Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,137 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% 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 Undun
Lowest review score: 20 That's Why God Made the Radio
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 1137
1137 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Peggy Sue's Acrobats is one of the most scattered, schizophrenic, soul questioning--and beautiful and best records of the year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a weak track on the album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gentle introspection--instead of the outright melancholy he often exudes--paired with sway-worthy melodies make Parallax the most listenable Atlas Sound album to date.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harding's adept at melding a simple slice of life with irresistible refrains, and that's what allows The Sound of His Own Voice to soar ever so sweetly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What he does best is craft heart-string cautionary tales.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a happy, bright trance, not necessarily to be avoided. C'mon. Dive in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freeclouds balances strummy, acoustic campfire sensitivity with sweeping, anthemic rock a la sometime tour mates in the War on Drugs, tipping both styles into wild, mildly psychotropic territories.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swimming in catchy melodies and tantalizing music (along with Wilson's vocal abilities), it may be difficult to select a favorite track within Glowing Mouth--but it's quite easy to enjoy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs may not scan perfectly or make much objective sense, but they feel very real and relevant and uncalculated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He and his group put everything they could into every track--or at least the every one collected here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The remastered discs sound great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hum-worthy ditties that suggest Artificial Heart is definitely the real deal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No other LP is more evocative of the raw essence of the Smashing Pumpkins' unique fusions of feels than this ten track collection, by far and away the most collaborative album in their canon.... This deluxe edition of Gish is chock-a-block with quality bonus material.
    • 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.