Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,283 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 Echoes of Silence
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,283 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.