'Had It Coming' are rallying gear shifts; disappointingly, the remainder of 'Milk Famous' seems to be on cruise control.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Magic free and generally shapeless, TEEN have some real growing up to do.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    ‘A Ton Of Love’ shows they’ve not lost their knack for passably impersonating Echo & the Bunnymen, but really, you deserve better than this hazily indistinct angst.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although she retains the cool cleverness of an indie icon, this New Yorker's detached demeanour eventually ends up sounding, ahem, trullie dull.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Solo Piano II is an enraptured performance but, unfortunately, it's not always an engaging one.