Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 7,359 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Score distribution:
7359 music reviews
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    Exile itself remains the tour de force it's been since release in May '72. [Jun 2010, p.104]
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    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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    Even at 25 years remove, Doolittle's lively morsels still taste startling fresh. [Jan 2015, p.89]
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    • 99 Metascore
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    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
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    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.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unreleased mixes, instrumentals and PiL's semi-legendary 1979 concert at Manchester's Factory are worthy additions, stretching the dense, dubby miasma out for four hypnotic hours. [Dec 2016, p.51]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of unreleased material, the motherlode is the two-disc Live at The Matrix set, recorded on November 26 and 27, 1968 at the San Francisco venue. Of the 18 songs here, 10 are previously unreleased.... All are comprehensively bested by the 36-minute version of "Sister Ray." [Jan 2015, p.81]
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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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    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album endures as a bequest to the bogglement of the ages. [Mar 2015, p.95]
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    A unique and unlikely moment of retrieval, restoration and renaissance. [Nov 2004, p.98]
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    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
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    Weighty and impressive. [Dec 2016, p.49]
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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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genuine 2015 classic. [Jun 2015, p.77]
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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
    Between the orderly new overview. with its 15 previously unissued tracks, and McLagan's engagingly hodgepodge insider's portrait, we have as complete picture as we're likely to get. [Oct 2015, p.95]
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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
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    The Smile Sessions fits into no present-day category, context or franchise. [Nov 2011, p.105]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    Starts loud, alienated and proudly rockist, and stays right there. [Jan 2012, p. 93]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    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
    It's a mind-boggling assemblage of swingin' 50s "space-bop" like "Soft Talk" and "Super Blonde," processional chants such as "Rocket #9" and "Journey To Saturn." and electronic keyboard voyages like "The Perfect Man" and "Disco 2021," an edited taster of the monumental "Disco 3000." [Jan 2017, p.46]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This fine reissue includes remarkably fully formed demos of the entire LP. [Dec 2014, p.89]
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