Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,359 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,359 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's one thing that defines Midnight Boom, it's the new sense of fun that The Kills seem to have discovered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hercules and Love Affair is a killer work from Butler, an album not meant to break down any barriers or start a revolution.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Street Horrrsing is an intelligent, singular and original release with few flaws.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Duffy is a major talent, and Rockferry is little short of outstanding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visiter is an impressive sophomore album, a wonderful growth for the Dodos, and one of the year’s subtlest surprises, even if it took thirty listens to get there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Flight of the Conchords created a well-rounded, original, and entertaining album filled with classic songs from their hit show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With "75 Bars" being the only real dud on the album, Rising Down proves to be more of a collection of songs that work together as a whole than one cohesive album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air is a masterpiece of production and gives the best few tracks from the entire collection. Earth is a cool-down lap after the more developmental and progressive preceding discs, showing a Thrice that is willing to trade in all that has made them great during their niche period (1999-2004) in favor of pursuing a less challenging but equally viable sound
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’m sure, at a certain time (or high), these songs work more than they let on; they’re risks that seek rewards. Credit No Age for making Nouns still pretty great.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons shows A Silver Mount Zion at their hardest rocking, their most powerful, and their most irritating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Islands produced an adventurous and daring record with Arm's Way, an adventure many bands are afraid to attempt.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph on many levels and a failure on only a few small fronts, ExitingARM is a more than worthy addition to Themselve’s vast array of musical treasures, and a sign that perhaps in the future we’ll see a truly universal album come from anticon.’s most brilliant duo.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As of right now though, Evil Urges is on the top of the heap for 2008.