Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 6,097 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 2.6 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:
6,097 music reviews
    • 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
    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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Almost every tune sounds like a hit. [Dec 2001, p.108]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiohead have made their most well-behaved, classically structured album since "OK Computer."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't mere sonic overload; Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein's vocals are still towering. [Jun 2005, p.107]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spoon's secret is that this tension is never quite released, the martial beat never breaks down, full rock music never quite kicks in. [Oct 2002, p.120]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lonerism is more melodic and expansive then 2010 debut Innerspeaker, connecting the disparate dots with real elan. [Nov 2012, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their seventh LP is a(nother) case of "none more black," but 'Big Church'--in which a Viennese women's choir provides the counter to crushing, sustained chords are striking departures from Sunn)))'s awesome canon. [Jun 2009, p.103]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Excellent and indispensable. [Sep 2011, p.94]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SBP always made a virtue of their limitations, but the results of their unshackling from penury are spectacular. [Jun 2012, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious album. [Mar 2013, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what The Graceless Age as a whole does so unforgettably, bearing witness to a burning world. [Sep 2012, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    McMurtry's flair for the cinematic shines brighter than ever. [Apr 2015, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His voice must be heard to be believed. [Apr 2005, p.105]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A couple of missteps aside, this is Ghost's best since that '96 debut, Ironman. [Jun 2006, p.102]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    M.I.A.'s vivid debut already sounds like a booty-shaking milestone to rank alongside The Streets and Dizzee Rascal. [May 2005, p.98]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A colorful fusion, blunted underground hip-hop flowing into delirious live bass jams and cosmic balladry. [Nov 2014, p.75]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For Emma, Forever Ago is such a hermetically sealed, complete and satisfying album, the prospect of a follow-up--of a life for Vernon beyond the wilderness, even - seems merely extraneous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unavailability has also played its part in pumping up the myth – so much so that you wonder if, heard in 2008, these songs stand to disappoint. In fact, key moments of Pacific Ocean Blue square dramatically up to your loftiest expectations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the equally rapturous "Sun Giant" EP which preceded it, Fleet Foxes' debut album is a fastidious, sometimes overwhelmingly pretty evocation of the American wilderness; a dreamy companion piece to last month's superb Bon Iver album.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magical. [Apr 2007, p.114]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    West's rhymes are wry, witty, warm and unswervingly self-aware. [May 2004, p.106]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, then, mbv is more of a time capsule than a box of surprises, but the contents have survived in immaculate condition. [Apr 2013, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ten dark and lovely reasons why love hurts. [Apr 2015, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's among his best. [Apr. 2012, p.79]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Argument showcases a band of uncommon power grappling with subtler shades as well as their quiet/loud, dub-influenced trademark sound. [Dec 2001, p.102]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Subtlety with Skynyrd chops. [Dec 2003, p.117]
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