Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,585 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Come Feel Me Tremble
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,585 music reviews
    • 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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His voice must be heard to be believed. [Apr 2005, p.105]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A couple of missteps aside, this is Ghost's best since that '96 debut, Ironman. [Jun 2006, p.102]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically, this is probably the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    West's rhymes are wry, witty, warm and unswervingly self-aware. [May 2004, p.106]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's among his best. [Apr. 2012, p.79]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Subtlety with Skynyrd chops. [Dec 2003, p.117]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most original debut by a Manchester band since Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Paty People..., maybe even Unknown Pleasures. [Sep 2002, p.116]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band has never sounded better, and Cave seems to have relaxed into the hysteria of his vocal style; like Elmer Gantry singing Leonard Cohen at a tent-revival.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Isbell's best album yet, and suggests that he'll do better still. [Dec 2013, p.64]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He left an enormous amount of music in those 10 years, the bulk of it gathered in this much-needed career overview of the forgotten solipsistic genius of rock’s golden age, in which the strike-outs turn out to be as fascinating as the home runs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lyrically, it's riveting, tapping into a unique Southern storytelling tradition. [Nov 2004, p.118]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's Cash, at the top of her game as a singer, who carries the day. [Jan 2014, p.65]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here it brillianrly showcases the interplay between Iyer's melodic clattering, Stephan Crump's slithery bass and Marque Gilmore's fizy drum explosuions. [Oct 2009, p.98]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tour de force of intertwined sound and imagery. [Oct 2006, p.117]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hypnotic dream-map of astral drift and spac-age chamber music, textured jazztronica and technoid pulse. [Dec 2001, p.106]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the most extraordinary smorgasbord of styles, moods, modes, a far more daring, jolting record than 2001's Essence. [Album of the Month, May 2003, p.88]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It revolves around bleak, squalling repetitions and a mood of wretched abjection. But Gira's voice has weathered grandly. [Sep 2012, p.86]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The pairing of the wily old tomcat and the classy country thrush turns out as magically in reality as it seemed unlikely on paper.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a welcome return, to say the least.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For all the influences, their voice is uniquely, gently mad. [Mar 2004, p.88]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While "Incense At Abu Ghraib" has a horror auteur's knack for intimidation, a shrill whistle barely masking the sound of feet on metal stairs. It's masterful, though it'll leave you feeling like a speck of gravel in self-destructing world. [Nov 2013, p.72]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The finished result occupies land between Young Marble Giants' "Colossal Youth" and Tricky's "Maxinquaye": not the equal of either of those landmark albums, maybe, but certainly cut from the same cloth. [Sep 2009, p.89]