Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Run the Jewels
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,214 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Hayley Williams gives the first of several poor singing performances on the record [on lead single, "Low"]; the verses are toneless and she tries to cram too many words into them without really saying anything.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    BE
    The two biggest problems with BE are thus; the energy that made their first LP a surprisingly decent effort has been removed completely, and Liam’s lyrics have plumbed to new, previously unassailable depths of self-parody.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are almost no redeeming qualities to be found here, and the whole thing is shamelessly derivative, thoroughly lacking in any sort of creativity, and (worst of all) a logical point in Skrillex’s career arc, one which has been pointing downhill ever since 2010. Listen at your own risk.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Music For Robots functions as the first embarrassingly terrible album of 2014, and should be avoided by all except those with an extremely morbid sense of curiosity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Underclass Hero tries its best to be profound and musically challenging, however its only success is found, without exception, in the tracks which drop the pretense entirely and return to the formula which made the group popular to begin with.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is nearly all negative space with very little beauty.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    To try and explain just how bad the "music" is on this disc is about as much of a masochistic exercise as listening to it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, with Fragile Future, Hawthorne Heights start awkwardly and never really find their feet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For an album called Out of Control, it's astonishing just how bland and devoid of personality or expression this is.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Symphonic elements always have potential in music, but often are ruined by the execution and this album is no exception. Cradle of Filth fall into the trap of using them as a replacement for actual songwriting, relying on the symphonic arrangements to cover up their lack of talent. It doesn't work, especially because the arrangements themselves aren't too interesting in the first place.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The album is pure homogeneous shitheap of stream-of-consciousness turgidity nonsense that strives to be different and to take you “somewhere else” but in the end really just ends up being hilariously bad and hilariously derivative of his past work and despite the frequent “so-weird-it’s-almost-cool” moments it still just plain sucks hardcore.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I suppose you could say that’s what wrong with Relapse, it is almost completely non-sequitor, with no real lyrical substance until the last half of the album....Relapse sucks.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Obviously, Atlantic did not rape Lupe into releasing a soulless, automated, corporate record. The real irony is that Lupe's fans demanded this garbage be released.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The main problem with most of the songs on Grand Hotel stem from The Explorers Club's inability to moderate pretty much anything.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Anarchy, My Dear fails because it tries to recapture things that Bemis just doesn't seem to have right now--true discontentment and anger and venom.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    California 37 erases Train's original identity, simply leaving us with a train wreck.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The defense that it isn't trying, that it's just for kicks, would I guess be admissible if the songs weren't so entirely devoid of substance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The very elements that made No Doubt popular in the first place have disappeared.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It’s as if Metallica decided to try and court the 16 year old post-mall goth crowd with a bunch of inane Black Veil Bride like lyrics, while adding in a bit of Avenged Sevenfold-lite songwriting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Cringe-worthy lines are unfortunately rampant through The Weirdness’s (long) forty minutes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The Path Of Totality is an album that doesn't work because it tries to be something it's not; no, it fails because of not just its terrible premise but its truly dreadful execution.