Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,726 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 Metals
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,726 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her best in two decades. [Dec 2003, p.120]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sun-dappled, idiosyncratic delight, flooded with warmth and vitality, yet weighted by an undefinable sadness. [Aug 2003, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its muddied textures and sideways lurches, it is a magnificently engaging and expansive work. [Jul 2003, p.112]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jaw-dropping. [Jul 2003, p.136]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another truly wondrous record. [May 2004, p.99]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From Every Sphere is the ultimate grower, which moves, in your mind, from quite nice to utterly compelling and addictive over a matter of days, or better, nights. [Album of the Month, March 2003, p.94]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record which transcends any scene's fleeting credibility. [Oct 2003, p.122]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is surely one of the most magical pop albums of 2003. [Sep 2003, p.112]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You don't expect progression from such evident classicists, but there's a new clarity, poise and refinement. [Apr 2004, p.107]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a record of rare beauty and poise. [Nov 2003, p.107]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More, and even better, of the same--one of the dead-cert Albums Of The Year. [Album of the Month, Apr 2005, p.96]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The standard is so consistently high, sides so conclusively split, even after six years' familiarity with his schtick, that genius is the word. [Jan 2005, p.116]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Radio Dept. recall that giddy moment before sounding like the Stones was considered revelatory. Only these Swedes re-tweak the formula, sounding, if anything, better than Ride, Slowdive, Lush, Boo Radleys et al. [Sep 2004, p.100]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is adventurous modern music which uses old rock and singer-songwriter traditions as the raw material to be manipulated. [Album Of The Month, Feb 2002, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Ryan Adams replicates old records, this is something new. [Album of the Month, Feb 2005, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grandiose, overwhelming, pretentious and absurd, Before The Dawn Heals Us is one of the first great albums of 2005. [Feb 2005, p.79]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mercury Rev's power is undiminished. While never resorting to crude hooks, they build melodies to peaks of graceful intensity. [Album of the Month, Jan 2005, p.114]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked 1972 in 1972, or liked '1972' in 2003, you'll find yourself swimming with this. [Album of the Month, Mar 2005, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    M.I.A.'s vivid debut already sounds like a booty-shaking milestone to rank alongside The Streets and Dizzee Rascal. [May 2005, p.98]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Majestic, life-affirming and touched by magic. [Nov 2004, p.102]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible not to love. [Apr 2005, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mouth-watering feast of beats and grooves... as welcome as anything he's done. [Apr 2005, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sounds like the record Vic Chesnutt's been waiting his entire life to make. [Apr 2005, p.112]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-faultless record. [Apr 2005, p.97]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intermittently funny and never depressing, this confirms him among America's greats. [May 2005, p.108]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A highly original band in its prime. [Jun 2005, p.107]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dazzlingly clever record--great beats, brilliant production, top tunes and some of Albarn's best singing. [Jun 2005, p.106]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X&Y
    Make no mistake, X&Y is an exceptional pop record. [Jul 2005, p.98]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hardly an alienating, experimental listen... White hasn't written such an accessible set of songs since 2000's De Stijl. [Album of the Month, Jul 2005, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mostly brilliant. [Aug 2005, p.88]
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