Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 980 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 Southeastern
Lowest review score: 20 That's Why God Made the Radio
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 980
980 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jamal continues to spin gold from the bench of his baby grand with Blue Moon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This follow-up is even better & louder, on par with the dizzying heights of her old band.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They’ve created a complex and detailed world, and English Oceans adds more memorable characters to it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a warmth and life in these songs that goes beyond tribute or reenactment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every tune serves the moment, like a series of self-contained filmic miniatures whose character sketches, though brief, are utterly memorable, with those sketches’ accompanying sonics just as resonant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This scorching set of amplified electro-acoustic spiritualism between the pair and the mighty Mats is an effective snapshot of the potential for what could have been.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weird, raw and beautiful all at once.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [The Cherry Thing] serves as a reminder that Neneh Cherry is a certifiable musical treasure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Given this combination of tangled travails and expressive voices, it's hard to imagine any way these songs might be better served.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worden does "brave the war" and becomes quite the victor on All Things Will Unwind, the third studio release and a wowing conclusion to the trifecta of work she has produced since 2006.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Wonder/Wander Koone transcends such dippy, blog-generated catch-phrasing, displaying a sense of genuine dominion within the art of experimental laptop pop.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is just a few hairs (a couple of tracks and/or segues) short of being a transcendent gem, or masterpiece.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new album's a stunning return to, and expansion from, seminal Ubu form.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the group's third full-length Love Will Prevail, Ragon earns his rightful place alongside the works of the underground icons he flips for profit.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best records of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music on this remarkable record creeps up on you, and subtleties abound; with Burns' vocals mic'd very close and much of the instrumental flourishes occurring deep in the mix, it's an intimate affair.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Albarn has just unveiled quite arguably the best album of his career--solo or otherwise--with Everyday Robots.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Along The Way sounds remarkably fresh and vital, in fact, the mark of a gifted musician trying to incorporate his philosophical yearnings into a concrete manifestation that can be shared at will.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Meat and Bone stands as quite possibly the band's best album to date. The Explosion breaks everything down to its root and reconstructs it all in a perfect way; it should show a generation of cool kids that may have missed him the first time around that Jon Spencer is among garage rock's main guitar slingers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He's a modern master.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slippery, shimmery, beautiful songs.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a flavorful fusion as unique as the Yugoslavian Spomenik that graces the cover of his eponymous full-length debut on Fat Possum - and one that stands apart from the seemingly endless barrage of home-recorded acts who have posted their wares on Blogger, Bandcamp and Tumblr these days.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is pure, un-concentrated psychedelic boogie rock rooted in West Coast mysticism, Stax R&B and Memphis blues without pretext or pretense.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tom Jones is almost 73 years old, is singing as well as he ever has while refusing to conform to his stereotypes, is artistically and perhaps spiritually searching and restless, and is recording perhaps the finest music of his long career.