Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,197 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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Random Access Memories
Lowest review score: 20 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 1197
1197 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Wine Dark Sea is all about the mystique, making it nothing less than a fascinating ethereal excursion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Big Star was more than the sum of its parts, and as evidenced here, Chilton was only just beginning to mine his.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nourishing collation, Fear Fun has more rock (than the work of Fleet Foxes, or on Tillman's previous solo work), masterfully nuanced production (by Jonathan Wilson), and some exemplary compositions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet aside from that one cut, Megafaun's self-titled album seamlessly integrates an easy-going tuneful-ness with a nearly mystical devotion to tone and texture.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mountains composes the soundtrack to dreams you didn't know you had.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Apocalypse a-go-go for the Georgia gentlemen. Go with them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is a fantastic record, powerful in its calmness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the kick of recognition of the distinctive styles and contributions of each member is part of the pleasure, the album sounds like the product of a group, of a powerful force of equals. And it's all the better for it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s an uncommon depth here that hasn’t been evidenced on Williams records in ages, both in the sonics (an immaculately crafted blend of intimate and widescreen) and the lyrics, which at times are deeply confessional and others downright defiant as the songwriter stares down her demons, the vicissitudes of relationships and the rampant idiocy of the outside world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To drag out a well worn cliché, The Best of Quantic is the proverbial embarrassment of riches, but boy is that true. This is just a feast of plenty for anyone interested at all in smart, sophisticated, well conceived and recorded global music in the 21st century.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Twenty-five for the Rest of Our Lives, their latest, is by far their best to date.
    • 83 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact this lost treasure is once again widely available in any capacity is reason to celebrate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again breathing new life into an old form, The Sugarman Three are back to show us all How It's Supposed To Be Done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Opening the door of your mind’s eye to the psychedelic sludge and acid punk hooks of Slave Vows will gain you a lot of decadent pleasure, little insight and even less mercy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whitmore may not have the same potential to fill the nation's arenas, but his rugged determination finds him undeterred regardless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Working with a cast of Chicago jazz, improv and experimental luminaries and newcomers, Walker casts a most enchanting spell on Primrose Green, and while it may reflect his influences more than spell out his vision, the love he bears for those influences comes through in every plucked and sung note.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Any adventurous soul with both Drake and Sun Ra back to back on his or her iPod will most certainly be able to get down with this truly unique hip-hop experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boy
    Unlike Waits of late, she works hard to not let the songs become just moody soundscapes. She doesn’t always completely achieve this, but does so enough to make this a success.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Whole Love should make long-running Wilco-ites ecstatic since this is the best and most adventurous set of Wilco songs in nearly a decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Major/Minor Thrice have stripped away unnecessary studio production, added instrumentation and pretention to offer simply a great rock album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the variety, this is a decidedly marginal set of songs, one that’s well out of sync with even the most archival Americana.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apparently Cartwright exorcised his punk rock demons with Desperation, as Shattered is the band’s most accessible record yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lanegan doesn’t need someone to make him great, he does fine by himself and it shows with the anthology of his solo work Has God Seen My Shadow?- An Anthology 1989-2011 (Light in the Attic).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Weird Little Birthday is one of those albums that sounds like nothing much the first couple times you hear it, before you begin to lock onto the war between musical ease and lyrical dislocation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yellow & Green documents the evolution of Baroness from great metal band to great band.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With U feels fresh, new and mysterious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Hit Parade doesn't get Nourallah on more folk's radar well, their radar is done busted.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Beautiful is the product you expect from this highly original and creative artist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As always, Russell's articulate arrangements embolden the material and give them the grit it deserves.