Fact Magazine (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 448 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 10 Education, Education, Education & War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 448
448 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not there yet, but Beast Mode is an excellent place to start.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not the moment where he will become a superstar, but it’s a promising beginning to what should be a very long career.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The theme of pining which was thread throughout her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me is still present here, but more pointed and poetic this time around. Each song beams with growth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Honeymoon is by far Del Rey’s most beautifully made and cohesive album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Beauty Behind the Madness is a heftier House of Balloons. Its weight is carried in the access to better production and drugs, and what the album truly accomplishes is proving that The Weeknd has never been wretched.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DS2
    DS2 is a relentless, dud-free hour that adds in most of his recent highlights to complete the story of his last year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thundercat sprung The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam on us unexpectedly, but in its surprise and brevity is the awakening of his voice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At.Long.Last.A$AP is an unfocused, overlong slog of an album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Prurient’s masterpiece.... Frozen Niagara Falls is also one of Prurient’s most accessible works, with Fernow’s arrangements constantly pulling you along.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its subtle nuances reveal themselves with repeated headphone listens, and though it could use a bit of a trim, there’s plenty here to entice the listener to just lay back, lose yourself, and float.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a Chinese whispers record, one that has been passed through enough cultural and aesthetic filters as to make it utterly meaningless.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Calling the album “ambitious” doesn’t capture the order of magnitude with which Lamar has expanded his scope, as he moves from the singular to the plural without ever straying from the personal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    13 Moons holds a broader appeal than some of his more abstract or challenging LPs. That said, there’s nothing particularly straightforward about the album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This honest emotional core is something that Vincent has always put into his music, but rarely has it felt quite so effortless as it does here. It’s the kind of album you could imagine non-house and techno fans getting behind quite easily, and shows that his appeal shouldn’t just be limited to vinyl collectors.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination of pop and EDM is nothing new, but rarely has it felt quite so enjoyable as it does here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s Too Late is a woozy, scattershot thing--Late Night Drake, if you will.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Goldenheart was a monumental but monolithic edifice of an album, Blackheart is a shape-shifting house of mirrors in permanent flux, light where its predecessor was heavy, welcoming instead of forbidding.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    James never really follows it through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Björk’s most fully realised, accessible record in years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Panda Bear’s fourth full-length is a mature album of peace and reckoning, one that weaves ghostly textures, plumbs watery depths, but ultimately happens on something comforting and tranquil.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Pinkprint is ultimately Nicki’s most cohesive project.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its complex web of emotion and sound make for one of the most confounding yet gripping albums made in 2014; while it isn’t without its flaws, it captures the zeitgeist in a way that few other albums have managed this year, and has both revelers and detractors speaking passionately.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Visa, Ripatti has constructed an album evocative of one extremely specific place--and it’s a place which couldn’t have been accessed by anybody but him.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drums are present, but they often function as little more than pensive timekeepers. All the better to frame those tunes – artful, delicate things, rarely saying more or less than they need to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As its title suggests, Quixotism’s narrative arc is obscure, and as such the album contains no real highlights or low points; instead, each part maintains a discrete identity of its own, serving both as groundwork for each subsequent part and the basis for its counterpoint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bestial Burden, remarkably, achieves exactly what it sets out to do: to turn the gory inner mechanics of the body outward, and lay bare its unpredictable capacity for self-destruction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Xen
    Even if his chops as a producer aren’t in question, the writing on Xen is too patchy to fully realise Ghersi’s ambitions. Still, it’s hardly lacking in ideas.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ruins is one of her finest works, full to the brim with emotion in spite of the aching space at its heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an artistic step forward, Les Sins certainly registers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Metal is an exceptional record. It is a stronger, more complete statement even than that seen on The Redeemer, primarily because it lays bare its own contradictions.