Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,830 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 Manafon
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,830 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each song works brilliantly in isolation, making this a treasure trove of Wyatt’s finest work ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where Manu Chao might have smoothed off some of the rough edges during his spell as co-producer, this album positively celebrates those grungier moments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worth catching. [Jun 2007, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Are We There's subtler songs point to a painfully well-honed understanding of what drives and degrades long-term love. [Jun 2014, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fully realised in its ambition, Bon Iver possesses all the austere beauty and understated emotiveness of its predecessor. [Jul 2011, p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of their most startling material has always been found down the back of the sofa, among such relatively unconsidered trifles as "In The Back Of My Mind" and "Angel Come Home." [Oct 2013, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is inventive harkening, not witless revivalism. [Apr 2008, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The seamlessly authentic sound fit his raw and lusty vocalising, and the impressively tailored swagger 'n swing og his band, to a tee. [Mar 2013, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there's nothing as pop as "Windowlicker" here, it's still thrilling to hear him romp deliriously through all manner of styles in the key of Apex for the bulk of these dozen tracks. [Nov 2014, p.71]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remarkable, genre-defying album. [Mar 2012, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's that compassionate vision of song that resonates through Life Is People, as Fay observes the passing of the days with redemption in mind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some stunning inventive improvisation, with pianist Danilo Perez sounding like 10 excited monkeys jumping up and down on the keys. In a good way. [Mar 2013, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the relationship to the original often seems tenuous, there's nothing abstract here: each note wrings something potent and direct from its origin. [Nov 2013, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Ze's hands Tropicalia is still a potent, living artistic force. [Jul 2006, p.118]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one glorious murk. [May 2003, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A riveting debut packed with ideas and invention. [Jul 2003, p.126]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pair's Run The Jewels hits hard but has brains to spare. [Sep 2013, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minimum Maximum is the sound of Kraftwerk shedding all previous skins and staking their claim on the now. [Jul 2005, p.106]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely since the Laurel Canyon heyday of CSNY, Jackson Browne et al, has the confessional mode been quite so unashamedly mined for artistic ore. [Jun 2013, p.68]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rather lovely record...Fully audible at last, Cox's downcast lyrics invest these hazy tunes with gripping poignancy. [Oct 2010, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funky, funny, stately, strange, soulful and sensual, Floreat is a unique and unequivocal triumph. [Oct 2011, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They're diminished by trying to touch too many bases, often lapsing into sub-Oasis stodge. [Oct 2003, p.114]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feels freshly ironic and original. [Apr 2006, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luxury Problems is distinguished by the piercing vocals of Stott's former piano teacher, Alison Skidmore; looped, layered and heavily reverbed, they coil elegantly around Stott's brutalist constructions. [Jan 2013, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The clutch of pre-album demos on LP3 of the boxset reveal how tightly plotted her vignettes were before The Breeders even entered the studio.... The post-Last Splash EPs are manna from heaven for college rock connoisseurs.... The only black mark against LSXX is that the brighter, re-recorded single versions of “Divine Hammer” and “Saints” serve to make the album originals sound a little underpowered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jaar, the son of conceptual artist Alfredo Jaar, can weave a heady spell, presenting himself somewhere between David Byrne and Ricardo Villalobos. [Jun 2011, p.85]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Commissioned by Nike as an exercise mix for iPods, this euphoric, largely electronic set finds Murphy adapting DJ dynamics for the running machine.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What's in here finds the band inventive, unfailingly tuneful, and, rather belying the title, mellowing magnificently with age. [Aug 2009, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's like the best music of the '70s compressed under '80s new wave dynamics. [Feb 2005, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 25-track bonus disc of rarities makes this a feast for Barlow heads. [May 2011, p.94]
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