Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 887 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% 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 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 887
887 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’ve never experienced Lucinda Williams before, this is a discovery worth making and music that will live in your heart and mind long after the disk stops spinning.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every bit as riveting as the groundbreaking music is the ever-present studio chatter.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The good folks at Shout Factory didn’t opt to only offer these discs a second time around, but instead provided added enticement via two bonus extras, a stunning live recording from Nashville’s Polk Theater, recorded around the same time as I Feel Alright, and a live DVD from the Cold Creek Correctional Facility where Earle had earlier been incarcerated.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Copper Blue is essential.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Icky Mettle rocks. Hard.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Since that time in 1991, U2 has had other weighty tracks, sensualist personal soliloquies and dense production - but nothing better than this truly real thing.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are any number of landmark albums that critics are quick to label as essential, but given the fact No Depression jumpstarted an entire genre, none deserve that label more. The kudos earned by this good Uncle are clearly well earned.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They represent such a cool transitional period in Davis's career, as radical a creative juxtaposition to the jazz community as Bob Dylan blowing the minds of the folkies with the crackle of a guitar amplifier.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another exquisite solo performance entitled Rio.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Isidore doesn't really feel like a "side" anything. It's a main event.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Interspersed in between the renditions throughout the course of Accelerando... are five outstanding Iyer-penned performances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [An] excellent record that anyone who wants to hear the graceful way by which hip-hop should age should add to their collections right away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While none of the songs are deeply political or poetic like the wartime bands that predated Tame Impala, they are no less poignant and often delve into a reflective sadness of longing to belong.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Listening to this stunning album will provide you with your own moment of clarity. Don’t let it slip away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Workbook 25 is his masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a dazzling album, steeped in soul and brimming with an uncommon musicality, all rhythmic urgency and compelling melodies and anthemic choruses.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately American Ride resounds like a victory cry--urgent, enduring and unfailingly affecting.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best punk rock record you’ll hear this year--never mind that it’s not wholly or even really a punk rock record.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For beautiful execution of a beautiful idea for a tribute/concept album, try The Beautiful Old: Turn-of-the-Century Songs.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is another excellent Chris Smither album, reason enough for celebration.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Good News is an immediately infectious work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Patty Griffin has clearly been saving the best of her own material for a long time, making this perhaps her finest hour.