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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Channel Orange
Lowest review score: 10 Sounds from Nowheresville
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 370
370 music reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In throwing his emotional locker wide open, Frank Ocean has made a tender, engrossing classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a pitching and yawing listen, and it’s compelling and punchy in a way that’ll have you bouncing straight out of your chair.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    II
    Far-out, fascinating, fantastic--just plain F-ing good.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It might be as modern as loincloth, but ‘California X’ is surely a future classic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impressively diverse but united by a strain of quintessentially Maccabeean hopeless hopefulness, it's an outpouring of both technical brilliance and affective emotion that thrives in its sheer humanity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Something's exquisite charms confirm that Chairlift mk.II are a much-improved proposition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget hidden depths, Plumb exposes every inch of the Brewises' brilliance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an album that reels you in, enveloping everything in a black mist, from the slick protestations of 'Dark Star' to the surging intensity of closer 'Leading To Death'.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A+E
    These are songs that flinch as much as they fight, that veer wildly into strange territories but never overindulge and that, essentially, draw all of the best bits from Coxon's weird and wonderful arsenal into one inimitable package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Once Krug's genius is realized by the world] then riches untold will pile up and allow him to do nothing but make albums like 'Heartbreaking Bravery'.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'A Different Ship' is a magnificent return.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [WIXIW is] dizzying, discordant and heavily rhythmic, as Andrew, Hemphill and Gross weave found sounds, freaky fragments of melancholy off-kilter melody, spiralling keyboard motifs, flurries of strings and distorted vocals and riffs through electronics that crunch and crack like shattered glass.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Constantly exhilarating, it's a sensory obliteration that proves that now, more than ever, APTBS are much more than just noise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a daring, dynamic and dramatic debut.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Irrespective of genre or decade, 'Rispah' is an astonishing tsunami of emotion which above all, makes you feel alive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Unsound] is as rough, ragged and wracked as they've ever been, the likes of 'Dust Devil' and '7's' pushing needles thoroughly into the red.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their LP betrays nothing other than attention to detail, enviable knowledge of their musical history and the ability to chisel hunks of belligerent punk that could revitalise the genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a record that effortlessly juxtaposes chopped up electronics and ghostly effects with James' supersweet voice to create eleven strange but simple pleasures.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This debut's sophistication might mean Jessie slinks to the forefront rather than shoving her way to the top, but however long it takes, Devotion marks a new chapter in this future-pop superstar's journey.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sun
    Some of the best material she's ever penned.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deerhoof's eleventh album continues their long tradition of delighting and confounding in equal measure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfectly-crafted album rich in just about everything.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another near-flawless piece of work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    119
    Articulate lyrics, brutality, aggression and hot, thick-and-fast sequences that could turn Benjamin Francis Leftwich into a spliff-stealing thug characterise 119.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Lost Souls' is so preposterously raucous it should have the record industry running scared at the point of a pitchfork.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spectacular, modern take on a classic, timeworn formula.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arc
    It's really bloody good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of chilly, detached beauty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing more nihilistic youthful abandonment than anyone since Black Lips, their manifesto sounds pretty appealing from here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the abstract material here is frustratingly opaque, how many other ‘pop’ acts can you name that would have the brass cojones to drop a near 20-minute track right in the middle of their record? Astonishing.