Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,025 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 The Warner Bros. Years [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 20 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 1025
1,025 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She long ago proved herself worthy of the family legacy, but Carter Girl would be a highlight of her substantial discography regardless of familial stamp.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Tarpaper Sky, he can clearly claim one of the finest albums of a sterling 40-year career.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely do mistakes of one’s youth sound so beautiful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not flawless, but damn it’s still a fine effort from beginning to end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the songs here are better than others (even with more than four decades of hanging out with everyone from Willie Nelson to Keith Richards, there is only so much cred you can breathe into a Paul Anka song), but there is hardly any track here that hasn’t earned the right to stay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A free-form lyrical approach leads Vangaalen into phantasmically beautiful byways, with both the music and the words floating up and away.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His vocals are delivered with such breezy casualness, you almost miss the poetry in the words. Pair that with the brilliant musicianship and it’s simply confounding that Bare and his band aren’t as big as groups like Arcade Fire and My Morning Jacket at this point.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this isn’t an earth shattering album, it is a solid one which serves as a reminder of what a talent she can be when she decides to get in touch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lack of predictability appears to guide Finn’s pursuits, making for a white knuckled ride all the way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Establishing her forceful new identity from the start, Goodman makes music with an infectious enthusiasm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Easy Pain, the trio go full fang on this fourth LP, harkening back to the most extreme aspects of Louisville loudness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Syd Arthur avoids any whiff of trendiness and just gets down to the business of writing and performing timeless music on its second record Sound Mirror.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meteorites is a clarion call to all of their followers, from the Flaming Lips to Interpol, that Echo & The Bunnymen have finally come back to reclaim their rightful place back in front of the spotlight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sunbathing Animal offers up lucky-13 tracks and nary a stale song.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is an album that’s unfailingly engaging, and, unsurprisingly, wholly exceptional at that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Modern Creation may not their best collections of songs--that honor is still held by 2012’s Enjoy the Company--but there’s still some damn fine tunes to be found here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These 12 songs can work individually or as a whole, depending on your mood and in the end they’ve done it again, one of 2014′s best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album’s arrangements and standout musicianship--including pedal-steel and slide guitarist Greg Leisz and Henry’s son Levon on clarinet--is a reminder that Henry’s extraordinary production work is second to none.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an essential CD for both the serious and casual fan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chock full of affirmation and illumination, Bright Side of Down is just the perfect pick-me-up for these frequently turbulent times.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result of the collaboration is a gorgeous set of songs set in late-night bars after work, as denizens tell their stories with the appropriate tenor of resignation and hope.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Weird Little Birthday is one of those albums that sounds like nothing much the first couple times you hear it, before you begin to lock onto the war between musical ease and lyrical dislocation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like most prolific artists, Willie can be hit or miss with his offerings. This latest one lands the target dead on.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lion is certainly king of its own dark and sublime, concrete industrial jungle. It roars strong and, at times, purrs in all the right places.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Alvins don’t tamper with Broonzy’s basic template, and truth be told, their feisty renditions of “All By Myself,” “Key to the Highway,” “Big Bill Blues” and practically every other song on this set sound as if they’re of a vintage variety.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apparently Cartwright exorcised his punk rock demons with Desperation, as Shattered is the band’s most accessible record yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here, together again, they pick up more or less where they left off, slipping subdued hooks into strummy reveries and spiking easy breezy tunes with jarring, occasional violent lyrics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Provider was Webb reveling moment-to-moment in a new life, Free Will comes to terms with the fact that the more you live, the less you know.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not carry quite the swagger of Sweet Apple’s first album, but The Golden Age of Glitter still proves to be shiny indeed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Muffs fans, then, are the ultimate winners here, as it sounds like Shattuck & Co. are having the collective time of their life.