Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 6,062 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
6,062 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stevens' strumming often has an unworldly quality that transcends folk archetypes. [Apr 2004, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She twangs the boundaries of taste both lyrically ("Take me on a genocide tour/Take me on a trip to Darfur") and musically. But a knockout's a knockout, however messy the bout.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The expanded set illustrates the inventiveness of their playing and the original template of their sound was a strong one--these were louder protest songs for a louder time. [Feb 2013, p.94]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of hope and humour and beauty, Phantom Power is frequently as deep and mysterious as the title intimates. [Aug 2003, p.100]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically, this is probably the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The chronological sequencing, kicking off with the delightfully sloppy "Gardening At night" from the "Chronic Town" EP, charts a course from indie college jangle to pensive AOR, and tracks fro their latter days on the IRS label sparkle with eloquence and grandeur. [Jan 2012, p.96]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This four-CD box demonstrates Bedhead to be a band incapable of missteps. [Jan 2015, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let England Shake is the sound of someone as maddened as they are enthralled, aglow with anger and passion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely has anyone making such exciting and fashionable music been so unapologetic about being mature, too. [Apr 2007, p.97]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An entirely ravishing aesthetic experience. [Jun 2014, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An endlessly fascinating maze of sound.... This decade's Endtroducing..., possibly. [Jun 2003, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She has fashioned a still eccentric but bracingly focused collection of songs that blend her acrobatic and soulful Afro-jazz vocals with a collage music that defies any attempts at categorization. [May 2011, p.96]
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    • 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
    It is ambitious music, even compared with Big Inner and it also sounds rich with potential. [Feb 2015, p.67]
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    • 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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