Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 2,905 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Exile On Main Street [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 10 Wake Up!
Score distribution:
2905 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘Invisible Cities’ is a beguiling album that is as rich as it’s subject matter. A Winged Victory For The Sullen designed 13 piece of music that are architecturally sound but tap in directly, and build from, their enchanting debut album.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn’t just a Greatest Hits set, oh no, throughout Young and Crazy Horse throw out hidden gems and deep cuts. ... Again, though, we return to the question “If Neil had this and ‘Homegrown’ in the vault, what else is there?”
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Constructed amid the dystopia of 2020, ‘CARNAGE’ instead stands as something unique, the sound of two vastly experienced musicians removing themselves from expectations, and constructing something both beautiful and visceral, tender and blood-thirsty, wholly terrifying and completely absorbing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soaring vocals and clean-cut production allow for an easy listen where listeners can grasp the feelings of the collective. This new release was needed, not just for the fans who have been dying to hear new music, but needed for the music community in general. The current climate is dark, moody, uncertain with the pandemic in mind, but this new album brings joy and happiness in a time where it is needed most.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their sound hasn’t evolved but simply bettered itself, and as per usual, finds its way around an extensive (and slightly absurd) range of instruments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On her third album, the view has swung from microcosm to breathtaking panorama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now, they’ve unveiled their eighth collection of poetically punky musical works which carries their fresh momentum to expansive heights.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst this LP doesn’t break any new grounds or shatter any glass ceilings, it does bring is a beautiful blend of house, electro-pop and funk, culminating to astoundingly enjoyable heights and sparkly moments that would make even the biggest metal-music-elitist bright-eyed and giddy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While human suffering or pain isn’t joyous, the special craft of nothing,nowhere. most certainly is, and ‘Trauma Factory’ is a splendid occasion for celebration.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His strongest album to date, and one of grime’s true classics – even if there is a not-very-good Ed Sheeran feature slapped in the middle of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ‘As The Love Continues’ is Mogwai at their best, and is possibly their most consistent record since 2006's ‘Mr Beast’. Their mums should be proud.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Avoiding easy cliches that exist in this universal experience, Claud brings humour and light to what could have easily been a reproduction of any Adele album.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This latest 4-CD/5-LP boxset is a treasure trove for both hardcore fans and music buffs in general. The first thing your hard-earned money gets you is a beautifully crisp 2021 remaster of the original album, every solo, and cymbal crash, never sounding so unspoiled. Being a deluxe album set, you've naturally got the kind of material that only a lunatic would revisit regularly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Emerging from a phase of growing pains and fitting perfectly into the mould of an awe- inspiring frontwoman, Baron-Gracie lays bare everything from depression and darkness to clarity and optimism with her mature songwriting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Often lifted by angular, bug-eyed guitars, Mush can’t help but approach matters with considerable levity. Hyndman revels in the irony of American patriotism being the product of KGB-controlled algorithms on ‘Bots!’. His cutting and sarcastic remarks are telling of one nation’s innate habit of being easily led.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While ‘Glowing In The Dark’ isn’t their strongest album to date is it their most accomplished. The wonky fun of their debut has been replaced with slick productions and the songs just sound amazing for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a multi-faceted and mature second album from an artist that a lot of people wrongly assumed could only work in one narrow lane.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In 'FLOWERS for VASES / descansos' Williams belts the stapled vocal range she’s praised for in notable tracks, ‘All I Wanted,’ ‘Feeling Sorry,’ and ‘Ain’t It Fun,’ and completes it with comforting acoustics, simplistic key work and alluring songwriting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With titles like ‘Carpathian Darkness’ and ‘Weeping Ghost,’ this latest set is a must-listen for both fans of ‘The Fog’ and those who love their instrumental music dripping with malice and danger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Succinct and ultra-tight, ‘I Told You So’ clocks in at nine tracks, yet its breathless manouevres move from post-bop phrasing through to 80s stadium pop, somehow tying them all together with the effectiveness of their mission. A record that gets under your skin, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio are well worth tracking down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, ‘Introducing...’ thrives because of how natural it feels – a record as authentic as the dust on Dan Auerbach’s control booth, it places Aaron Frazer as a golden-voiced embodiment of this modern soul age.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Allen’s years of fighting insomnia, he appears to come to some form of conclusion during ‘In Praise Of Shadows’, one which we get a sneaking insight to – magnifying the introspective world of Puma Blue and this dreamy debut album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These thirteen tracks, detailing joys and sorrows, love and loss, indicate that The Staves are as vital as ever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The blistering debut is a collection of delightfully pungent tracks, delivered in all their unashamed, reckless glory.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the high energy psychedelic haze that metamorphosises around anything this band touch, their exploration of complexities forever surprise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Ignorance' is a well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work that dances seamlessly through the caverns of dark and light, a perfect offering to hold onto with hope.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The act of combining musical stylings that range from African tribal beats through to Talking Heads inspired synth pop, with lyrics that seek to overcome a divisive social culture is an intention nothing short of universal. It’s just in the execution where he falls short, leaving little to the imagination of the listeners on an album that strikes a rather predictable tone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A product of its time, it will unsettle and confuse you, and there are even moments that feel poignant. That is why they will be remembered as an important band, and this album a significant milestone in modern guitar music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s definitely too short, but it’s worth every penny, ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ is a work of innovation and instinct.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Celebratory to the bone, the tenth Foo Fighters recording adventure is a bit like finding yourself on the best rollercoaster ride in town on a hot summer day, joyously terrifying in places, it ends well. Quite frankly, at this point in time, there is a strong need to connect with moments of such enjoyable intensity.