Blood Sport

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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  1. Joris
    Apr 2, 2005
    10
    This is one of my favourite cd's ever and the best Sneaker Pimps have done in my opinion. An overall of 47 is just ABSURD, c'mon people! Chris' heavenly vocals, the composition... The adultlyrics aren't their strongest; yet every track is exciting and wonderful. Makes you shiver, make you cry, this band is amazing. Listen to Think Harder, Bloodsport, Lorretta Young This is one of my favourite cd's ever and the best Sneaker Pimps have done in my opinion. An overall of 47 is just ABSURD, c'mon people! Chris' heavenly vocals, the composition... The adultlyrics aren't their strongest; yet every track is exciting and wonderful. Makes you shiver, make you cry, this band is amazing. Listen to Think Harder, Bloodsport, Lorretta Young Silks, The Fuel, Grazes or the catchy Kiro Tv and judge yourself. This are the same biased reviewers that hype LCD Soundsystem, find the new Trail of Dead unispired and don't give a new Stereophonics album a chance. A 10, really, for every great song here! Expand
  2. Kate
    May 20, 2004
    10
    Anyone who can call this a disapointment needs to look closer. The composition of the tracks, Chris' strained indie-esque vocals and a hard back beat make this album stunning. Well, for me anyway.
  3. DecepticonPom
    Jan 11, 2005
    9
    Supremely refined pop. Loretta Young Silks is another belter for the angst-pop generation.
  4. JulieK
    Sep 7, 2005
    10
    The Sneaker Pimps are just the most interesting band to me today. Corner's voice is sublime, it can make you feel a large panel of emotions. And this album is just their best (with Splinter). Excellent !
  5. 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. Their used well and the lyrical themes and hooks are awesome. A great dark-pop album.
  6. IgorC.
    Sep 12, 2002
    9
    Chris Corner is really charismatic singer and their live show is unforgetable. the new album is not dissapointment for me.
  7. ZilvinasN
    Jun 9, 2003
    10
    excelent!
  8. ZM
    Oct 23, 2004
    10
    A really well-executed album; great beats and melodies and Chris' voice makes one wonder why they ever bothered hiring another singer in the first place.
  9. 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 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 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. Expand
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. Vibe
    30
    Sounds like a watered-down Pearl Jam spiked with a drum machine and a couple of extra synths. [Feb 2002, p.123]
  2. Launch.com
    70
    Save for a few heavy-handed tracks, such as the lame religion-as-porn clunker "Blue Movie" and the drag of "Loreta Young Silks," the disc offers a satisfyingly rich aural texture.
  3. Q Magazine
    40
    Has only occasional flashes of inspiration. [Jan 2002, p.107]