Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,671 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 Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,671 music reviews
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    Confirms Doves as the country's most innovative rock group. [Mar 2005, p.94]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes his lush, orchestrated pop to staggering new heights. [Nov 2003, p.124]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly [his] best album. [Jun 2007, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His most towering achievement to date. [Aug 2003, p.114]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hailing from the wrong coast, the Charleston, South Carolina-based Explorers Club have done the near-impossible, turning an obsession with everything Beach Boys into an utterly beguiling pop album. [June 2008, p.88
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ellis' purist, even traditionalist, voice is the perfect vessel for his sanguine portraits of ordinary people, battered and bruised but never without hope. [Mar 2014, p.72]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best childhood summer holiday you ever had, condensed into 45 minutes of delicately arranged, beautifully performed, big, bright, cheery music. [Jul 2003, p.118]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X&Y
    Make no mistake, X&Y is an exceptional pop record. [Jul 2005, p.98]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I doubt there'll be many better albums released this year. [Jun 2003, p.98]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an impressively strong set of songs, diverse in both lyrical themes and musical styles, and delivered with a confident range of drama and empathy by a "heritage" act resolutely refusing to rest on his laurels. [Oct 2013, p.66]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The second brilliant Scissor Sisters longplayer and the greatest album John/Taupin never made. [Oct 2006, p.96]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the pop album of 2003 which everyone else will have to beat. [Jul 2003, p.124]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album's undisputed highlights are "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" and "Genius." [Album of the Month, July 2002, p.100]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Under The Blacklight is by far and away the most accessible album that Rilo Kiley have ever made.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that feels joyously cathartic as well as musically stunning. [May 2014, p.76]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes may be elegiac, but it's as spirited as it is poignant. [Jun 2012, p.70]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is surprisingly, refreshingly, "modern" music. [Mar 2002, p.104]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unusual taste that's well worth acquiring. [Dec 2013, p.66]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kings of Leon zeroed in on their gifts for visceral rock grooves and soaring hooks--lifting standout tracks on their sixth album to a Springsteen-like level of gritty grandeur. [Oct 2013, p.70]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all the percolating energy the album delivers, its three most memorable songs are ballads.
    • 69 Metascore
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    Nope, this is not easy listening, yet he's never made a more beautiful album. [Jan 2006, p.108]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's uncommon immediacy to Crazy Horse-style bashers like "Knock Knock" and "How To Live," as well as big-sky ballads like "Long Vows." [Oct 2012, p.73]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another Spiritualized album. Another great Spiritualized album. [Oct 2003, p.120]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Majestic, life-affirming and touched by magic. [Nov 2004, p.102]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fly Or Die has more in common with 10cc and XTC than it does Common.... Prog-pop album of the year. [Jun 2004, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Street entirely avoids DIA’s flinty spectrality and staticky crackle and turns a bright light on the smart, compact and relentlessly exciting arrangements he’s here coaxed from the band.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A world away from their ladrock roots, you might say.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So wild and stripped-down it makes The White Stripes sound like Yes. [Jan 2004, p.102]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a sombre edge to almost all these songs, even when the Hammond organ is wailing and the backbeat is a mile wide.... Morello's presence is crucial to the tone of the album. [Feb 2014, p.65]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Restlessly inventive, Hot Chip also manage what many bedroom eclectics don't: crafting a genuinely organic, proper album, and the relaxed enthusiasm that drives this debut is absurdly infectious. [Jun 2004, p.94]
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