Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 6,618 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 In Search Of... [First Version]
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
6618 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Light and airy, pretty in parts, but devoid of muscle, grit or originality. [May 2002, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing here to surprise anyone familiar with Mogwai's chiefly instrumental, epic soundscaping. [Mar 2005, p.120]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His tools may be blunt, and too many tracks sound like unfinished sketches, but Zomby manages to summon a uniquely unsettling atmosphere. [Aug 2011, p.107]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sade Adu and co return with more snoozy, expensively produced, quiet-storm soul. [Mar 2010, p.95]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Elegant backgound music, better live, you suspect. [Dec 2007, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good, but the exciting notion of a genuine career left turn feels increasingly unlikely.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Throughout, his mellowness of tone is the album's defining feature. Miraculously, thanks to the minutiae of the arrangements, it's a sound that never becomes one dimensional. [Oct 2009, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tindersticks have returned refreshed, but some of the old dissolute glamour is gone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Living With Yourself showcases McGuire's playing with minimal adornment. [Nov 2010, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too much of it is lost in homogeneous country balladry more often associated with Trish Yearwood and all the other Nashville guff. A pity, because Moorer's voice is an expressive thing. [Mar 2010, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Normal" offers the most accessible punk foot-tapper that races past but leaves you wanting more. [Nov 2010, p.97]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The music does not so much take off as forever taxi toward the boundary fence. [Dec 2013, p.70]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An acquired taste. [Jan 2005, p.124]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Her decision to forgo electric guitars on @#%&*! Smilers results in the aural equivalent of watercolour washes, lovely and tasteful but lacking presence. [July 2008, p.102]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This, assembled by Menahan Street Band guitarist Tom Brenneck, painstakingly recreates the tropes of classic '60s Southern soul--impassioned vocals, shimmering guitars and fruity horns. [Mar 2010, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not much of a move forward, and arguably a step back. [Sep 2013, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's bombastic, but you can't fault its ambitions. [Jun 2007, p.115]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Big Dada, Beans, Sayyid, Earl Blaize and High Priest riffle through more fresh ideas in the opening six tracks than contempoary hip hop will in as many months. [Oct 2009, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
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    A curiously uninvolving affair. [Jun 2004, p.95]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On first hearing, it's a record to admire rather than love, but its insidious appeal soon gets under your skin. [Sep 2002, p.112]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    22-year old singer and songwriter Dylan Baldi still sounds like an angst-wracked teen. [Jun 2014, p.73]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not as muddy as one might have hoped, then, but this was definitely a revisit worth making. [July 2008, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Accelerate is a simple, pragmatic record built on an uncomfortable truth: sometimes, even the best bands have to retrace their steps, if only to remind themselves what they're really good at.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you live in Florida, it is summertime all the time, which might be why this Palm Beach quartet have developed such a seasonal vibe on their sun-spotted indie-pop debut. [Aug 2010, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The tentative pop entryism evident on albums like 1999's Knock Knock is largely absent here; instead we have his gruff baritone take us through an increasingly uninteresting outlook on love and life. [May 2003, p.108]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cat's Eyes has nice moment's has nice moments, but it makes you realize how much we'll miss Broadcast, who explored similar terrain with more aplomb. [May 2011, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He's let down by the lyrics, which seem, to have been assembled from a collection of fridge magnet soul cliches. [May 2014, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riley has mellowed with age, so the politicking is shot through with humour. [Jun 2006, p.94]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These are good songs, but they're so boldly signposted, you can see them miles away. [May 2011, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lyrically, there's little to cling onto, but it's not inconceivable a song like 'Soldier's Grin' could see them follow labelmates The Shins into indie ubiquity. [Sep 2008, p.115]
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