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 Copper Blue [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 20 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 995
995 music reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first sketches of songs that would later buttress both Dylan and the Band’s songbook--“Tears of Rage,” “Nothing Was Delivered,” “I Shall Be Released,” You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” “Quinn the Eskimo,” “Million Dollar Bash,” “Lo and Behold!” and the like--offer a treasure trove of revelation, making the anticipation for acquisition well worth the wait.
    • 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
    • 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].
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The remastered discs sound great.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A magical must.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The the three original albums -- I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen? and Special Beat Service, from '80, '81 and '82 respectively, still hold together well....The Complete Beat offers completists an ideal opportunity to ditch that well-worn vinyl and get in the groove with a compendium that puts all the music in one place.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These two LPs still sound vital two decades later, just as the copious musician tributes and journalist essays in the accompanying pamphlet declare.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With this supremely supple and joyous display of early innocence and promise, Aztec Camera showed they already come into their own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, they provide the clearest picture of what Gira and Swans are trying to do.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a fine album.... It's during the songs that shift the focus from chaos to ethereal mirth that the listener can fairly wonder about whether this album should be judged as simply a regular new offering or an (almost) lost treasure.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the title suggests, The River & The Thread manages to surge and sway all at the same time. Indeed, it doesn’t get much better than this.