Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 995 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 Workbook 25 [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 20 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 995
995 music reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is nary a pair of finer testaments to the purity of the original SP sound than the group's first two albums, both of which have been beautifully remastered and generously expanded [here].
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    El Camino offers, like they say in Spinal Tap, something none more black, lean mean T-Rex-ish blues party pop (because the melodies are audaciously and apologetically catchy) that spirals nearly out of control yet is reigned in (really?!?) by producer Danger Mouse at his most spare and frame making.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With U feels fresh, new and mysterious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sit back, dig The Cambodian Space Project, and be prepared to be impressed. Very impressed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of hardcore punk songwriting and a pop tunesmith's sense of melody and composition gives the latest venture for this DC scene giant an appeal entirely unique to its branch on the family tree.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hazed Dream is the perfect place for you to tune in and turn on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Count Yer Lucky Stars is sure to be high on the critics' picks again and finally garnering the band the limelight they so richly deserve.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's Go Eat The Factory proves that the pioneers of lo-fi still do it best.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reconvened 17 years later, Cardinal shows their hushed melodies and chamber pop sensibilities gel just as well now as they did originally.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No one could have predicted that they'd get to Attack on Memory's savage impact so quickly, or indeed, at all. No telling where they'll go from here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not all of the songs are hits ("Met Before" falls way short as a flat, unmemorable filler), but it's much more cohesive and really helps Chairlift establish a more recognizable sound.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty more good and bad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Urick is a remarkable electronic musician who pushes mainstream music to its outer limits, and as the listener explores those outer limits, expect goose bumps to appear on the skin.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 5 songs in 16 minutes breeze by, barely after you've had a chance to absorb them, leave you hungering for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Van Halen have found their dazzle without a hassle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming in at 11 songs, there is hardly a weak one on Go Fly a Kite and no real need to call out one track over the next, as all are pretty much worth the price of the album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Black Session is a fitting testament to the current state of one of the English underground's most unshakable acts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What sets the Fray apart is that they use their music to tell other people's stories in literate, compelling ways.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Band of Skulls has made a new rock and roll classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken in tandem, both CD and DVD provide an intriguing look at an album that ranks as one of the most dramatic accomplishments in modern Rock realms.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Young Magic transform their emulation into a transformation of a style that's like nothing else out there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Memoryhouse might be demographically marketed to the youngsters, there's something in the retro-alternative beauty of The Slideshow Effect that aging Gen-Xers raised on the golden age of college radio might appreciate a little more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Something Rain is not just the band's best since they reconvened in 2008; measured against their earlier work, these nine songs shadow the younger Tindersticks in all kinds of compelling ways, trading in youthful adventure for expert-like craftsmanship.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the intricacies of Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads could be exhausting to a casual listener, those with attentive ears will be enamored by the myriad sonic nuances present in the album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is quite overtly a party record.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most noticeable thing about the new Xiu Xiu album is ... how disarmingly vibrant it sounds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hellfire is a brilliant album with no weak cuts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The time apart from one another has given the band a more expansive sound and Dirty Three have pushed themselves to create one of the most dynamic releases in the catalog.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Beautiful is the product you expect from this highly original and creative artist.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more I listen to Jonquil, the more I l-u-v these guys.