Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,668 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Yonder Is The Clock
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,668 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songs Cycled is opaque and entirely accessible. [Jun 2013, p.80]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all the percolating energy the album delivers, its three most memorable songs are ballads.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The three-disc set brings the artist's life and times into sharp focus. [Dec 2012, p.87]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You don't get bands like Blur very often. They deserve great boxsets, and this feels like one. [Aug 2012, p.85]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Redd Kross' comeback is a stunner, taut, hyper-melodic songwriting and heavenly harmonies wed to a veritable barrage of fierce hooks and riffs. [Aug 2012, p.78]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a recording career that stretches back more than four decades, Ry Cooder has never before made an album as immediate as Election Special.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most infectiously tricked-out rock LP since El Camino. [Oct 2012, p.77]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He's made one of the great albums of modern Americana, and one suspects that a reluctant star is born.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coexist is a masterpiece. [Oct 2012, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Porterfield has a way of entwining lyrical detail and broad sentiment that is compelling and original. [Sep 2012, p.76]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's uncommon immediacy to Crazy Horse-style bashers like "Knock Knock" and "How To Live," as well as big-sky ballads like "Long Vows." [Oct 2012, p.73]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Producer Craig Street's customary forte is smoothness but the grittier Muscle Shoals influence he's channeled here is perfectly tailored. [Nov 2012, p.77]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A startling, inspirational comeback. [Dec 2012, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Donald's back in his self-referencing sweet-spot, and all's right with the world. [Nov 2012, p.69]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though feisty honky-tonk numbers like "I Don't Do Windows" shimmer, the worldweary ballads--especially the Johnson/Alison Krauss duet "Make The World Go Away"--are Sublime. [Feb 2013, p.74]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new varnish appears to add little to an already sumptuous-sounding set.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's that compassionate vision of song that resonates through Life Is People, as Fay observes the passing of the days with redemption in mind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doubtless works best heard in the cinema or the home theatre, and especially in the context of Julian House's beautifully lurid title sequence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few, if any, artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional music further. [Feb 2013, p.79]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mid Air amounts to 14 enigmatic variations on this mood, just piano, voice, the occasional pale moonbeam of orchestration, which miraculously never feels monotonous or morose.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    The scratchy lo-fi production doubles its mystery, resulting in an album of sensual pleasures and magical power. [Mar 2013, p.77]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a vibrant set with a live feel, alternating between rowdy folk-rockers and some of Thompson's most poignant ballads. [Mar 2013, p.77]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious album. [Mar 2013, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This seamless synthesis of sinew and silicon is crucial to the album's slippery feel: there's a pleasing fluidity and crooked funkiness to the arrangements that Yorke sometimes struggled to achieve on The Eraser. [Mar 2013, p.66]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's something deeply satisfying about the way the songs fit together as an album, their sequence strengthened both by the homogenous tone of the music with its air of wistful melancholy, and by the way each song seems to push the next one forward. [Mar 2013, p.61]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all the baubles and padding presented with this definitive edition, the disc you’ll turn to again and again is the one you’ve been playing all your life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stand-In has everything that made its predecessor special--big voice, expertly crafted tunes, clever backings, a deft mix of stridency and restraint--but is definitely a step up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is digital psychedelia with eyedrop clarity. [Apr 2013, p.71]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Images Du Futur is an altogether sleazier affair on which Suuns, toughened and grubby from two years on the road, come into their own. [Jun 2013, p.79]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inspired song choices further deepen the spell in a beguiling instant classic from a masterful soul stylist. [May 2013, p.78]
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