Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 7,760 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
7760 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that feels joyously cathartic as well as musically stunning. [May 2014, p.76]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's become a cliche to treat every latter-day Cohen album like a potential swansong but it's hard to imagine a richer, finer or more satisfying finale than this. [Nov 2016, p.18]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Segarra is skilled at identifying the shifting goalposts that immigrants have to live by, and staring past them. [Apr 2017, p.18]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's human where Radiohead are impenetrable, but complex where Coldplay are banal.... Elbow remain unquantifiably great. [Sep 2003, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] flat-out sensational album. [May 2015, p.77]
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    • 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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Containing only nine lithe and varied songs, Multi-Love is anything but a whimsical indulgence. [Jun 2015, p.79]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From Every Sphere is the ultimate grower, which moves, in your mind, from quite nice to utterly compelling and addictive over a matter of days, or better, nights. [Album of the Month, March 2003, p.94]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that's both sad and angry, thoughtful and impassioned, and desperate for America to escape its chequered past. [Nov 2016, p.18]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Emma Jean is mellower, mournful and unimpeachably authentic.... A magnificent piece of work. [Jun 2014, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    American Dream is a triumph, then, and possibly LCD Soundsystem's finest album so far. [Oct 2017, p.18]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This fine reissue includes remarkably fully formed demos of the entire LP. [Dec 2014, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lewis conducts what navel-gazing there is on The Voyager with her characteristic mordant wit, and she has shed none of her way with an irresistible, deadpan pop melody. [Aug 2014, p.75]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fading Frontier strikes the most satisfying balance between menacing mantric grooves of 2006's Cryptograms and the pop melodicism that emerged on 2010's Halcyon Digest. [Nov 2015, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evocative, but with plenty of open spaces. [Mar 2015, p.75]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Snaith has perfected his recipe for bite-sized psychedelia. [Nov 2014, p.71]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that the immaculate construction that is Ghosts now has an extension tacked on to it. [Apr 2006, p.119]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not for the faint-hearted, Damien Jurado is a habit which won't necessarily bring joy to the listener. But once acquired, you will find it hard to kick. [Apr 2003, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strikingly immediate, yet also rewarding repeated immersion, the 10 tracks here are, just as Forster intended, amusing, infectious and relaxed. [Oct 2015, p.65]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MCII hits you with the immediacy of a record that you're listening to for the first time but feel like you've already heard a thousand times and yet still aren't bored of. [Jun 2013, p.70]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The standard is so consistently high, sides so conclusively split, even after six years' familiarity with his schtick, that genius is the word. [Jan 2005, p.116]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short--a monumental album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a more poignant epitaph to their fine career than the dour and sometimes impenetrable The High Country. [Apr 2016, p.77]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songs Cycled is opaque and entirely accessible. [Jun 2013, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ba Power feels like another dramatic leap forward and a further landmark in the integration of African tribal rhythms and western rock'n'roll. [May 2015, p.85]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lighter, more hopeful bent to the musical settings, which perfectly balance the more dissonant leanings of The King Of Limbs with a sumptuousness and gentleness they've rarely sought since OK Computer. [Aug 2016, p.81]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A darker and dramatically more cohesive collection than its predecessor. [Sep 2003, p.108]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Ramones, like Warhol or Lichtenstein, were masters of doing one thing brilliantly and repetitively--something reinforced by the second disc of this set, which contains singles and unreleased demos, including tracks that would appear on subsequent albums such as “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl”, “You Should Never Have Opened That Door” and “I Don’t Care” but could easily have fitted on Ramones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are songs to be treasured. [Apr 2014, p.73]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So while Lazaretto may sometimes appear to be a more nakedly emotional collection of songs than we've come to expect from its creator, the contents also rate among his wittiest and his wildest efforts to date. [Jul 2014, p.63]
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