Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 6,152 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
6,152 music reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An uncommonly thoughtful victory lap, which deserves--and has received--a handsome recorded memorial.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every track is a precision-tooled triumph. [Mar 2012, p.81]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential listen for anyone interested in where music might take them. [Jun 2004, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no better evocation of the dawn of a new, more questing consciousness than Joni's early albums.... Unfortunately, Joni's Jazz Odyssey leads her into less agreeable territory on the double-album Don Juan's Reckless Daughter and Mingus, the tribute album of songs co-written with the late Charles Mingus.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the stray premonitions of patchouli-scented funk-rock, these are less jazz-rock meltdowns and more muscular free improv sessions, ones which suggest a very different direction from Bitches Brew. [Mar 2013, p.89]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You may well own these already, but the value of this collection is as a portrait of the artist through time, and a compilation of the irresistible outpourings of a man who never really knew who he was. [Nov 2013, p.83]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mesmerising stuff. [Jun 2007, p.99]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever with such pumped up reissues, the original album is still where the value does or doesn't lie. Most of Quadrophenia has stood the test of the decades better than might be expected. [Dec 2011, p.97]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An extraordinary achievement. [Album of the Month, Aug 2005, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A kaleidoscopic trawl through formative memories, cascading with melody and intimate reminiscence. [Apr 2015, p.83]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, their balance of the tense and clanging with the urgently poppy is impeccable. [Feb 2015, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first record in a long while I've wanted to play again immediately after it's finished. [Album Of The Month, April 2002, p.92]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Waits does nothing predictable here, and the structure of even the most forlorn tear-jerker is ambitious and avant-something-or-other. [Co-Album Of The Month, June 2002, p.106]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, funky and proud, she sounds like she could have been the new Aretha. [Feb 2004, p.87]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times their lurid romanticism can be an acquired taste... But there's an ambition and articulacy here. [Mar 2005, p.104]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a reminder of his consummate talent, and a place to start George's comeback, it's hard to beat. [Feb 2011, p.93]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative triumph out of Mali's darkest hour. [Mar 2013, p.73]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The official line on In Utero is that it's a raw uncomfortable document of a band in turmoil and a songwriter on the edge. That's partly true, but it's also cathartic, invigorating, full of terrific, scabrous pop songs, and a good laugh to boot. [Nov 2013, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Boi's absurd--and absurdly dextrous--verbiage knits it all together handsomely. [Sep 2010, p.85]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Untrue is altogether warmer than its predecessor. [Jan 2008, p.87]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This release overcompensates handsomely, delivering 48 sharp, gorgeous-sounding missives that document ensemble brilliance and Petty’s chiming, hook-happy American-everykid songwriting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These 11 tracks, recorded at various locations, also confirm he's more than a neo-classical specialist. [Dec 2013, p.68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    [A] triumphant resurrection. [Nov 2005, p.96]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darkly entertaining, thoughtful and a little threatening, St. Vincent fizzes with enthusiasm and the uncontrollable strangeness of life. [Mar 2014, p.74]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the freshest, most exciting and far-reaching left-field album in years. [Jun 2003, p.102]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neon Golden often comes on like a radical update of New Order's Lowlife period, where mournful guitar songs are integrated into a mesh of clicks, pops, glitches and samples. [Mar 2003, p.96]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As bootlegs from the period have shown, there's a good three hours of stuff out there from these and the so-called "Brown Star Sessions" for Clear Spot. On the fourth disc here, you can find the pick of it. [Dec 2014, p.85]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is music whose scope, erudition and vitriol makes everything else in this year of exceptional musical timidity seem puny. [Nov 2003, p.106]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Nevermind rocks, it does so extremely. [Oct 2011, p.101]
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