Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,956 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 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,956 music reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tour de force of intertwined sound and imagery. [Oct 2006, p.117]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Silly and overblown, but wittily, brilliantly so. [Jul 2013, p.73]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there is much here to admire, at its overblown worst Neon Bible is one of those records that takes itself too seriously to be taken seriously. [Apr 2007, p.90]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most common description of this much-discussed album over the past few months is that YHF is Americana's Kid A. In truth, it's more successful than that. [May 2002, p.112]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You won't hear a more humane, moving or mysterious record all year. [Album of the Month, Oct 2003, p.110]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Phrenology is more therapy than quack science. [Feb 2003, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Theirs remains a stubbornly extreme sound, although Celestial Lineage finds new ways to combine heaviness with solemn beauty. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nile's river of song runs as deep as it's wide. [Jul 2013, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Funeral was organic, and Neon Bible was force-fed, The Suburbs makes do with being merely delicious. (And a little wistful, wounded, and wise.) [Sep 2010, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bob Ludwig's remaster job adds fine detail, and a second CD collects 18 tracks, mostly diverting. [Jan 2012, p.97]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the record fans of her explosive live shows always hoped she would make and a career highlight. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hones the Southern harmonies and guitar-pickin' crosstalk of the brothers Good. [Nov 2004, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all subtly regal, abetted by banjo, fiddle and mandolin textures. [Nov 2013, p.71]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her songwriting here... demonstrates a depth and majesty previously absent in her work. [Mar 2007, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stevens' strumming often has an unworldly quality that transcends folk archetypes. [Apr 2004, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She twangs the boundaries of taste both lyrically ("Take me on a genocide tour/Take me on a trip to Darfur") and musically. But a knockout's a knockout, however messy the bout.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The expanded set illustrates the inventiveness of their playing and the original template of their sound was a strong one--these were louder protest songs for a louder time. [Feb 2013, p.94]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of hope and humour and beauty, Phantom Power is frequently as deep and mysterious as the title intimates. [Aug 2003, p.100]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically, this is probably the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The chronological sequencing, kicking off with the delightfully sloppy "Gardening At night" from the "Chronic Town" EP, charts a course from indie college jangle to pensive AOR, and tracks fro their latter days on the IRS label sparkle with eloquence and grandeur. [Jan 2012, p.96]
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