Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,316 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Cosmogramma
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,316 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The material is of a consistently high standard, nary a clunker in the bunch, but while many will be surprised by Send Away The Tigers, few will be bowled over.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are all songs that you would have trouble getting out of your head, and It Won’t Be Soon Before Long is the second coming and establishing factor of Maroon 5 as the pop band of the century thus far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy Tiger is at least Adams' best release since Love is Hell and it may even be the long awaited successor to Heartbreaker.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Desire is an amazing record the story of Monch and his recording career is admirable in its own right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Taranta! is easily the group’s most accomplished effort to date, and an exciting prospect of things to come.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Stage Names, despite being dense, is rarely difficult and is probably the band's most accessible effort to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kala is definitely a song-based album, but, that being said, the songs fit together perfectly, and even more surprisingly, they’re all good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands, Liars is an appropriately titled, highly worthwhile piece of work that the band and any of its fans should be extremely proud of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Andorra strikes out further, reaching deeper into Snaith’s box of musical curiosities which are, at once, tasteful and fruitfully tawdry. Phantasmagoric and stunningly organic, another crowd pleaser for fans of Daniel Snaith’s aural hallucinogens.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Animal Collective is a completely different beast on Strawberry Jam, and it’s beautiful at times, it really is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When contrasted with the tide of other like-minded electronic albums released recently, Simian Mobile Disco’s effort feels fresh and vibrant and with an execution that consistently delivers on simple but fascinating ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drastic Fantastic achieves success due to its near-perfect composition and construction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not a weak track here, and on close inspection each song could be singled out as a highlight if debased from the album.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cohesive and complete album in the world of Southern rap.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music within the album has many sides to it, and the execution gives each aspect enough emphasis to add to the sound without creating clutter or over saturation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Chase This Light takes the pop rock sound of their latest albums and perfects the style, complemented with Butch Vig’s flawless production skills. Again, the choruses sound bigger and catchier than ever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No World For Tomorrow is Coheed doing what they do best; writing an excellent album, where the songs combine for a bigger effect together than they do individually.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's consistently great stuff--this is among the best hip-hop albums of the year by my reckoning.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall the album is consistently strong and evenly balanced between sexy club tracks and sexy pop tracks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor complaints aside, pound for pound and song for song, Unbreakable may just be the best pop album of the year so far.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough brewing under the sedated surface to make Hvarf-Heim (and especially Hvarf) a satisfying listen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few individual disappointments, Alive 2007 is as exciting a collection of music as any released this year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sigel is too erratic to fully allow his album to mesh well upon itself. But that is why it works so well anyway, The Solution as much Sigel’s fresh step into untested waters as it is a fall back into a well-worn groove.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heretic Pride is a stunning, well-rounded piece of music that only The Mountain Goats could pull off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lyrically, too, the album excels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Emma, Forever Ago is a heartbreaking and heartwarming album that ventures deeper than the its simple history could predict.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the first minute till the last, this is enthralling, invigorating stuff, and because of that it's comfortably the duo's best album yet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Real Emotional Trash is a simultaneously funny and interesting record, shaped with just the right kind of meticulous care to strengthen its band-jam aesthetics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alopecia stands out as an interesting little album.