Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,267 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 Last Summer
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,267 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Meiburg's voice, charisma, and songwriting dominate this album, his backing band does a fantastic job of growing and falling, creating the dramatic effects he envisioned.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends takes a band who should have been in decline and a sound that’s been tried and true and makes it all sound fantastically fresh.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this transformation, Sigur Rós have yet again set themselves apart from the rest of the music world, bridging genre gaps and inspiring many others to do the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately this is very hard to judge as pop music. Judged as art, however, it's sensual, insidious, cathartic, and quite beautiful.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put, Fate is a refreshment of the sound that has been missing for so long.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That an album can match enjoyment with artistic merit in a year that has largely seen albums go one way or another is a joy in itself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps the greatest compliment that could be paid The Rocky Road is to say it can easily be recommended alongside the best in the Dubliners and Luke Kelly’s catalogue, a distinction both Dempsey and Kelly would no doubt be delighted with.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Underoath hits it they hit it well, and Lost in the Sound of Separation is still a very good record despite its faults.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it is, it's a very fine record from a band who are seemingly growing in stature, confidence, and ability by the day.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flying Lotus has once again proved that he is an artist that can consistently reinvent himself and make his new sound just as effective as it was before
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At once a thorough progression of style, a blisteringly catchy indie pop record, a more accomplished indie rock record, and finally, a wordier but far heftier slice-of-life ode to being young and younger-than-you-feel (oh, love), We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed follows up on a promise and then some.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, 4:13 Dream is an extremely consistent album throughout its runtime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes wistful and reflective, other times earnest, Temper is always tranquil, concise, and accessible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Squire helps to mount these stories and it’s this that makes Lost Wisdom last.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chinese Democracy is comfortably the most consistent record the band have put out since "Appetite For Destruction," and proof the ginger midget can put out genuinely great rock music without the blonde giant and the black guy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    White Fields and Open Devices is simply one of those albums that is well-composed and well-executed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a hodgepodge of stupid ideas that one will either find brilliant or, well, stupid. However, it is hard to deny that it is a pop album of massive ambition and yet, suffers from none of the pretentiousness that plagues most of the Killers contemporaries in that aspect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A couple of 50 year olds have just made the most vibrant, youthful record you'll hear all year. What's not to love?