Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,025 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 Spirit in the Room
Lowest review score: 20 That's Why God Made the Radio
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 1025
1,025 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These eight songs are indeed everything you'd expect from this reconfigured version of Comets on Fire with Chasny at the controls. It's a purely transcendental synthesis of heavy folk meditation and interstellar overdrive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [Swing Lo Magellan] is instantly likeable. It makes perfect sense, but unravels into nonsense and complexity on second glance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Growing up in the Nottingham projects may have given Bugg enough life experience to get away with penning “Seen It All,” but it’s his sonic aesthetic that give his tales truth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At any rate, Behind the Parade lobs another handful of Keene klassiks into the katalogue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Locrian proves itself expert in simultaneously exploiting the warm blanket of beauty and the cold ice water of noise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exceptionally strong debut record, Soul Power will make you believe in the title concept.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Sleeper Segall sounds almost, well, mature, and emotionally invested.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wainwright has a true gift for turning heartbreak into brilliant folk rock.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like most prolific artists, Willie can be hit or miss with his offerings. This latest one lands the target dead on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Biophilia is a delicate and highly tactile treat, a unique gem of innovation (pipe organs driven by computers, the mallet-tickled gameleste) and gentle real soul whose breathy endearing heights Bjork hasn't touched in a minute.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bettie Serveert have always trafficked beautifully in lovely melancholy, and this melodic, varied and rocking collection joins a long list of fine records from the Dutch band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody has ever really sounded like Chrome but Chrome, and that makes Feel It Like a Scientist sound as fresh now as it did back in the bad old days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is great to hear them testing out other feels without losing an ounce of the consistency that has made them to toast of Chicago for all these years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those of you not so enamoured of the lo-fi, early ‘90s garage/punk crud the Memphis trio so brazenly and brilliantly pioneered, feel free to plug in your own “1” or “0” stars.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the names here will already be known by fans, including White, Charles, Gentry, Dale Hawkins, Link Wray and Larry Jon Wilson; while others, such as Dennis The Fox, Gritz, Cherokee, Jim Ford and John Randolph Marr, may only be familiar to collectors. It's all great, though.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Father, Son, Holy Ghost contains some of the deftest songwriting of 2011, and is more than a worthy successor to the group's debut.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s intense and contradictory, a bundle of bravado and doubt and vulnerability and longing that stays with you for a long time after the last chorus fades.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most conspicuous element of Last Summer is the simplicity of the music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, it makes for a rich and resilient brew, and maybe, just maybe, the kind of opus that will propel Jurado towards the greater accolades he so clearly deserves.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skelethon ranks among Aesop's greatest work yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the opening cut of “Earthen Gate” the songs nudge, heave, shove and then finally bulldoze their way to your hearts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Something Rain is not just the band's best since they reconvened in 2008; measured against their earlier work, these nine songs shadow the younger Tindersticks in all kinds of compelling ways, trading in youthful adventure for expert-like craftsmanship.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a monster, coursing with primal ferocity and sending wave upon wave of le noise directly at your gut.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A soundtrack for the sun-drenched summer months.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Generals has some gems of its own, but take a bit more digging to find.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His music has gotten more complex, more tuneful and more energetic. In Focus? is Tokumaru's most uptempo album, although that doesn't mean it's his most rocking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The House at Sea provides an ideal aural retreat, a tranquil locale where calm waters create minimal waves.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album full of fresh twists and turns, musically and lyrically, and a song cycle full of melody and surprise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each song can stand strongly on its own or the entire record can work as a cohesive whole (most records are one or the other).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a wonderful, subtle album, whose songs seem simple at first, but open up and grow more interesting on repeated listens.