Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,783 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Loveless [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,783 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a fierce live performance by a band who didn’t always manage to hold things together onstage. It catches Nirvana at maximum intensity, aware of, but not disabled by, the contradictions that tormented Cobain and would eventually tear him asunder.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Terrifically thorough. [Nov 2004, p.131]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two decades on, it remains U2's brightest, darkest, finest hour. [Nov 2011, p.100]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As primers go, it's close to definitive. [Mar 2006, p.112]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Loveless holds it own as one of the great rock albums, period. [Jun 2012, p.90]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LA Woman is at times a raw and bluesy affair, but still one of exquisite taste and judgement. [Feb 2012, p.84]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My Dusty Road is facinating as an archive set. [Oct 2009, p.120]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soul Mining is arguably Johnson's defining work: ambitious, strange, exciting. And, 30-odd years on, remarkably fresh. [Aug 2014, p.86]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You don't get bands like Blur very often. They deserve great boxsets, and this feels like one. [Aug 2012, p.85]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their full engagement in the creative task was never in doubt, and more than 40 years later the result compels close listening. [Apr 2014, p.88]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the transition from imitator to originator, the old boy has made one of his best albums ever. [Oct 2011, p.83]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This year's 'Stankonia.' [Sep 2001, p.96] [Review of UK version]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This slice of weird-rock from a more contented American decade is playful and preposterous in equal measure. [Feb 2009, p.89]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's remarkable... how much of a piece the entire set is, reflecting how skilfully Waits has welded the various tributary styles of his art into a seamless whole. [Dec 2006, p.122]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The three-disc set brings the artist's life and times into sharp focus. [Dec 2012, p.87]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complete recording reveals many (until-now) hidden delights that we can enjoy in full. [Nov 2008, p.89]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best rapper this country's ever produced, period.... Next to Dizzee Rascal everybody looks pale, uninteresting and irrelevant. [Sep 2003, p.98]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 23-track set--material oft-mired in legal entanglements--which range from hit for others, to darkly melodic deep catalogue gems. Diamond himself provides highly entertaining liner notes. [Jul 2011, p.82]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s more, too much more, to come, but for now, Volume One will do just fine.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sumptuous and sprawling, his major label debut comfortably backs up the hype. [Oct 2012, p.86]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Laced with enough blue-eyed longing to make the most diehard Gram Parsons fan weep with wonder and the sort of verbal acuity that would give even Dylanologists pause for thought, Elephant is where the tabloid phenomenon of summer 2001 prove they are no flash in the pan by making a truly phenomenal record. [May 2003, p.94]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the best Raw Power has sounded since it was first humiliating people's turntables in the 1970s.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The larger-than-life Elton of the live stage gets a workout on "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" and "Benny And The Jets," pounding rockers on the most impressively diverse collection in his catalogued. [Apr 2014, p.91]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Love Below... comprises the most sublime pop music heard on record this year. [Dec 2003, p.118]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An uncommonly thoughtful victory lap, which deserves--and has received--a handsome recorded memorial.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every track is a precision-tooled triumph. [Mar 2012, p.81]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential listen for anyone interested in where music might take them. [Jun 2004, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no better evocation of the dawn of a new, more questing consciousness than Joni's early albums.... Unfortunately, Joni's Jazz Odyssey leads her into less agreeable territory on the double-album Don Juan's Reckless Daughter and Mingus, the tribute album of songs co-written with the late Charles Mingus.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the stray premonitions of patchouli-scented funk-rock, these are less jazz-rock meltdowns and more muscular free improv sessions, ones which suggest a very different direction from Bitches Brew. [Mar 2013, p.89]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You may well own these already, but the value of this collection is as a portrait of the artist through time, and a compilation of the irresistible outpourings of a man who never really knew who he was. [Nov 2013, p.83]
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