Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 7,418 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Harlan County
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
7418 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is ambitious music, even compared with Big Inner and it also sounds rich with potential. [Feb 2015, p.67]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a telling indication of the degree of daring and sophistication at hand that artistic gestures which might have seemed contrived or ill-conceived in other contexts--like say, transforming Nirvana's "In Bloom" into a majestic country-souul ballad worthy of Charley Pride-yield some of the most startling results. [May 2016, p.63]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worth catching. [Jun 2007, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Are We There's subtler songs point to a painfully well-honed understanding of what drives and degrades long-term love. [Jun 2014, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mental Illness is as elegantly dark as a wrought iron gate. [May 2017, p.35]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fully realised in its ambition, Bon Iver possesses all the austere beauty and understated emotiveness of its predecessor. [Jul 2011, p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [A] darkly beautiful tour de force. [Jun 2016, p.75]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    A gorgeous neo-Krautrock thump of a record. [Oct 2016, p.31]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of their most startling material has always been found down the back of the sofa, among such relatively unconsidered trifles as "In The Back Of My Mind" and "Angel Come Home." [Oct 2013, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is inventive harkening, not witless revivalism. [Apr 2008, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The seamlessly authentic sound fit his raw and lusty vocalising, and the impressively tailored swagger 'n swing og his band, to a tee. [Mar 2013, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there's nothing as pop as "Windowlicker" here, it's still thrilling to hear him romp deliriously through all manner of styles in the key of Apex for the bulk of these dozen tracks. [Nov 2014, p.71]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The breadth, scope and sheer suppleness of black SUMMERS'night makes one wish Maxwell worked a whole lot faster. [Sep 2016, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remarkable, genre-defying album. [Mar 2012, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's that compassionate vision of song that resonates through Life Is People, as Fay observes the passing of the days with redemption in mind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's an addictive, hypnagogic quality to this ghostly combination of ambient noise, treated vocals and bursts if static. [Aug 2016, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His latest fizzes with energy and smarts, and sees him letting his imagination off the leash to irresistible effect. [Jul 2016, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some stunning inventive improvisation, with pianist Danilo Perez sounding like 10 excited monkeys jumping up and down on the keys. In a good way. [Mar 2013, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the relationship to the original often seems tenuous, there's nothing abstract here: each note wrings something potent and direct from its origin. [Nov 2013, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Ze's hands Tropicalia is still a potent, living artistic force. [Jul 2006, p.118]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one glorious murk. [May 2003, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A riveting debut packed with ideas and invention. [Jul 2003, p.126]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pair's Run The Jewels hits hard but has brains to spare. [Sep 2013, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minimum Maximum is the sound of Kraftwerk shedding all previous skins and staking their claim on the now. [Jul 2005, p.106]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely since the Laurel Canyon heyday of CSNY, Jackson Browne et al, has the confessional mode been quite so unashamedly mined for artistic ore. [Jun 2013, p.68]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rather lovely record...Fully audible at last, Cox's downcast lyrics invest these hazy tunes with gripping poignancy. [Oct 2010, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funky, funny, stately, strange, soulful and sensual, Floreat is a unique and unequivocal triumph. [Oct 2011, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not only Jones' most absorbing album since 1997's beats-drenched Ghostyhead, but a record that crowns her career, not as an end but as a culmination. [Jul 2015, p.85]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her darkest effort yet, a harowing chronicle of a woman barely keeping herself together. It's also her liveliest effort yet--not to mention her most confidently diverse. [Jul 2016, p.71]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They're diminished by trying to touch too many bases, often lapsing into sub-Oasis stodge. [Oct 2003, p.114]
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