Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 8,707 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Score distribution:
8707 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A set that ranges from funky to subdued. It's a sparser affair than the Tweedy-produced trio. adding only backing voices to a bass/drum/guitar lineup in which Harper's searching playing provides the principal, sometimes sole counterpoint to Mavis's earthy, heartfelt vocals, their power remarkably intact in her advancing years. [Jun 2019, p.22]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly introspective album. [Jul 2019, p.37]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some moments fee contrived to win headlines [...] it's the stories of grind under dour circumstance, such as "Grow Up" featuring Birmingham MC Jaykae, that shine the brightest. [Jul 2019, p.34]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    "Fight The Good fight" and "A Humming Void An Emptied Place" feel like sorrowful hymns, Manuck's plaintive voice swaddled in electronics, but the album's highlight is "Do The Police Embrace?." poetic polemic that recalls Springsteen in its blend of melancholy and uplift. [Jul 2019, p.33]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a long and winding road that has brought him to the thrilling eclectic destination that is Absolute Zero. [Jul 2019, p.29]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever with Pollard, the energy, conviction and imagination are unnerving. [Jul 2019, p.29]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They are clearly enjoying the ride, and flexing their potential to be Brazil's most exciting musical export since Tropicalia. [Jun 2019, p.36]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His ability to combine ethereal tunes and immersive atmospherics with a hint of MBV remains strong on the likes of "Wildfire" and "howl Around"--but the emotional dynamic has been transformed by the added heft. [Jun 2019, p.30]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In less successful moments, the album idles in a mid-tempo gaze. [Jun 2019, p.30]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's particularly impressive is the way their distinctive approaches combine. [Jul 2019, p.33]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Holy Spring he expands the minimalist palette of his debut Distant Early Warning. [Jun 2019, p.34]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A muted affair whose punctiliousness is sweetly offset by its warm heart. [Jun 2019, p.26]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its most interesting when their minimal electronica is almost unplugged and drumless. [Jun 2019, p.30]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Queasy nostalgia suits Clinic. ... Wheeltappers offers more of the same--but you knew that. [Jun 2019, p.26]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Serves as both a potent primer on the traumas and triumphs of life in a not-so-racial America and an enthralling demonstration of her playful musical sensibility. [Jun 2019, p.37]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite occasional hints of tastefully anodyne sonic wallpaper, most of these painstaking musical haikus have a quietly potent and gently mesmerising beauty. [Jun 2019, p.29]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The relentless mid-tempos at times make this epic 16-track album drag, but on the devastating "Not In Kansas" and the frantic "Where Is Her Head" Berninger once again proves himself rock's most astute and humane chronicler of everyday crises of faith. [Jun 2019, p.32]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enderness is more of a brooding country-soul set, with the emphasis on soul. It's also more abstract. [Jun 2019, p.24]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While "Godmother" confounds with its sci-fi babble, the likes of "Alienation" and "External" suggest that a tune is a tune in any language. [Jun 2019, p.29]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results is an album that's braver, weirder and richer than most of his more sensible and brand-conscious peers could ever manage. [Jun 2019, p.18]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She's at her most persuasive, however, on the delicate waltz of the piano-led "Too Much Of Not Enough," a shimmering showcase for one of the most alluring and arresting female voices at work today. [May 2019, p.27]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Williams, subtly shadowed by Anthony da Costa's harmonies, delivers elegantly inflective performances on these bittersweet. deeply affecting contemplations of love lost and regained. [Jun 2019, p.37]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering a combination of improv and discipline supplemented by anxious guitars and a vocal that often sounded like the recitation of a manifesto. [Jun 2019, p.27]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nodding back to the Stones and The Band, these familiar sounds serve an open-souled gospel vision, rooted in upstate Nee York reality and dreams. [Jun 2019, p.27]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lofgren's voice is crackly, but plays perfectly. [May 2019, p.30]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious, and Giddens is fast becoming the genre's brightest star in the firmament. [Jun 2019, p.33]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an upbeat trip down the boardwalk. [Jun 2019, p.30]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning journey through self-discovery and rebirth, which showcases lyrical storytelling that's vivid in its precision and touching in its emotional resonance. [Jun 2019, p.37]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a mystical bind to UFOF that grips the listener and never lets go. [Jun 2019, p.24]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are exemplary. [Jun 2019, p.26]
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