Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,284 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:
1,284 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Centipede HZ is a reaffirmation. It reminds us that Animal Collective plays interactive, now and forever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With their eighth studio album, Yellowcard anything but disappoints.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Moms is] about lamenting family trees and the things that created us worse for wear. Together, Harris and Seim have created a rock album punching the stomach the way their lyrics do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What you find in Transcendental Youth aren't answers to any big questions, but instead questions to a bunch of answers that never meant anything before but now seem exceedingly important.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Converge has become synonymous with consistency, and the band's latest effort proves that after seven albums they still have what it takes to put their listeners through hell in the best kind of way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A passionately resonating, electronic-underscored tour de force that somehow never betrays their true essence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It veers from cautious optimism, to sadness and to those odd moments where you feel anything's possible. Young and Crazy Horse continue to run free.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is a truly unforgettable experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s a sense of the theatrical blended in subtly among the very genuine declarations of self that pepper the rest of the album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all its sonic diversity, consistency and precision, ...Like Clockwork is an impressive step in the right direction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s absolutely no way Queensryche’s self-titled album will disappoint long-time fans that have been clamoring for a return to what initially made the band special.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is the sound of an excellent singer, songwriter, arranger, and, I’d argue, thinker translating those strengths into some of the most stirring music you’ll hear this year. Loud City Song may not be loud, but the echo it makes is unforgettable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Carrier, finally, brings that emotional subtext to the front, and the result is a Dodos record that is thrillingly translucent and crushingly intimate, almost uncomfortably so. It’s love and loss, as straightforward as you please.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even more than any of their previous outings How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident bridges the gap between efficient noise rock, whip-smart comedy and timely social commentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its dizzying zenith, Beyoncé is a loaded fusion of generosity and self-empowerment. or perhaps, more accurately, it finds self-empowerment in generosity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the soundtrack to every want and desire, and every wish and memory--but most of all, it is simply beautiful.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    St. Vincent is a challenging art pop album that convincingly balances the beautiful with the ugly, and ultimately stays human despite its futuristic leanings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn’t as much outright variety as there was on Impossible Past, but there are subtle refinements that make Rented World perhaps the most musically solid album the band has released.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonically, Nikki Nack is a joyous record which sees Gabril bursting at the seams with restless energy and tremendous creativity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On paper, not a lot differentiates Saintseneca from the glut of indie-folk bands that saturate the scene. Unlike the rest of the crowd, however, the band offers up an unparalleled sense of wonder within each song.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s plenty to be pleased about here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous melodies are painted across a variety of instrumental backgrounds, forming an ideal blend of his more traditional emotionally-charged ballads and bolder, more unfamiliar pieces.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gemini, Her Majesty easily manifests as the album you expect and deserve from a group of consummate pros like the Rx Bandits.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not much on this album is immediate, and that’s a little disappointing, but more than any other National work, Trouble Will Find Me hints at depths upon depths hidden beneath the surface of thirteen very pretty songs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's some very remarkable playing and composing found throughout The Vigil, and because of the diverse range of sounds and styles that the album chooses to work with, there's something for every jazz fan to mull over.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remarkably devoid of pretensions, Free Your Mind is a dance record boiled down to its most essential, body-shaking elements, and the purest distillation of Cut Copy’s music and their ethos yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Terje’s cocky, frisky songwriting skills shine, and It’s Album Time easily clears the high bar the producer set for himself through his remixes and EPs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    On The Living Infinite, Soilwork have simultaneously stepped back to their past while maintaining their current sound, but they have also diversified their formula more than ever before--and they did so without a single filler track.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Talk of pretension aside, Rival Dealer is an important piece of work, a genuinely astounding and jaw-dropping release that deserves every pair of ears it can find.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The album captures the artist in scintillating form with its potent mesh-up of gutsy inventiveness and great maturity.