Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,783 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 Dear Heather
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,783 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exile itself remains the tour de force it's been since release in May '72. [Jun 2010, p.104]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gaye's music was on the move, but it never moved quite like What's Going On: still seraphic, still turbulent. [Aug 2011, p.95]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Invoking and evoking just about all the spontaneity and scariness that you'd want from rock'n'roll, Tago Mago can offer experiences as spellbinding as the sequence that originally comprised side one ("Paperhouse", "Mushroom", "Oh Yeah"), or can be so extreme that you feel yourself under attack by maniacs.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hills and valleys, warts and all, Complete Columbia is simply a singular, staggering body of work, throwing down challenges in all directions.
    • 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.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new varnish appears to add little to an already sumptuous-sounding set.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Page's notion of what might catch the ear was eccentric, but generally infallible. Duly, these remasters aren't asking you to extend your idea of the Zeppelin canon, but retract it--to realise why the albums have the power and mystery they do. [Jul 2014, p.86]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A unique and unlikely moment of retrieval, restoration and renaissance. [Nov 2004, p.98]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    White's willfully basic approach is what gives Van Lear Rose its freshness.... If you thought Rick Rubin's Johnny Cash reinvention was impressive, wait 'til you grab a fistful of this. [Album of the Month, June 2004, p.84]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With hindsight, the Rough Trade album with its seamless mix of folk, blues country, cajun and rock can be seen as the album that launched the phenomenon we would come to know as alt.country. [Feb 2014, p.97]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Page's notion of what might catch the ear was eccentric, but generally infallible. Duly, these remasters aren't asking you to extend your idea of the Zeppelin canon, but retract it--to realise why the albums have the power and mystery they do. [Jul 2014, p.86]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jaw-dropping. [Jul 2003, p.136]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These commercial frailties have come to be seen, quite rightly, as cultish strengths. But it all goes to make Keep An Eye On The Sky much more than a repository of extraordinary music; it acts as the most thorough and articulate explanation of why Big Star never became superstars.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Never did the Pumpkins build more sonically gorgeous than this...For those that haven't plumbed the depths of the Pumpkins catalog, it's a fair brace. [Jan 2012, p.97]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Folk-rock masterpiece of quietly influential Northern miserabilism. [May 2011, p.80]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's blend of whispered poesy, free-form rock, and orchestration, by Jean Claude Vannier, is much celebrated and sampled. this reissue provides a definitive account of its making. [May 2009, p.86]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Smile Sessions fits into no present-day category, context or franchise. [Nov 2011, p.105]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Starts loud, alienated and proudly rockist, and stays right there. [Jan 2012, p. 93]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Guthrie's work here gives birth to social conscience in pop culture, and this 157-track set, gets it all down in the context it deserves. [Dec 2013, p.82]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Page's notion of what might catch the ear was eccentric, but generally infallible. Duly, these remasters aren't asking you to extend your idea of the Zeppelin canon, but retract it--to realise why the albums have the power and mystery they do. [Jul 2014, p.86]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Definitely Maybe still sounds pretty much as Noel envisaged, that's certainly to do with the quality of the songs, the delivery and the timing. [Jun 2014, p.95]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Copper Blue combined Hüsker Dü's passionate intensity with a new, steely pop resolve.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This reissue eschews context and explanation to let their catalogue stand as its won defiant rock monolith, And as it should. [Dec 2014, p.93]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The group's commitment and almost minimalistic sense of repetition resulting in a metal longplayer of unrivaled scope. [Jul 2012, p.96]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though recorded during the same extended sessions, this archival LP is the polar opposite of its fraternal twin: big, bold, vibrantly coloured and laced with sweeping chorus hooks and towering middle eights. In a word, spectacular.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    West is far from rap's deftest lyricist but his neurotic grandstanding is compelling and often pretty funny to boot. [Feb 2011, p.84]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their 1993 debut, remastered by Bob Weston with b-sides and rarities, treads similar--of less self-consciously clever--ground to Crooked rain-era Pavement, with dissonant, spiky guitars piercing surprisingly melodic college radio favorites. [Sep 2011, p.79]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    R.E.M. were already walking head and shoulders taller than most by now, but Life's Rich Pageant was nevertheless a startlingly great leap forward. [Aug 2011, p.102]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The proof is in the music; it sounds juts great. [Jan 2012, p.98]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nightclubbing is the album that came to define Jones as the complete performer, in her own way, as singer, muse, actress, alien and androgyne. [Jun 2014, p.90]
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