Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,636 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Complete Studio Recordings
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,636 music reviews
    • 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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    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s more, too much more, to come, but for now, Volume One will do just fine.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An extraordinary achievement. [Album of the Month, Aug 2005, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first record in a long while I've wanted to play again immediately after it's finished. [Album Of The Month, April 2002, p.92]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Waits does nothing predictable here, and the structure of even the most forlorn tear-jerker is ambitious and avant-something-or-other. [Co-Album Of The Month, June 2002, p.106]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative triumph out of Mali's darkest hour. [Mar 2013, p.73]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The official line on In Utero is that it's a raw uncomfortable document of a band in turmoil and a songwriter on the edge. That's partly true, but it's also cathartic, invigorating, full of terrific, scabrous pop songs, and a good laugh to boot. [Nov 2013, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These 11 tracks, recorded at various locations, also confirm he's more than a neo-classical specialist. [Dec 2013, p.68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Z
    [A] triumphant resurrection. [Nov 2005, p.96]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the freshest, most exciting and far-reaching left-field album in years. [Jun 2003, p.102]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Love And Theft was quite unlike any other pop album--apart, that is, from Modern Times, its direct and audacious sequel. [Sep 2006, p.72]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is music whose scope, erudition and vitriol makes everything else in this year of exceptional musical timidity seem puny. [Nov 2003, p.106]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short--a monumental album.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Fed
    Fed is beautifully excessive, ornamented with dazzling soul/pop arrangements. [Sep 2008, p.114]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's hard to believe there will be a better record than Last Exit released this year. [Jul 2004, p.102]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It feels like one of the landmark American albums of the century so far. [Jan 2008, p.86]
    • 89 Metascore
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    [A] breathtaking, virtually flawless album. [Sep 2002, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songwriting of the highest calibre. [Sep 2003, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You don't expect progression from such evident classicists, but there's a new clarity, poise and refinement. [Apr 2004, p.107]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic of modern psychedelia. [Jun 2005, p.113]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like any new city, this album may take some getting used to--there's beauty everywhere, but the streets are far from a neat grid. But as you walk them, Holter's genius as a sonic town planner reveals itself. [Sep 2013, p.96]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both adventurous and accessible, a record in love with the obliterating power of sound. [Apr 2003, p.120]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A singular, rhapsodic triumph. [Apr 2007, p.94]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not for the faint-hearted, Damien Jurado is a habit which won't necessarily bring joy to the listener. But once acquired, you will find it hard to kick. [Apr 2003, p.106]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Almost every tune sounds like a hit. [Dec 2001, p.108]
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