Blood Sport

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 60
    For the most part Bloodsport is carried by a snaking seductive beat and slow-burning, almost sinister melodies that would make Dave Gahan proud.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Once a trip-hop outfit with a female singer, [Sneaker Pimps are] now a mopey synth-pop quartet aimed at everyone's hidden goth teen. [3 May 2002, p.88]
  3. Q Magazine
    40
    Has only occasional flashes of inspiration. [Jan 2002, p.107]
  4. Further success should elude them. That, it seems, is firmly restricted to the past.
  5. Less experimental, less distinctive, and definitely missing the production finesse of Nellee Hooper, Bloodsport suffers musically from a lack of imagination and vocally from Chris Corner's surprisingly post-grunge style of delivery.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    10
    I have no idea why this album gets such a low review score. It's easily the second best album from the band and one of the best of theI have no idea why this album gets such a low review score. It's easily the second best album from the band and one of the best of the generation, compulsory listening. Full Review »
  2. RobbieC
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    I love this record. It's even better than their first two. The beats and sound effects are really interesting, if not entirely original. I love this record. It's even better than their first two. The beats and sound effects are really interesting, if not entirely original. Their used well and the lyrical themes and hooks are awesome. A great dark-pop album. Full Review »
  3. C4
    Mar 21, 2006
    9
    This album should be compulsory listening so everyone can understand what a high 9 rating is equivalent to. This is easily an album that all This album should be compulsory listening so everyone can understand what a high 9 rating is equivalent to. This is easily an album that all other albums can and should be compared against. It is almost flawless in terms of its composition, production, lyrics, depth, and originality. This CD is up there with Portishead's "Dummy", The Beastie Boys "Hello Nasty", and The Fugees "The Score". This is superb music that deserves a far larger audience, but thankfully it remains an underground gem and so can never be held hostage to the demands of a "marketing first" society. Full Review »