Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,888 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,888 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
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    Fed
    Fed is beautifully excessive, ornamented with dazzling soul/pop arrangements. [Sep 2008, p.114]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the sense of a nuanced beat group finding their own path beyond Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine that's most compelling. [Feb 2015, p.99]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    It's hard to believe there will be a better record than Last Exit released this year. [Jul 2004, p.102]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Apple's refinement as a writer that makes this harrowing psychodrama so gripping. [Aug 2012, p.69]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    It feels like one of the landmark American albums of the century so far. [Jan 2008, p.86]
    • 89 Metascore
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    [A] breathtaking, virtually flawless album. [Sep 2002, p.104]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finds Muller reviving a lush disco spirit he once discretely discarded. [Jul 2005, p.92]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Concise at 12 tracks, the stylistic coherence seldom fails to engage. [Feb 2007, p.73]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anthology is no means definitive, but it remains a comprehensive overview of a terrific and influential band. [Aug 2014, p.89]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If nothing can quite replicate the excitement of hearing these songs for the first time, the first disc of this double-CD set makes a good job of restating the importance of The Smiths as a singles band.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first disc of 4CD retrospective of their early mid-90s work is an embarrassment of riches. [Feb 2012, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songwriting of the highest calibre. [Sep 2003, p.104]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    32 years on from Swans' formation, Michael Gira is not only still moving forward, but making some of the albums of his career. [Jun 2014, p.81]
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    Their heaviest to date. [Nov 2005, p.108]
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    It is ambitious music, even compared with Big Inner and it also sounds rich with potential. [Feb 2015, p.67]
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    In the jigsaw puzzle that is Bob Dylan, The Whitmark Demos are crucial pieces, and it's easy to get lost in the depths, the sheer audacity and beauty, of this music. [Nov 2010, p.107]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic of modern psychedelia. [Jun 2005, p.113]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Like any new city, this album may take some getting used to--there's beauty everywhere, but the streets are far from a neat grid. But as you walk them, Holter's genius as a sonic town planner reveals itself. [Sep 2013, p.96]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad As Me is the sound of a supremely confident artist convening a raucous celebration of his own myth, and is multifariously marvellous. [Nov 2011, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All are very good indeed.
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    Return To Cookie Mountain sees TV solidifying their more ethereal tendencies into denser compositions. [Aug 2006, p.100]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both adventurous and accessible, a record in love with the obliterating power of sound. [Apr 2003, p.120]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The nostalgic tug of the earlier, dancier singles remains strong, but as a bonus disc of rarities demonstrates, their experimental side is equally compelling. [Mar 2012, p.101]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its initial oddness now just sounds like a ramshackle tryout for what was to follow. [Jun 2012, p.91]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A singular, rhapsodic triumph. [Apr 2007, p.94]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Not for the faint-hearted, Damien Jurado is a habit which won't necessarily bring joy to the listener. But once acquired, you will find it hard to kick. [Apr 2003, p.106]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banhart's free-flowing oddness makes most musical eccentrics seem self-conscious and predictable. [Jun 2004, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She uses her voice as well as she ever has, giving the moods light and shade. [Sep 2001, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From A Basement... returns us to the more unfiltered, denuded sound of his earlier [albums]. [Nov 2004, p.106]
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