Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 6,609 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rounds
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
6609 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Are You Alone? hints at a Blue Nile-like melancholy beauty; otherwise the album could be prescribed as a treatment for insomnia. [Dec 2015, p.74]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All Of A Sudden... rather falls under the shadow of Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but there's ample majesty in its climactic moments to recommend it. [Mar 2007, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The pace and register of the record seldom alter: the soundscape is always more baked earth than lush foliage. [May 2005, p.103]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only consistent thing about Infiniheart is its inconsistency. [Sep 2005, p.116]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an intense, at times crazed live-in-studio session. [Aug 2011, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Silver Age revisits Sugar's thick-set pop style. [Nov 2012, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His willingness to scribble over the pretty surfaces of his songs brings a bristling edge to his Beatlesque pop. [Feb 2008, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The finest moments... prove to be the same stripped-down verbally deft hip-hop that made their name. [Oct 2005, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Depending on your mood or generosity, these are either indulgently doleful or movingly ascetic in their dutiful repetitions--worth investigating either way. [Jan 2015, p.71]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Trio's third album is similarly, unconventionally earnest, often doing for the New Romantics when Gayngs did for 10cc. [Nov 2011, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It ain't always pretty. [Oct 2009, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wolf's twofold skillfulness and stirring guest performances compensate for the sometimes overcooked arrangements. [Apr 2010, p.109]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That it works at all is thanks to a dense, cartoonish production that sees dusty breaks. found sounds and snippets of conversation tossed together like the contents of an upturned toy box. [Jul 2005, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results are alluring warped but this groovy nostalgia is now a well-trodden path. [Dec 2015, p.76]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Theirs is a sophisticated, finely nuanced sound, lynchpin Aaron Turner's vocals notwithstanding. [Jun 2009, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lenses Alien harnesses the singular vision of singer and guitarist Joseph D'Agostino to finely nuanced, feedback-soused art-rock. [Nov 2011, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Son
    Son's patchwork of fluttering loops and vocal delays align Molina with kindred spirits Animal Collective, though her listless delivery can dull proceedings. [Jun 2006, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is pretty gloomy going, not rendered much easier by the lugubrious baritone in which Beck delivers his emotional autopsies, or the vague, amorphous melodies. [Nov 2002, p.116]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fiendishly clever, but not easy to love. [Oct 2009, p.104]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Power pop without the escapism. [Apr 2005, p.105]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Die" is generic glam riffage, and "Magic" is a tedious Britpop stomp, but there are many successes. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there's a signpost that Cripple Crow isn't quite the record it could've been, it's that the most engaging moments here recall Banhart records past. [Oct 2005, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too often La Vie Est Belle, produced by Boxed In's Oli Bayston, has all the flair of an Editors potboiler, so a potentially uplifiting record becomes quite draining. [Nov 2015, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At 15 tracks, it outstays its welcome, but in small does this is deliciously addictive. [June 2008, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He may be treading water a little until he really gets into his groove as the 21st century Sondheim, but Distortion at its best is beguiling and quietly devastating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has its Mr. Fox-y moments but this feels like a minor clanger. [May 2012, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of Drum's Not Dead suggests a Ligeti score for The Blair Witch Project as played by The Residents. [Mar 2006, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enchanting arrangements, glistening instrumentation, and Griffin's hypnotic vocals carry the day. [Mar 2010, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too often a limited voice and over-egged arrangements strain to little effect. [Aug 2009, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If she began coasting on 2002's Under Construction, here pop's most innovative black female is on repeat mode. [Feb 2004, p.72]
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