Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,414 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Accelerator [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,414 music reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Squire's voice is awful, while his music and lyrics are those of a busker. [Nov 2002, p.113]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Incompetent satire. [Apr 2003, p.106]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is turgid, formulaic guff. [Nov 2003, p.114]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Arid and mannered. [Nov 2003, p.112]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A pale retread of Get Rich... fashioned by lesser talents. [Feb 2004, p.69]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    He's dispensed with the grittier elements and plumped for a straightforward US college rock backing, with dismal results. [Nov 2003, p.112]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    America's Sweetheart is petulant and self-pitying. Worse, it's self-righteous. Worse still, it's musically crass. [Mar 2004, p.98]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tourist begins earnestly... and continues through 11 torpid ballads, drained of all their earlier quirks, seemingly laboratory-designed for those who find Keane too edgy. [Feb 2005, p.83]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It'll work neither in the club or in the home. [Jun 2006, p.108]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    They've turned their backs on disco and privileged operatic rock while retaining their--ahem!--inimitable sense of fun. [Dec 2006, p.106]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Her music is similarly annoying, with her sugar-fuelled rockabilly-pop, she's the female Jack Penate. [Jan 2008, p.93]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is surely the desperate death-thore of a rank '90s relic. [Apr 2008, p.99]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Funplex consists largely of a series of witless retreads of school disco hit 'Love Shack,' with Fred Schneider's deadpan "woo!" recalling an increasinglt weary holiday rep. [Apr 2008, p.83]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Metal has teken giant evolutionary strides these past few years but, like mammoths frozen in ice, Def Leppard remain perfectly preserved in their own oblivion to them. [July 2008, p.91]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sadly, Feed The Animals blends commercial US rap with rock classics with so little charm or skll, that even Jive Bunny is slightly annoyed you've used his name in vain. [Nov 2008, p.96]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Life Processes sounds like mice playing Hundred Reasons covers. [May 2008, p.95]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A collection of nursery rhymes aimed at toddlers, it should prove nauseating to anyone over the age of three. [Nov 2008, p.92]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is music that was manufactured to be played everywhere except those places to which people go when they want to hear music. [Oct 2008, p.105]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If once she was sweetly sardonic, now she sounds utterly bored, and collaborator Greg Kurtsin hardly helps with an anodyne synthpop production that makes excruciating excursions into rawhide country, pallid polka and Bontempi showtunes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's a winning way with '70s soft-rock chord changes, but his staggering lyrical banalities makes most of this virtually unlistenable. [May 2009, p.89]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Light is a dog's breakfast of weedy vocals, preachy platitudes and banal melodies that makes Sting sound like The Last Poets. [Jul 2010, p.112]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's grisly. [Sep 2009, p.90]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    These tuneless songs which either brim with maudlin self-pity or bounce along with enforced jollity. [Oct 2009, p.123]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The 23-year-old Valley girl's sonically lurid and brash, (supposedly) autobiographical debut may boast production heavyweights like Benny Blancoi, but her witless, cranked-to-11 stridency recalls Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne rather than Pink or Britney. [May 2010, p.94]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Anyone seeking the funky militancy of The Beatnigs or The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy may be baffled. [Jul 2011, p.82]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The downhome strum of "Stuck Like Glue" has a certain charm--at least until its horrific cod-dancehall break down--but fails to redeem a depressingly calculated record. [Mar 2011, p.101]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    What follows is the most overblown album in recent memory, every song instantly hitting the "big Music" button without giving the listener a chance to become acquainted. [May 2011, p.87]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This complacent record from long-time drone lover and former Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne gets the recipe badly wrong. [Jun 2011, p.103]
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Lyrically, the fare wavers from the unspectacularly anecdotal to the spinelessly soppy. [Jul 2011, p.121]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rock rears its head on "speed demon," but by that point, the riffs are drowned out by the sound of a joke having fatally gone too far. [Oct 2011, p.81]