Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 7,485 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
7485 music reviews
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the rather quizzical couplets here, all of them set to heart-wrenching chord sequences that hark back to the band's favorite 1970s guilty pleasures. It set SFA apart from the world of Britpop in the mid-'90s. [Dec 2016, p.51]
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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
    • 90 Critic Score
    An even richer reward for admirers--since he's never written with such frankness. [Apr 2017, p.32]
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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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that's both sad and angry, thoughtful and impassioned, and desperate for America to escape its chequered past. [Nov 2016, p.18]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their heaviest to date. [Nov 2005, p.108]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    Divers feels like her most comfortable, charming album. [Nov 2015, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic of modern psychedelia. [Jun 2005, p.113]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lighter, more hopeful bent to the musical settings, which perfectly balance the more dissonant leanings of The King Of Limbs with a sumptuousness and gentleness they've rarely sought since OK Computer. [Aug 2016, p.81]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All are very good indeed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Return To Cookie Mountain sees TV solidifying their more ethereal tendencies into denser compositions. [Aug 2006, p.100]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Courtney Barnett has managed to expand her lyrical preoccupations and musical interests outwards and upwards, while still retaining the magic of her past peak. [Apr 2015, p.68]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 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
    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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only pity is that navigating one's way around the three hours and 20 minutes of music is such a fiddly business. [Oct 2016, p.46]
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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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