Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,959 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 Have One On Me
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,959 music reviews
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Confirms System Of A Down as one of the most innovative bands in modern rock. [Jun 2005, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Edan's punch and broad vision distinguish him from the rest of the pack. [Jun 2005, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By turns darker and more challenging than 2003's dazzling Electric Version. [Oct 2005, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Benji is brutally sad, which may prove a deal-breaker for anyone who appreciated the comparatively light Among the Leaves, but it never feels gratuitous or exploitative. [Mar 2014, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Running over with ideas. [Nov 2006, p.128]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While what was lost with Smith is immeasurable, what he left was amazing, and New Moon is an appropriately spectacular monument. [Jun 2007, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a record that genuinely sounds like nothing you have heard before. If you can rise to its portentous challenge... The Drift will prove to be a frightening, bewitching and rewarding experience. [Jun 2006, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Refines their grandiose panoramics via electronic gurgles and glitches. [Jul 2003, p.111]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to so many noisemongers, TOD understand that restraint enables unleashed firepower to be exhilarating and awesome. [Apr 2002, p.111]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Streetcore negotiates a resolution between the ethnocentric beats that hallmarked the two previous Mescaleros albums and the classic Clash sound that remained pivotal to Joe's live performances. [Nov 2003, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With martial trumpets, cheap-sounding Farfisa organs and raspy baritone saxes, there are certainly nods toward Ethiopiques legends like Mulatu Astatke or the Wallas Band, tracks like "Rite Of The Ancients" and "Golden Dunes" add a rugged garage rock, and riff-based funk of "Black Venom" has a breakbeat that's just begging to be sampled by a bright hip hop producer. [Nov 2010, p.83]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is, at 78 tracks, quite a meal. But fine work lies within. [May 2011, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Clark, now in his 72nd year, as the rumpled poet of American folk-blues, imparting these semi-brisk, string-driven tales with his own unique brand of sad, funny, dry wisdom.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is not only Wild Beats' finest album to date, but one of the best you're likely to hear all year. [Jun 2011, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To devotees, however, it sounds very much like a second masterpiece: a different kind of epic to "Ys," and one with enough hooks and charms to ensnare at least a few Newsom agnostics. [Apr 2010, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band sounds re-energised by an idea of the city, the marketplace, pop ambition. [May 2005, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I’m not sure Veckatimest is the huge improvement on Yellow House that some blogs claim it to be, it’s unquestionably a lovely record and it deserves to be heard on land, sea, indoors and out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new 23-track compilation, cherry-picking the back catalogue from 1989's "Box Elder" through to 1999's "Terror Twilight," might help resolve the band's final enigma. [Apr 2010, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, as a whole, Bitte Orca feels nothing less than a modern equivalent to Talking Heads' Fear Of Music or Scritti's Cupid & Psyche 85 –art-rock with intellectual rigour, borderless curiosity, and no fear of the mainstream. Pop, by any other name.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A finely crafted record, whose artfulness is mediated by informality. [Oct 2014, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this live setting, fascinatingly, the brutality to which the songs are subjected only serves to underscore their poignancy. [Dec 2005, p.100]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great by Smith's standards. Practically genius by everybody else's. [Feb 2004, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a departure from previous Lanegan solo LPs... This time, Lanegan is looser, open to both experimentation and, once more, full-on rock. [Sep 2004, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a record that manages to sound deeply affectionate without being sentimental. [Jun 2013, p.70]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is also a brave, compelling record that stands shoulder to shoulder with the Manics’ best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phosphorescent has followed 2010's country-rock homage Here's To Taking It easy with an equally magnificent beast, mixing country jams with claustrophobic electronica and mournful Mariachi horns to create a beautiful but discomforting album. [Apr 2013, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sounding like a highly-evolved amalgam of their entire output--with added surprises--the beauty of this 12th album lies in its head-spinning diversity. [Oct 2006, p.134]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sextet's second effort is both an expression of their anarcho-punk fury and a declarartion of straight-edge commitment, but it's also a radical redrawing of hardcore's boundaries, that reanimates the genre with an aggressively intelligent jolt. [Nov 2008, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Airing Of Grievances is one of the smartest, most joyous records in an age, channelling the spirit of other too-clever-by-half suburban punks from The Replacements to Nirvana and adding a dash of felllow New Jerseyite Bruce Springsteen's eye for detail. [MAr 2009, p.87]
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