Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 939 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% 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 American Ride
Lowest review score: 20 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 939
939 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tunes that are both brainy and catchy, full of life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The record is a stellar collection of power pop rock songs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those a bit put off by the overt club friendliness of The Field but intrigued by Willner's affinity for glitch, Loops is definitely your conduit into the abstract nature of this BPM bard's state of mind.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flumina is an arresting and beautiful work as deep and open as the body of water that graces its cover art.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 14 tracks here rank among some of the best Bird's ever done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Interspersed in between the renditions throughout the course of Accelerando... are five outstanding Iyer-penned performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ode
    A most welcome return.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Women & Work finds the Memphis band at complete ease with their mix of '70s outlaw country and plenty of punk rock attitude and swagger, making it easily the most consistently solid release in their already enviable cannon of music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The textures of this material will transport its listener in ways that few albums of its ilk have achieved in recent memory, implementing the hallowed harmonies embedded in the Sunday mornings of Coldwell's Catholic upbringing to a new level of impassioned cohesion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Isidore doesn't really feel like a "side" anything. It's a main event.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Pearl Sessions with newly found studio outtakes, live performances and chatter rarities, the tumult of its original 1971 (three months after her passing) comes through loud and clear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cancer4Cure is very much a window shattering Brooklyn rap record in every sense... [Meline is] busting loose some of the sharpest darts of his life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slippery, shimmery, beautiful songs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily absorbing subcurrents from Bollywood and bhangra ("Deeper Water") to fear-of-nature horror film soundtracks ("Out of the Woods"), This is PiL never wanders far from that fierce bass and pulsing percussion at its core.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Never before has there been a band that has brought all those elements [Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Dream Syndicate] together in a manner so crafted and explosive as these kids do with their fevered compound of ragged rock and summertime roll.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Falling Off the Sky is a fresh start for the band that many of us thought should have dominated the 1980s. Clearly, they still have the chops to dominate the 2010's.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [The Cherry Thing] serves as a reminder that Neneh Cherry is a certifiable musical treasure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A treasure chest of riches that provides considerable new perspective on the band's processes and progress through the years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Segall pushes things towards 11.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a sadness, a backwards-looking air to Tarnished Gold that's new. Once the Sparks' hallucinatory trippery signaled youth's endless possibilities. Now their songs, even the new ones, are filtered through a golden, dust-moted, late afternoon light.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This current incarnation of Swans swim across the salty sea of the group's three-decade strong catalog, executing a balance of grind and grace that casts a new light on old classics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best records of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The finished product is a beautifully fluid fusion of dub, jazz and micro-house zone-outs that continues to exemplify Oswald's two-decade strong aptitude as one of the great masters of repetitive groove theory.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is another excellent Chris Smither album, reason enough for celebration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Researching the Blues is a goddamn gem, crackling with energy, that totally celebrates the pure bliss and joy that rock 'n' roll can, and should be. In short, it's everything that you were hoping it would be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jamal continues to spin gold from the bench of his baby grand with Blue Moon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Live at Billy Bob's Texas is proof enough that he's still living up to his rep as one of the original Outlaws of Country, sitting firmly beside Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Tracer is a lovely, melodious, engaging work of electronic music that will play just as well in the bedroom as it will on the dance floor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were many musical spirits in the room when White and his Spacebomb band went to recording the seven farmhouse-soul spirituals found on Big Inner, but what ultimately renders this record truly special is the band's ability to synthesize all these elements into something that is uniquely their own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silver Age is another peak in a career full of them, and it's due to the quality of the material Mould uses to construct the suit, rather than the classic cut of the design.