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 Think Tank
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
5,636 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He concocts a series of dazzling interior epics with just a fingerpicked acoustic guitar and his echo-drenched voice. [Nov 2006, p.101]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unqualified triumph. [Jun 2006, p.122]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A soulful, adventurous, state-of-the-nation classic. [Apr 2013, p.73]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked 1972 in 1972, or liked '1972' in 2003, you'll find yourself swimming with this. [Album of the Month, Mar 2005, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It can take its place alongside Live At Leeds, Rock Of Ages and Wilco's more recent Kicking Television as a live classic. [Nov 2006, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In ditching the band ethic, they've tapped into the finest folk gothic traditions of death, suffering, misery and hardship and fashioned a paradoxically uplifting, transformative record of extraordinary power. [Album of the Month, Jul 2003, p.110]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This... is still very much a Dears record: confused and unfocused, a messy kind of masterpiece. [Sep 2006, p.90]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is digital psychedelia with eyedrop clarity. [Apr 2013, p.71]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Desperation is as refreshing as it is welcome. [Aug 2013, p.73]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coexist is a masterpiece. [Oct 2012, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gone are the stark acoustics of his noughties output, replaced instead by a layered warmth and gorgeous, semi-orchestral settings that make him sound like a spiritual descendant of early '70s Laurel Canyon. [Feb 2014, p.77]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Could very well be the best record of this restlessly self-critical career. [Jul 2006, p.90]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Fuzz is] eight glorious tracks of heavy, frantic and, yes, extremely fuzzy, proto-metal. [Nov 2013, p.71]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Makes you want to chain-smoke while swigging a quart of Jim by the neck and taking agreeable houswives to stud. [Aug 2003, p.110]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible not to love. [Apr 2005, p.110]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Producer Craig Street's customary forte is smoothness but the grittier Muscle Shoals influence he's channeled here is perfectly tailored. [Nov 2012, p.77]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stand-In has everything that made its predecessor special--big voice, expertly crafted tunes, clever backings, a deft mix of stridency and restraint--but is definitely a step up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hubble bubble! From weird sources and high ideals comes a spooky, sensual piece of pop sorcery. And it's bewitching. [Dec 2009, p. 91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another mature masterpiece from America's finest. [Album Of The Month, March 2002, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sun-dappled, idiosyncratic delight, flooded with warmth and vitality, yet weighted by an undefinable sadness. [Aug 2003, p.108]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By far the strongest collection of songs the band have ever assembled. [Nov 2003, p.114]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Brewis brothers may be at odds with the modern world, but in this stunningly realised double album, they've created the ultimate sanctuary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic in scale, World Boogie Is Coming is an extraordinary amalgam of envelope-pushing studio manipulation and DNA-fuelled deep gut grooves. [Dec 2013, p.71]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a vibrant set with a live feel, alternating between rowdy folk-rockers and some of Thompson's most poignant ballads. [Mar 2013, p.77]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Big To-Do, it's pleasing to report, rocks as hard and loud as anything they've previously done. [Apr 2010, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More, and even better, of the same--one of the dead-cert Albums Of The Year. [Album of the Month, Apr 2005, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He's never sounded quite so bitter as he does on Wrecking Ball.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A dozen remarkable tracks. [Feb 2006, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mouth-watering feast of beats and grooves... as welcome as anything he's done. [Apr 2005, p.100]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    II
    The scratchy lo-fi production doubles its mystery, resulting in an album of sensual pleasures and magical power. [Mar 2013, p.77]
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