Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,013 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 Blur the Line
Lowest review score: 20 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 1013
1,013 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quever’s songs are meant to provide sweet succor, not catharsis, and in that Life Among the Savages proves to be pretty good company.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    John Hiatt has now released over one third of his career recordings since the year 2000, and seems likely to continue to make good music for some time to come.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the lyrics here do tend to come off as pretentious at times, the sentiment is still admirable and actually pays off on songs like “March in September.”
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without sounding anything like Pet Sounds, Seeds We Sow indicates Buckingham has absorbed Wilson's lessons well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nature Noir feels like it’s got a bit more substance and structure, a natural foundation under the otherworldly sheen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though Thompson remains in the same contemplative state lyrically, In the Pit of the Stomach is a great follow up to Walls and unveils an orchestral maturity form the four gents.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its most affecting What We Saw from the Cheap Seats is a sad and touching record, filled with love and the memory of .... Parts of [the album] feel either disposable or a revisiting of old ground.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s that free-flowing vibe that helps make this seem more like an overdue reunion for the home town crowd as much as any attempt at a polished performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results meld as mood music of the highest variety--dense yet delicate, edgy and yet elegiac.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like it or not, the synths are here to stay, and The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume Two adds several more fascinating pieces to the puzzle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mixtape of emotions Trentemoller has produced on Lost is proof of his virtuosity.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album in a nut shell? The Grand Theatre, Volume Two is the soundtrack to a chaotic night at the tavern followed by clarity the morning after--melodiously rowdy, then harmoniously depressed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times, Wand does become something of a scavenger hunt for dedicated fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, we have a very good recording from a very talented singer, songwriter, and performer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The experimental sonic world Dosh creates is beautiful and he has created an eerily enchanting one with Milk Money.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though his songwriting skills have rarely come to the fore, the quality of the material here--all of which he wrote, save a pair of covers--makes these tunes first rate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hearing “Love Is the Drug,” “Virginia Plain” and “The Bogus Man” this way embalms the material. And many lose a key dimension without vocals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The set eschews songs in any traditional sense, opting instead for murky soundscapes characterized by minimal piano and acoustic guitar, suspended strings and a dense overlay of synths and drums.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, United States demonstrates McLagan’s allegiance to a pure pop mantra.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On Oni Pond, their fifth, is quite possibly the closest they will ever come to being considered de-cluttered.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this isn’t an earth shattering album, it is a solid one which serves as a reminder of what a talent she can be when she decides to get in touch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It could easily pass for one of the group's previous efforts. Anyone familiar with the Weakerthans' catalog will realize immediately that's a good thing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album balances that joy and sadness perfectly and powerfully.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Instinct, Niki and the Dove have made an album that will surely resonate with the American crowds already grooving to the likes of Hot Chip, Passion Pit and Twin Shadow while providing Sub Pop with a whole new planet of sound to colonize.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem is that Pearl Jam at this point is just repeating itself--or others.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Good Mood Fool takes several listens before it’s possible to fully appreciate its full potential.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Allegedly a bubblegum record, in reality this is Collins’ take on psychedelic pop, with twinkling keyboards, polite guitars and a heretofore unimagined Collins croon that could charm the panties off a lesbian punk rocker.
    • 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.