Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 9,272 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Love Is Overtaking Me
Lowest review score: 10 Let Me Introduce My Friends
Score distribution:
9272 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Nashville-based songwriter's toughness and tenacity soars through her brand of showstopper 1970s country. [Jul 2020, p.39]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A lachrymose collection of Elvis Costello-rootsy, mid-Atlantic songs expertly constructed but running rather low on stardust. [Jul 2020, p.36]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Gallic tendency to prettify everything into anodyne melodic gloop occasionally jars. [Jun 2020, p.38]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clear-eyed, warm and stylish. [Jul 2020, p.20]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a wild ride and brilliantly sequenced. [Jul 2020, p.30]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As irresistibly loopy and buoyantly Beefheartian as anything in Deerhoof's formidable back catalogue. [Jul 2020, p.29]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a disaster = almost a triumph. [Jul 2020, p.39]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Weird and sporadically wonderful. [Jul 2020, p.39]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Layered vocal effects and unexpected rhythms on tracks like "Messenger" and "Loud" reward repeated listens, while the pounding, jagged drums of "Caged Sleep" and blissed-out fuzz-pop of "Wheel" offer immediate satisfaction. [Jul 2020, p.39]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is park reckoning and part explosive joy, as the band lean further into the hip-hop side of their influences. [Jul 2020, p.36]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smith habitually flows everything together, creating glowing and serene canvases of sound with her own gentle and expressive voice hymning at the centre. [Jul 2020, p.34]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These delectable hookfests metaphorically parallel Hadreas's move from the gloom of his Seattle hometown to his new base in sunswept L.A. [Jul 2020, p.33]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While her low-slung, downtempo default doesn't always hit the mark, though, she dissects every lyrical twist of hope and disgust on a fine version of Neil Yong's "On The Beach." [Jul 2020, p.30]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The top line melodies don't always cut that deep, but with such intriguing decoration, we're still enchanted. [Jul 2020, p.29]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His workmanship persists. Forever on the skids, but still upright. [Jul 2020, p.27]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters is mostly the soundtrack of liberation, not recrimination, with Apple's piano keys, battering on the walls and barking dogs as its percussive, beating heart. [Jul 2020, p.27]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's unwieldy, cheesy, overlong, confusing and, just occasionally, inspired. [Jul 2020, p.25]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Untamed talent still. [Jun 2020, p.37]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strange To Explain might be about dreaming and escape but it's also about their limitations, our need for hoke and the importance of other people. [Jun 2020, p.31]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all that Ghosts Of West Virginia is a serious work contemplating a serious subject, there are moments where Earle sounds like he's having more fun than any time since The Mountain. [Jun 2020, p.32]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comes awfully close to the masterwork he so clearly gunning to make. [Jun 2020, p.38]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A typically assured piece of work. [Jun 2020, p.30]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Filled to the brim with usual abundance of trademark lyrical zingers, tenacious earworm melodies and stylistic zigzags. [Jun 2020, p.26]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first the music seems hermetically sealed; only with repeated listens - and an emphatic twist of the knob - do the subtle splendours burst out of the aural chrysalis containing them and take flight. [Jun 2020, p.34]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The woozy, lovely songs on their third album now have an unexpected urgency. [Jun 2020, p.34]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the more rhythmic nature of tracks like "Oblivion Theme" prevent the album from dissolving into ambient haze, the deep bass rumbles and rich textures provide plenty of pillowy comforts for other weary listeners. [Jun 2020, p.30]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The instrumental interludes full of hypnotic loops and Mellotrons are intriguing enough, but the meat lies in the lushly layered art-pop songs. [Jun 2020, p.30]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the dark intensity leans close to self-parody at times, there are enough musical surprises to bring some light to Lanegan's darkness. [Jun 2020, p.33]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's his best yet. [Jun 2020, p.38]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No shortage of flamboyant tunes. [Jun 2020, p.27]
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