Uncut's Scores

  • Music
For 8,508 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:
8508 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
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    Rough-hewn thrills abound. [Jan 2019, p.21]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Painted Image is as stylistically omnivorous as it is emotionally acute. [Feb 2019, p.24]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Classical-inflected electronica, with nary a chrome-plated breakbeat in sight. [Feb 2019, p.34]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Fool, his focus is as much on method as material. [Feb 2019, p.27]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's good to hear him finally write and record with a proper band. About The Light is at its best when it takes advantage of this new freedom. [Feb 2019, p.29]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's less punky and psychedelic than anything they've done before, sounding more like a piece of self-conscious, well-crafted Americana by, say Richard Hawley or Alex Turner. [Feb 2019, p.30]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Love Hates lacks some of the naive charm of their debut and a couple of attempts at Garbage-style industrial pop set the album off on the wrong foot. But the all-or-nothing passion that courses through "The Breath Of Light" and "For The Wild" is quite something. [Feb 2019, p.29]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BAG's core values remain intact, but it's an exhilarating advance. [Feb 2019, p.24]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is no desperate grab at nostalgia, then, rather a chronicle of important personal moments reexamined through the lens of time. [Feb 2019, p.30]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album is perhaps a little lacking in knockout tracks but instead highlights Bear's clear talent as a producer with a craft for melody and rhythm. [Feb 2019, p.37]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's understated excellence at best, perhaps a little inoffensive at worse, and entirely a continuation of the aesthetic the Brooklyn-based guitarist has honed for the last two years. [Feb 2019, p.27]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most consistently enthralling album thus far. [Feb 2019, p.36]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Violence, guilt, betrayal and despair assail singer-lyricist James Graham's protagonists, while Andy MacFarlane marshals something miasmic, sometimes glistening synth glides and doleful guitars, suggesting Johnny Marr's wilder Smiths experiments. [Feb 2019, p.37]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the music at times fails to convey the particularities of her lyrics on the trip-hoppy "Memorial Day," Van Etten remains an insightful chronicler of small moments that produce overwhelming emotions. [Feb 2019, p.37]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall there's a warmth lacking on last year's lo-fi Swim Inside The Moon. ... Elsewhere, echoes of Bon Iver and label boss Sufjan Stevens suffuse "All Your Life," his rejection of suicide, while "Time's" whistled melody confirms his latent optimism. [Feb 2019, p.26]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [The union] is clearly well-judged. [Feb 2019, p.37]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boone's soulful presence in the Delines brings a different slant to Vlautin's characters, her voice transmitting something more hopeful and tender. [Feb 2019, p.26]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delightful for a dark night in. [Jan 2019, p.27]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of Deerhunter's prettiest songs to date. [Feb 2019, p.13]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two decades on, the luxuriantly layered soft-rock production still sounds roomy and glossy, albeit a little ponderous in places. ... Expanded and enhanced. [Feb 2019, p.46]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Veers dangerously close to tastefully understated ethno-trance wallpaper on chiming, drowsy throbbers like "Zemlya." But thankfully Edwards is too smart to be seduced by the shallow allure of pointless beauty. [Feb 2019, p.32]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pygmy in the grown-up pop world, maybe, but in his own tiny corner of the cosmos, a giant. [Feb 2019, p.30]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throne might be her boldest and most intimate statement yet. [Feb 2019, p.29]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall effect is immersive, wallowing, sad but often beautiful. [Feb 2019, p.27]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nova's smoky, sullen vocals sometimes sound a little stilted, but she surpasses herself on "You Wanna See My Teeth," a cinematic mini-symphony inspired by the killing of Trayvon Martin, which moves through nervy electro and anguished rock to screaming rage. [Feb 2019, p.30]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange, untethered creation. ... But when Romano Keeps it simple, he's terrific. [Feb 2019, p.32]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Uneven but mostly engaging third solo album. [Feb 2019, p.30]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A festive 10 tracks. [Feb 2019, p.29]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An understated debut of mature sophistication. [Feb 2019, p.27]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Multidimensional. ... This rotating playlist of styles and sincerity will rankle with some--it's very earnest about addiction, love and our internet selves--but rather that than banal conformity. [Feb 2019, p.23]
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