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 Sounds from Nowheresville
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 370
370 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A who's who of re-mixers have been cast for the job, and there's value in finding their take on Nick Cave's already unique sound.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Be Strong is funny, innovative, uplifting and, most importantly, always fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Generally Moonfire is an album big on melody, heart and hooks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mis-steps like the sticky Santana-worship on 'Hanuman' are far less palatable, but when the combinations match up, it proves exactly how impressive this band have become.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the grappling guitars of 'Riot In My House' wouldn't seem out of place on an MC5 album, Blues Funeral doesn't always kick out the jams.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A peculiar unwillingness to climax is something that many Shearwater records have suffered with over the years, and Animal Joy is unfortunately no exception.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its Yeasayer-aping can seem too familiar at times, but on the whole Young Magic's debut is a beguiling brain-burp of a listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When the wrecking ball stops swinging, however, there are moments of emotional weightiness ('Leader Of The Pack') and glimpses of tenderness ('End Of The Line') that give this LP a more human edge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Against all odds, 'Some Nights' is a hoot: huge-sounding, packed with tunes and not lacking in humour.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To say Michael Kiwanuka's debut is not the most modern-sounding album would be an elephant-sized understatement.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    'Port Of Morrow' is a glorious and confident return, even if it lacks a little darkness at times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A coy, slow burner, it doesn't kick off properly until its latter stages.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Jezabels are so nearly there on 'Prisoner'– they just to focus.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An accomplished, repeatable debut.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's slicker than anything Katy's done before – maybe not as long-term-lovable, but certainly worth living with for a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More often than not Stasia Irons and Cat Harris-White get bogged down in a psychedelic maze, struggling to get their intelligent and issue-led rhymes heard above distracting production.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A witches' broth of soothing vocals, swooshing 90s synths and computer drum beats.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's value in finding their [remixers] take on Nick Cave's already unique sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange, interesting, occasionally brilliant album.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As engaging as an album of mood swings can be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's enough to hold the interest, although we'd prefer Alabama Shakes to capitalise on their more esoteric elements and cut out the cliches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's audaciously hit and miss, inevitably, but 'Out Of The Game' is anything but shy and retiring.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album captures little of the Opera's live spirit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combining moments of instrumental grandeur with sections so stripped-back they verge on silence, Watson delivers the perfect summer evening soundtrack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Raw, exhilarating and completely mystifying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Packed with shimmering riffs, synths and loops which sees the Californian mastermind diversify his much-tipped take on 'alternative 80s'.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Occasionally it's beautiful--the acoustic breakdown in 'Thoughts' is unexpectedly sublime--and often beguiling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    'Matilda' is superb, squirmy avant-pop, 'Tessellate' sports a pleasing, stuttering, polyrhythm, whilst 'Breezeblocks' skitters beneath multilayered vocals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Endless Flowers is a poppier, prettier record than Crocodiles have managed before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The dreamy 'Clone' has a touch of the Cocteau Twins about it, while the title track's polished riffs are pure powerpop. Only occasional moments – the lame guitar lick on 'Breathing Under Water' being one – sound outdated, proving that when it's done well, a little nostalgia doesn't hurt.