Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,296 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 Run the Jewels
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,296 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slave Ambient is the work of a band making us listen for every piece of them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs are fun, intimate, personal, and at times simply epic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if Strange Mercy is like a blender with its top blown off, it's undeniable how convincing St. Vincent has become.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listening to something like Thursday is the ultimate form of escapism that so many of us flock to music for. That's a quality that should be celebrated, not criticized for its lack of immediate pleasure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They sound like they'll probably end up being one of the most enduring bands of our era.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Major/Minor is just another testament to Thrice's ability to do no wrong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wilco have had their peaks and valleys, but they have never sounded as confident as they do on The Whole Love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elsie is nostalgic, contemplative, and persistent; it's also one of 2011's best.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In its execution, the record is near flawless, an essential distillation of the sounds of Gonzalez's youth, nostalgia and melancholy and happiness all mixed up into a sparkling pop stew.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ceremonials is truly one of the few recent pop LPs that works both as a collection of individual songs and as a true album, with the right balance and flow to keep the record captivating from start to finish.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Integrity to the fans, the fun tongue-in-cheek of the album and the no-*** rock n roll makes Here and Now a standout record for 2011, and may even win Nickelback some new fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their anti-rave anthems have simply improved beyond what anyone could have possibly hoped for, and Sepalcure is set to turn a lot of heads, in and outside of its constantly argued over genre.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Can was light years ahead of their time, and the ideas they present in Tago Mago and sequential albums are still incomprehensible even in today's eclectic and varied music scene.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its hyperactive tendencies and its scale there hasn't been another record released this year as gorgeous and completely owned by a band as Everything.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visions often feels suspended in the best way possible, both in time and space.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For its new fond feeling and its quick animal stride, t offers something that we can all be swept up in, and all from the moment "Animal Life" gets close.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a pang of guilt does he sample his former self, like a torch carried to its final flicker of illumination. And to hear all that, to be able to almost feel that happening, is to bear witness to an artist working at the apex of his talent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially the best debut album of 2010 thus far.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it's a lengthy record, at just over an hour, it's a rewarding one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal record by a band at a creative peak that's as fully realized and as utterly terrific as the myriad other peaks they've hit during their brief but already illustrious career.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Prisoner' is unquestionably a captivating LP where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, since the cohesive nature of its songwriting is clearly intended to suit a beginning-to-end listening experience and enhance longevity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a ferocious and captivating listen that twists and turns through the deepest darkest depths all the while pushing forward into new sonic territory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rich and intelligent, it's a welcome blow of muted midnight compulsions, swimming in its own tides against the sea of bombast and extravagance that's taken root in recent years. Underwater dance music at its finest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make a point of hearing one of the angriest, most intelligent, and subtly hopeful albums of 2012.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a depth to these tunes, one that comes not out of fast nights and wrecked relationships but the hindsight and experience of age; it's a well that, thankfully, seems to be getting deeper and deeper.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What ultimately hits hardest is the aesthetic singularity of everything here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their most accessible record both musically and lyrically.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is perhaps the most unforgettable work of her career.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its obtuse rhythm and the inevitably impenetrable lyrics, Om offer their own truth, one with many questions and answers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exo
    [A] thrilling and possibly definitive album, it's impenetrable, multifaceted, and irrepressibly imaginative.