Blurt Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 888 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% 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 Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War
Lowest review score: 20 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 888
888 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hazed Dream is the perfect place for you to tune in and turn on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Count Yer Lucky Stars is sure to be high on the critics' picks again and finally garnering the band the limelight they so richly deserve.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's Go Eat The Factory proves that the pioneers of lo-fi still do it best.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reconvened 17 years later, Cardinal shows their hushed melodies and chamber pop sensibilities gel just as well now as they did originally.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No one could have predicted that they'd get to Attack on Memory's savage impact so quickly, or indeed, at all. No telling where they'll go from here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not all of the songs are hits ("Met Before" falls way short as a flat, unmemorable filler), but it's much more cohesive and really helps Chairlift establish a more recognizable sound.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty more good and bad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Urick is a remarkable electronic musician who pushes mainstream music to its outer limits, and as the listener explores those outer limits, expect goose bumps to appear on the skin.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 5 songs in 16 minutes breeze by, barely after you've had a chance to absorb them, leave you hungering for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Van Halen have found their dazzle without a hassle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming in at 11 songs, there is hardly a weak one on Go Fly a Kite and no real need to call out one track over the next, as all are pretty much worth the price of the album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Black Session is a fitting testament to the current state of one of the English underground's most unshakable acts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What sets the Fray apart is that they use their music to tell other people's stories in literate, compelling ways.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Band of Skulls has made a new rock and roll classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken in tandem, both CD and DVD provide an intriguing look at an album that ranks as one of the most dramatic accomplishments in modern Rock realms.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Young Magic transform their emulation into a transformation of a style that's like nothing else out there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Memoryhouse might be demographically marketed to the youngsters, there's something in the retro-alternative beauty of The Slideshow Effect that aging Gen-Xers raised on the golden age of college radio might appreciate a little more.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the intricacies of Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads could be exhausting to a casual listener, those with attentive ears will be enamored by the myriad sonic nuances present in the album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is quite overtly a party record.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most noticeable thing about the new Xiu Xiu album is ... how disarmingly vibrant it sounds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hellfire is a brilliant album with no weak cuts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The time apart from one another has given the band a more expansive sound and Dirty Three have pushed themselves to create one of the most dynamic releases in the catalog.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Beautiful is the product you expect from this highly original and creative artist.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more I listen to Jonquil, the more I l-u-v these guys.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall sound feels live, where Van's ear-splitting power chords might drop out briefly during a verse, only to return right when it's time to drive things home.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their strongest collection by far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of pure triumph, Port of Morrow provides its listeners with safe harbor regardless.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks like Bruce Springsteen finally has some help defending Jersey's street cred.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lung of Love come[s] across like another breath of fresh air.