Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,579 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 A Bigger Bang
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,579 music reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Mancunian hipsters will shudder in disbelief. [July 2002, p.101]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Much of this flaccid digi-guitar funk sounds like rough ideas Daft Punk rejected for Discovery. [Jun 2002, p.122]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Toxicity is virtually unlistenable: thrash metal splintered into a million pieces by unnecessary time changes, topped off with excruciatingly theatrical vocals. [Dec 2001, p.118]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What makes B&S great is conspicuous by its absence.... For completists only. [Jul 2002, p.101]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Chiefly consists of lumpen and joyless AOR rock, with a few rhythm loops to give an illusion of modernity. [Apr 2002, p.104]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most inappropriately-titled album since The Best Of Sting. [Dec 2003, p.116]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Starts badly and gets worse for a very long time (77 minutes). [Jan 2002, p.146]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It was the anger and angst of a jilted 20-year-old that gave the original songs their edge--something entirely absent from these blandly matured acoustic versions. [Aug 2005, p.90]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A dozen songs of unremitting blandness by a man with absolutely nothing left to say. [Oct 2005, p.96]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A dreary debut. [Feb 2006, p.74]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Much of it is endurance-defyingly dull. [Jul 2006, p.84]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Finds her plumbing new depths of pomposity. [Aug 2006, p.84]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The problem with The Weirdness is that it shoots its bolt immediately and has nothing left to offer. [Apr 2007, p.93]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Madonna's 12th album has a good title and a nice cover, but that's almost as much as you can say in its favour. [Jun 2012, p.77]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Maximalists and circus ringmasters might enjoy it, but many will be scrabbling for the stop button. [May 2012, p67]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They cite Wagner as an influence, sharing his bombast but none of the drama. [Apr 2012, p.69]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Their ragtag religious signifiers, stretching from the Mediterranean to Bengal, feel like gap year blog entries, and Cisneros' wizened sage delivery is ludicrous. [Aug 2012, p.77]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Where Flying Lotus scatterbrain brings emotive grooves out of madness, GLK can only manage ugly, mostly boring sketches. [Nov 2012, p.75]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    "Heaven" is a decent stab at '80s synth pop; "Looking Hot" and "Push And Shove" mix bubblegum R&B with ragga-inspired middle eights; the rest is rather forgettable. [Dec 2012, p.75]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An in-joke gone horribly wrong. [Jan 2013, p.80]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    From the Top of Willamette Mountain sounds more confident than the UK debut he released earlier this year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It hard to work out what's more annoying from the rest, be it Dustin Payseur's forgot-my-gym-kit vocals, the self-important but frankly juvenile ambient interludes, otr the neat riffs, which sound like plugins from some indie-pop iPad composition app. [May 2013, p.67]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No range of light here, just a wan glow that denies the need for shade. [Apr 2014, p.71]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Basic, sludge-grey power pop that makes Weezer sound as kaleidoscopic as The Flaming Lips. [Nov 2002, p.128]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    He still sounds like a blue-collar phoney trying to be a poor man's Springsteen. [May 2002, p.104]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A sentimental indulgence destined for a theme-pub half-life. [Nov 2002, p.114]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The rhymes are gangsta shit at its laziest and most drearily noxious. [Mar 2002, p.111]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Collins... sounds dated with his glossy production, precision session-playing and radio-friendly songs all done by numbers with a great big hole where a heart should be. [Dec 2002, p.129]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    On her underwhelming second album, we realise how nu-sould would sound stripped of all sonic invention, mischief and sensuality. [Dec 2002, p.151]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The results are risible but the joke is no longer funny. [Feb 2003, p.77]