Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,303 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 The Airing Of Grievances
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,303 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The album captures the artist in scintillating form with its potent mesh-up of gutsy inventiveness and great maturity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Wildlife was a great leap forward, and Rooms Of The House further evolves their sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's the very definition of a grower, and this record has something Born to Die never had: more reflection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    They Want My Soul chases that sound far past anything Spoon have done to date in their careers. It’s a chase I hope never ends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    In Focus? is far and away his boldest record to date.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s all memorable, and it’s all worth listening to again and again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    On Meir, Kvelertak prove that it's actually okay to play happy metal without appearing saccharine or contrived.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s so perfectly and lovingly written and produced, recalling everything that made you fall in love with the band and their life affirming sound to begin with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Silver Wilkinson is a more streamlined yet enjoyably disparate record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Immunity presents itself as the missing piece of the puzzle, the catharsis we were conditioned not to expect. In this very moment, our preconceptions of Jon Hopkins have been entirely undermined--and there’s little to do but enjoy the hell out of the twist of events.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All of The Migration’s greatest moments showcase a band at the top of its game, quelling the anxiety fans possessed during the record’s inception.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At once highly inventive and unabashedly fun, the album showcases the trailblazing pop star at her most expansive thus far. M.I.A. adroitly capitalizes on her established style, embellishing it with moments of genuine intimacy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Sarah and Josh have created a very well-written balance between depth and melody that sets them apart from many pop acts that are around today.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Behind The Sun is an early contender for the best heavy psychedelic album of the year, and a mandatory listen for any rock fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Upon repeated listens, Our Love reveals itself as quite the complicated record; nothing ever stays still for very long, whether that’s Snaith’s serpentine compositions or his lyrics, so often cast in shadows as they are triumphantly lit up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    These two seemingly disparate parts combine in an off-putting but refreshingly rough-and-tumble way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    OneRepublic’s latest effort proves that they are at the top of their respective genre, and it may be time to stop looking at them as the prince waiting-in-the-wings and finally hand them that goddamned crown.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Wakin On A Pretty Daze comes into focus with context, though, as does any accomplished record.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Monomania demands an undivided attention and continuous play to truly see the beauty within its surrealism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    One Of Us Is the Killer is the explosion all of us were hoping it’d be, and yes, lethal as ever--now it’s just easier to pick up the pieces afterwards.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio have stepped up their game in every aspect, coming out with an instrumental album that's dexterously performed, often inventive and always compelling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What the album lacks in refinement and songwriting polish, it gains in the unflagging energy these tunes emanate.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What makes Repave different is that it’s the result of multiple creative minds at work, and that synergy is what makes the record so invigorating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Worse Things Get is a listen that tears and breaks, an album defiant and loud as often as it is anxious and sad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Whether or not you’re a fan of their earlier, grittier material or their newer, more polished recordings, Is Survived By is a massively engaging and surprisingly triumphant record, and you cant expect anything but for them to continue to add to their ranks of love-moshing fans with an album that is just so damn solid.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s that vital connection between Lorde’s present-day ruminations and the uncanny way her music hits on such a fundamental level with all that dirty, romanticized nostalgia that makes Pure Heroine such a success beyond "Royals'" ostensible aim of looking down its nose at the Miley Cyruses and Taylor Swifts of the world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Like the album it constitutes, ["Emptiness Will Eat the Witches"] rarely illuminated, yet beautifully moving and unquestionably engrossing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It takes several spins to fully comprehend the ambitious scope on display here as this is the kind of record that unravels the longer one ventures into its gorgeous textures, subtle progressive leanings and consistently clever lyricism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Mainstream baiting notwithstanding, With Light & With Love is the best Woods record yet, a tinkering of the charmingly sincere folksiness of Bend Beyond into something even more muscular and full-bodied.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's undoubtedly his most impressive collection of songs in over two decades.