Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 5,946 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 2.7 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:
5,946 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where in the past he has often impressed rather than engaged us, here there's an emotional warmth that makes it by some distance the best record he's ever made. [Apr 2003, p.110]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They continue to find some clever ways to do a pretty dumb thing. [Jul 2007, p.112]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly a brave move to furnish it with such exotic pieces, but one that pays off beautifully. [Apr 2012, p.81]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saloon's light touch makes a strong impact. Wonderful. [Aug 2003 p.104]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most powerful, literate and just plain individual British debut album since The Streets' Original Pirate Material. [Jul 2006, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dear Heather is Cohen's highest tide yet, his most exquisite marriage of song and poetry and ambiguous grace. [Nov 2004, p.114]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is berserk, this is brilliant, this is now. [Nov 2003, p.107]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The supersized culmination of the Chili Peppers' artistic journey. [Jun 2006, p.102]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deep, warm, fully rounded and with no slack, Prairie Wind is Neil at his best. [Oct 2005, p.101]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are some outstanding songs here, and Jagger turns in a series of performances that are their match, full of much defiant flouncing, strutting bitchiness, preening arrogance, snarling haughtiness and a typically provocative misogyny. [Album of the Month, Oct 2005, p.92]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a tremendously assured album, beautifully paced and full of great rockers. [Apr 2014, p.77]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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