Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 3,484 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Dead Man's Pop [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 10 Wake Up!
Score distribution:
3484 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although a rather formidable theme, NNAMDÏ delivers his most succinct and capital P pop album yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘This Is What I Mean’ is a low-key affair, downbeat and introspective. The tracks are intimate in theme as well as production, and it might just be Stormzy’s cohesive and coherent project to date.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘World Record’ is a thrilling ride through some admittedly familiar pastures. But then, perhaps that simply underlines how potent Neil Young remains, and the increasing resonance of his eco-politics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An easy record to enjoy, but a difficult one to fully evaluate, it presents an artist pursuing vital sense of personal and aesthetic freedom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TM
    ‘TM’ feels like a classic BROCKHAMPTON record. Immaculate production, genre shapeshifting, and some of the cleanest verses from the group in quite some time. There’s no filler on the record either – just eleven tracks of pure BH instant classics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ‘The Family’ is the perfect BROCKHAMPTON album. It has a flawless balance on energy fuelled moments with more melancholic ones, and the departure in sound from previous efforts makes for a compelling full listen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album that grows in grandeur with each listen, layers unravelling with every replay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastically consistent, perpetually illuminating full-length, it shows Nas to retain a hunger, and sheer fire that so many of his peers have lost. Recalling former glories while remaining fixed on the future, ‘The King’s Disease III’ underlines the rapper’s current creative streak.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If anything, however, new album ‘Faith In The Future’ is simply too nice. The songwriting is sturdy and well-formed, leaning on his indie roots – you can hear ghosts of the Gallaghers, whispers of Chris Martin – without ever truly channelling something dangerous, or edgy. ... It just doesn’t raise the pulse, or quicken the blood-flow in a way you might long for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brave and open experience, it stands as one of Gold Panda’s most riveting statements, amplifying his technical virtuosity while also honing in on the glorious melodic jewels that allow his work to linger so strongly in the imagination.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From start to finish, Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn have created a truly refreshing body of work, a seamless experience. ‘Pigments’ encourages one to reach outside of their comfort zone, to listen more closely, more openly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun record, but also one with real depth, ‘Alpha Zulu’ becomes an apt testament to the group’s continuing vitality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most engrossing UK electronic albums to land in 2022.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, ‘Only The Strong Survive’ exemplifies Springsteen’s unfaltering commitment to top-notch musicianship and production.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘Loud Without Noise’ is brave in its honest lyricism and empowering in its sound while still paying homage to the angst-fuelled, punk spirit that first grew them a following. It is a nostalgic mixtape that will make you shed your inhibitions, let go of those social anxieties and, at least for the 20 minute duration, feel a complete freedom that you may not have ever felt.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From understated bedroom pop to innovative troubadour, Skinner’s new record is truly a gift.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lashed with swathes of distant bittersweet nostalgia, the record dabbles with elements of funk, electronic, indie and pop to form beautiful airy vocals and infectious guitar melodies, punctuated by rolling drums, through to delicate folk tracks which demonstrate the breath of Constance’s lyrical prowess.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘Cometa’ is Hakim’s strongest, and most personal, album to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Big Joanie makes their own home on the record, and in the process, their own mark on contemporary rock. In a nutshell: Big Joanie is a band that deserves your attention.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This new album, then, is the perfect piece of fan service. It’s Aubrey on the mic, 21 Savage in full flow. The roll out – which pirated a Tiny Desk session and copied a Vogue cover – was pitch perfect, two artists subverting the expectations placed on them...It’s a shame, then, that ‘Her Loss’ often feels entirely predictable. The foes that punctuate their bars are well-worn – less talented adversaries trying to gain clout; love interests who leech on their wealth and prestige – and while it’s nice to hear Drake unleashed, at times 21 Savage can feel like a passenger.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fletcher’s most revealing and revelatory body of work to date. The candid storytelling of loss and trauma, the pain of personal growth, and the power of true self-acceptance opens up to serving soft pop-punk brilliancy in an exhilarating yet hypnotising project.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ezra Collective have once again released an album that is hard to fault.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst other songs such as ‘Turning Onto You’ don’t particularly inspire and feel somewhat under-produced, the album remains pensive, zesty and delicately crafted. This is truly an album to draw comfort from throughout winter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, ‘Makes Me Sick, Makes Me Smile’ is beautiful, explosive, and honest – and a stunning debut for Pretty Sick.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ‘Actual Life 3’ confidently guides us into an exciting future for UK club culture and encourages us to never forget what we nearly lost.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Continually criss-crossing over itself, ‘I GOT ISSUES’ remains terrifically entertaining. ... Perhaps uneven, the record’s 14 track span provides room for growth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rich, warm and deeply immersive, ‘Datura’ is brooding proof of a band refined.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With most of the numbers coming at you like a Doc Marten to the face, a change in tempo is appreciated on the appropriately named ‘Slow Burn,’ a wonky gothic riff adding some atmosphere before the inevitable loud chorus.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truth is that in matters of injustice, anger is one of our most powerful tools and with it ‘Hugo’ showcases an essential part of the depth and criticality Loyle Carner possesses as an artist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a punchy record sure to spark some vital debates, as well as having a solid slew of crowd-pleasers.