Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,059 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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Spirit in the Room
Lowest review score: 20 That's Why God Made the Radio
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 1059
1,059 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Leonard Cohen has made the best full album of his career (song for song, sound for sound, lyrical point for point; yes, this is true) and most certainly the best album of 2012.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were many musical spirits in the room when White and his Spacebomb band went to recording the seven farmhouse-soul spirituals found on Big Inner, but what ultimately renders this record truly special is the band's ability to synthesize all these elements into something that is uniquely their own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ode
    A most welcome return.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is chock-a-block with everything you have ever loved about the Boards over the last 15-some-odd years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this all sounds sort of strange or back-handed, that can be attributed to the fact that Strange Mercy takes a few listens to grasp, and it makes the repeat visits enticing. And that's a sign of a strong album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As always, the pair wrap their strings and larynxes 'round each other like the intimate companions they are, aided by production so warm and inviting it's like sitting in the room with them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an official live document of what this guy and his compatriots are all about, I'd rank Live From Alabama among the great concert albums.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While some tracks prove unradical, it is when Astronautalis fuses heavy bluesy-rock influences with his beats that Science truly shines.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giddens emulates her forebears with reverence and assurance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some long-time fans may object to Lightning Bolts new legibility, missing the communal chaos and staticky buzz that made listening to previous outings like opening a box of bees. But the maelstrom still looms, the intensity remains, it’s just a bigger, more focused sound.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly not one to mess with, this confident, compelling outing suggests she can hold her own even within the top tier of alt-country's rowdier women.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cancer4Cure is very much a window shattering Brooklyn rap record in every sense... [Meline is] busting loose some of the sharpest darts of his life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It lacks consistency, but it works well often enough to make this a reasonably satisfying exercise in both 19th and 21st Century Americana.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Needless to say, The Wall's Immersion Edition is a visual thing of beauty, ...The undeniable black eye on this Immersion Edition, however, is the way by which they handled the inclusion of Roger Waters' solo demos... the majority of this coveted cache of rarities is whittled down to a series of poorly edited snippets that barely last a minute or even a few seconds in some instances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Power pop may not be as ubiquitous or even as relevant as it was in the Raspberries’ prime, but it still can be done well... just ask Mikal Cronin.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burn Your Fire For No Witness is a mutual journey in every sense of the term, the signpost of a brave new artist right on the cusp of greatness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The well crafted moments within Our Love outshines the weaker numbers and makes the album a fun and danceable listen.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is the album starts to wear thin about halfway in and never really gets back the strength of those first few songs.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    COIN COIN is not an album made for casual listening (that's probably the idea) nor is it entirely successful, but it has an absorbing quality that warrants further listens.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wussy reaches for transcendence and finds it. You wish it would go on forever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Pearl Sessions with newly found studio outtakes, live performances and chatter rarities, the tumult of its original 1971 (three months after her passing) comes through loud and clear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its near-perfect balance of power and tunefulness, Carved Into Stone rumbles with tracks that practically define heavy metal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Seven songs long, it offers the impression of one continuous tirade, despite the moments of sublime tenderness that illuminate tender courting tunes like “Heaven Is Here” and “The Enemy,” each of which bring to mind such heartfelt Harper ballads as “Commune” and “Another Day.”
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clearly, Boz is back, and at age 70, he’s never sounded so assured.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Closing entries, “Oh Dolores” and “The Walls Have Drunken Ears,” provide the album with its most emphatic impressions, leaving no bridge untethered.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Segall pushes things towards 11.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Japandroids sophomore effort is loaded end to end with great songwriting and the joy they've found in their influences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her writing, which here often expresses personal sorrow and fear about separated or lost love (“1923,” “Nothing in My Heart”), is alive to the senses and nature but doesn’t get lost in abstractions about feelings.