Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,000 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Blur the Line
Lowest review score: 20 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 1000
1,000 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s an uncommon depth here that hasn’t been evidenced on Williams records in ages, both in the sonics (an immaculately crafted blend of intimate and widescreen) and the lyrics, which at times are deeply confessional and others downright defiant as the songwriter stares down her demons, the vicissitudes of relationships and the rampant idiocy of the outside world.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first sketches of songs that would later buttress both Dylan and the Band’s songbook--“Tears of Rage,” “Nothing Was Delivered,” “I Shall Be Released,” You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” “Quinn the Eskimo,” “Million Dollar Bash,” “Lo and Behold!” and the like--offer a treasure trove of revelation, making the anticipation for acquisition well worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Akin to For Emma, Bon Iver breaks the listener's heart. And to experience an album (an oft-dreaded sophomore album, no less) that evokes such deep emotion is a welcomed pain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As always, the pair wrap their strings and larynxes 'round each other like the intimate companions they are, aided by production so warm and inviting it's like sitting in the room with them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it has been out in their native land since January and only recently been made available in this country through tiny New York-based What's Your Rupture?, this 12-track typhoon is exactly the kick in the ass our sorry punk community needs in the wake of Jay Reatard's untimely death.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a flavorful fusion as unique as the Yugoslavian Spomenik that graces the cover of his eponymous full-length debut on Fat Possum - and one that stands apart from the seemingly endless barrage of home-recorded acts who have posted their wares on Blogger, Bandcamp and Tumblr these days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply said, this Little Bird soars.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, the two-CD incarnation of Life's Rich Pageant makes a case for the album taking its rightful place alongside such obvious classics as Murmur and Out of Time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Icky Mettle rocks. Hard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again, The War on Drugs have crafted an album of the year, built not upon flash or novelty, but a new take on traditional rock and roll that is always pushing forward.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps for the first time ever on a Chili Peppers record, it is Flea who takes the reigns as the lead instrument here, going Jaco all over this mofo so to speak, which ultimately proves to be this album's saving grace.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outside Society serves as an excellent primer for the young person looking to delve into the genius of Patti Smith for the first time as well as an essential addition to the record shelf of any seasoned fan well versed in the catalog of this high priestess of rock 'n' roll.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Thundercat has created with The Golden Age of Apocalypse is the sonic equivalent to a power-packed issue of Wax Poetics, bringing together several disparate elements of one nation under a groove to build a challenging and soulful playground for his indelible skills on the bass.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Wonder/Wander Koone transcends such dippy, blog-generated catch-phrasing, displaying a sense of genuine dominion within the art of experimental laptop pop.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch/Perro Verde) ranks not only among his very best releases, but among the best socio-political albums ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Witching Hour was the finest apple the band ever produced, this is their finest orange. But as a whole, it probably is their best and most well-rounded record.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Whole Love should make long-running Wilco-ites ecstatic since this is the best and most adventurous set of Wilco songs in nearly a decade.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sweetheart of the Sun is something special, easily the second best album of their career.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worden does "brave the war" and becomes quite the victor on All Things Will Unwind, the third studio release and a wowing conclusion to the trifecta of work she has produced since 2006.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That's the modesty and humility typically missing in all those acclaimed geniuses. But it's precisely what allows Henry access to the truths that make his songs unforgettable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Co-written and produced by his missus Kathleen Brennan, Waits' songs--Bad as Me included--find their center immediately and stick like a record's skip.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every bit as riveting as the groundbreaking music is the ever-present studio chatter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a dose of the otherworldly in these evocative tracks, but laced, in all but a few cases, with recognizable bits of ordinary life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This scorching set of amplified electro-acoustic spiritualism between the pair and the mighty Mats is an effective snapshot of the potential for what could have been.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another exquisite solo performance entitled Rio.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Good News is an immediately infectious work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wussy reaches for transcendence and finds it. You wish it would go on forever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is fun music, gut music, music you can freak out to or just nod your head, depending on your mood.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This collection should be as essential to your listening rotation as your favorite album from any of the bands who continually drank from the unique brand of introspective intensity pioneered by these unsung heroes of indie rock's mean season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Given this combination of tangled travails and expressive voices, it's hard to imagine any way these songs might be better served.