Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 969 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 American Ride
Lowest review score: 20 Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 969
969 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silver Age is another peak in a career full of them, and it's due to the quality of the material Mould uses to construct the suit, rather than the classic cut of the design.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music on this remarkable record creeps up on you, and subtleties abound; with Burns' vocals mic'd very close and much of the instrumental flourishes occurring deep in the mix, it's an intimate affair.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the group's third full-length Love Will Prevail, Ragon earns his rightful place alongside the works of the underground icons he flips for profit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Meat and Bone stands as quite possibly the band's best album to date. The Explosion breaks everything down to its root and reconstructs it all in a perfect way; it should show a generation of cool kids that may have missed him the first time around that Jon Spencer is among garage rock's main guitar slingers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This follow-up is even better & louder, on par with the dizzying heights of her old band.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For their third album together, John Elliott, Steve Hauschlidt and Mark McGuire bring the same sense of fearless adventure to them modular synths, creating a seven-song cycle unlike anything in the Emeralds canon yet.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Odds show that Fugazi doesn't need to reunite in order to make music that still very much matters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weird, raw and beautiful all at once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yin & Yang is an earth shattering 45 minutes of street urchin dub punk that not only reveals This Is PiL for the anti-climactic milquetoast sham that it was, but re-establishes the true soul of Public Image as it was originally intended by the vast sum of its initial parts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lift-off and liberation come subtly, bearing the masterful marks of men who've learned the value of compositional patience (it's no coincidence that Cave and Ellis have also forged a successful partnership as film scorers). This, ultimately, makes the emotional devastation you experience once the record has spun all the more remarkable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a warmth and life in these songs that goes beyond tribute or reenactment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hurricane is her first new album since 1989, and it's her best ever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tha Funk Capital Of The World, is one of his best ever records as a front man and one of the most outrageously funky records released in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gob
    GOB is heavyweight hip-hop from one of urban England's brightest new talents of microphone mastery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing is Wrong is a terrific follow-up for a band that delivers beautiful, powerful music straight from their own hearts and right to yours. Believe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The change-up [writing exclusively on the keyboard] proved to be the best thing to happen for the duo, especially for Boeckner, a guitarist by trade whose embrace of the analog synth helped open a whole new world of expression for him as a songwriter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like 2008's The Living And The Dead, Blood leans on judicious electric guitar solos, most often from Shahzad Ismaily, who co-produced the album, but also from Grey Gersten and, on one track, Marc Ribot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An equally engaging sonic concept entitled Drums Between The Bells.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is a wellspring of the bandmates' combined creativity and an ode to free-spirited artistic expression. Bravo.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most conspicuous element of Last Summer is the simplicity of the music.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not often that an album has this much to offer, intellectually, physically and spiritually. This is not just another sterile bedroom disco experiment, far from it.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a solid collection of songs and some enormously creative and varied approaches to playing them, Stranger Me is the best work yet of an artist likely to continue growing further.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How sharply Holland expresses his rage, how clearly his disappointment reveals betrayed idealism....Strong stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is a deeply humane album, it makes poetry out of the disappointments of daily existence and narrative out of the mistakes that people make.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lovingly named after Rod Serling's cult post-Twilight Zone program and, in all intents and purposes, is just as thrilling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album teems with strong songs and performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the new sonic waves undulating through this record, however, the band's distinctive identity still shines--there's no mistaking Marble Son for the work of anyone else, and it's the ability to evolve while still remaining true to core values that makes Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter great.