Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,946 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:
5,946 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tell Tale Signs is awash with evidence of his staggering mercuriality, his evident determination even in the studio to repeat himself as little as possible, re-takes not merely the occasion for refinement, the honing of a song into static finality, but serial re-imaginings.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost In The Dream is calmer and more confident than previous efforts, songs stretching out beyond the six-minute mark if the feeling is right. [Apr 2014, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    The arrangements are bigger, the language more dense, the symbolism darker. [May 2013, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He sings plenty, with engaging huskiness, while leading his band down ever more inventive tangents. [Nov 2014, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    OST
    Will prove a delight to punters pursuing a Best Madchester Compilation Ever! as long as they forget The Stone Roses ever existed, and assume Morrissey came from another planet. [May 2002, p.116]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Folk songs given a rarefied air by his elegant wordplay and multi-tracked chamber strings. [Mar 2005, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This duo's songs are genetic pop mutations, scampering out of control. [Apr 2013, p.73]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From clanging rock songs to eerie ambient pieces to sensual acoustic reveries, it's all highly detailed and perfectly weighted. [Aug 2008, p.98]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Runaway's Diary is a record with hugely impressive depth and emotional range. [Jun 2014, p.79]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These cuts are fresh'n'funky with a strong Seventies soul influence. [Feb 2002, p.113]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While they are at their most comfortable when laying down the ZZ Top meets Black Flag hardcore boogie of 'Skull Socks and Rope Shoes,' it's difficult not to be charmed by their wit, style and salute to Southern rock. [Sep 2008, p.89]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From austere, absurd materials, the cumulative effect is remarkable. [Dec 2011, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Fox Confessor, she has defiantly come into her own. [Apr 2006, p.106]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These songs, dehydrated after 50 years, sound bright and timeless. [Jun 2012, p.97]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Ryan Adams replicates old records, this is something new. [Album of the Month, Feb 2005, p.72]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not bad for four young men barely out of their teens playing rowdy, undiluted hardcore. That has a lot to do with the excellence of their debut album. [Jun 2011, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever, Simon's work is a strange mix of easy and uneasy listening--it's balm, but it leaves an itch. [May 2011, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, too, he became far more adventurous than both Roxy Music and the New Romantic legions who echoed the original glam-rock innovations, his work paralleling that of questing artists like Scott Walker and Talk Talk.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Third is the most stunning, stark and superb Portishead album yet. [May 2008, p.84]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The entire album sounds as if it was made to be heard on a Fifties jukebox rather than a state-of-the-art super-audio digital system. [Sep 2002, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A near-masterpiece.... It's hip and urgent, formal and exhilarated, everything guitar pop aspires to today. [Dec 2001, p.118]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mostly brilliant. [Aug 2005, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible Truth says more with six strings than most records manage with a thousand words. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Staggeringly good.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valentine is typically sturdy--piquant observation and low-key philosophy played against an impeccable musical backdrop. [Aug 2012, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set is a good primer for Cooder’s soundtrack work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One small quibble, though: while it’s great to have documentation of the band’s early live sound (and in many ways the versions of the songs from Bleach are superior thanks to the sprightly energy), you don’t really get a sense of the sheer ferocity and electricity Nirvana generated in a tiny, cramped college bar.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound of a major talent gone major league. [Apr 2003, p.105]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its muddied textures and sideways lurches, it is a magnificently engaging and expansive work. [Jul 2003, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Helplessness Blues is as passionately desolate as anything on Closer, the record which documented Ian Curtis' romantic guilt and existential confusion. [Jun 2011, p.74]
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