Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,636 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Tago Mago [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,636 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
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    There are some outstanding songs here, and Jagger turns in a series of performances that are their match, full of much defiant flouncing, strutting bitchiness, preening arrogance, snarling haughtiness and a typically provocative misogyny. [Album of the Month, Oct 2005, p.92]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    Deep, warm, fully rounded and with no slack, Prairie Wind is Neil at his best. [Oct 2005, p.101]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Lookaftering is some kind of miracle. [Nov 2005, p.100]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    Nope, this is not easy listening, yet he's never made a more beautiful album. [Jan 2006, p.108]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    A dozen remarkable tracks. [Feb 2006, p.78]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    The thrill it provides will send a shiver of recognition through anyone who grew up with The Specials, The Smiths or Parklife. [Album of the Month, March 2006, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    It would be fanciful, not to mention disrespectful, to say that Morrison has waited his whole career to make this album. But he makes it sound like he has. [Apr 2006, p.96]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Morph... sounds utterly of a piece with Aja. [Apr 2006, p.104]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    Make no mistake, the Lips have done it: three astonishing LPs in a row. [May 2006, p.94]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    The supersized culmination of the Chili Peppers' artistic journey. [Jun 2006, p.102]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Could very well be the best record of this restlessly self-critical career. [Jul 2006, p.90]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Love And Theft was quite unlike any other pop album--apart, that is, from Modern Times, its direct and audacious sequel. [Sep 2006, p.72]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Finn’s writing is sharper than ever, the various narratives driven less by the wordy exposition of yore than acute observation, devastating detail, by turns exclamatory, epigrammatic and grainily authentic.
    • 80 Metascore
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    He concocts a series of dazzling interior epics with just a fingerpicked acoustic guitar and his echo-drenched voice. [Nov 2006, p.101]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Ys
    For the 56 minutes that "Ys" lasts, all the doubts evaporate. Every elaboration has a purpose, every labyrinthine melodic detour feels necessary rather than contrived. Tempting as it is to fixate on the gilded reputations of her associates, this is unequivocally Newsom’s album.
    • 92 Metascore
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    It's remarkable... how much of a piece the entire set is, reflecting how skilfully Waits has welded the various tributary styles of his art into a seamless whole. [Dec 2006, p.122]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    Their scratchily rhythmic guitar music with dour, sardonic vocals has proved immensely influential. [Dec 2006, p.114]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    While what was lost with Smith is immeasurable, what he left was amazing, and New Moon is an appropriately spectacular monument. [Jun 2007, p.112]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    They continue to find some clever ways to do a pretty dumb thing. [Jul 2007, p.112]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    Under The Blacklight is by far and away the most accessible album that Rilo Kiley have ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
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    La Radiolina reaches out beyond it's core audience to a universal constituency, not so much a world music record as a global-rock mission statement.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Street entirely avoids DIA’s flinty spectrality and staticky crackle and turns a bright light on the smart, compact and relentlessly exciting arrangements he’s here coaxed from the band.
    • 87 Metascore
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    The pairing of the wily old tomcat and the classy country thrush turns out as magically in reality as it seemed unlikely on paper.
    • 83 Metascore
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    This is a stunning album, bristling with astute and funny words, glorious tunes and delivered in performances all the more impressive for sounding so utterly effortless. [Mar 2008, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    For Emma, Forever Ago is such a hermetically sealed, complete and satisfying album, the prospect of a follow-up--of a life for Vernon beyond the wilderness, even - seems merely extraneous.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Third is the most stunning, stark and superb Portishead album yet. [May 2008, p.84]
    • 81 Metascore
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    The Evangelist isn’t a Go-Betweens album, but it’s more cohesive than any of Forster’s other solo albums, and more moving.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Hailing from the wrong coast, the Charleston, South Carolina-based Explorers Club have done the near-impossible, turning an obsession with everything Beach Boys into an utterly beguiling pop album. [June 2008, p.88
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Unavailability has also played its part in pumping up the myth – so much so that you wonder if, heard in 2008, these songs stand to disappoint. In fact, key moments of Pacific Ocean Blue square dramatically up to your loftiest expectations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Staggeringly good.