Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,561 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Earth Rocker
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1561 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    ATGCLVLSSCAP will be different for everyone. But undeniably, it's an entrancing piece of music, collecting every bit of Ulver's legacy and throwing it to the wayside, making room for something transcending the band's 30 year existence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The album's congruence in theme, tempo, and tone is both consistent and coherent. Together with Butch Walker, Catherine Popper, and long-time running mates Ian Perkins and Alex Rosamilia (among others), Painkillers is a carefully-cultivated record that Fallon categorically needed to write.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Big Ups combine the elements in such a way that compliments their signature style without ever compromising their identity; Before a Million Universes will almost certainly be one of the most interesting punk releases of 2016 because of that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    As with so many flashy and polished pieces, often the initial effect far outweighs the real underlying substance. For now, though, we’re just going to have to enjoy Hope for what it is: an insanely catchy record from an indie-pop juggernaut that has likely just set the standard for radio-friendly folk.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While Heritage is the strongest of this new trilogy, as well as laying the blueprint for this current era, Sorceress is able to push the adventurous qualities further to outstanding effect.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    RTJ 3 is both a sprinter’s dip and a victory lap – it is neither as sinewy as RTJ 1 nor as effusively vivacious as 2014’s RTJ 2, but still finds itself imbibed with the kind of assured professionalism that is only permitted to those who have previously done enough to be granted a low-pressure outing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Spoon’s bravest excursions to date, brilliant and distinct in their own way.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    DAMN. remedies a lot of its predecessor's mistakes and gives us something better--a Kendrick not seen since Section.80, throwing tonally and stylistically inconsistent songs together in a desperate scramble to tell us just what the fuck he's feeling. It's slipshod, haphazard and rocky to listen to, and that's the Kendrick I've been missing for the past few years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The record still varies its tempo from time to time, resulting in some truly gorgeous gems.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    No matter what musical approach is being explored on Is This The Life We Really Want?, it never abandons being clever and lyrically adept.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this is the best album The Artist Formerly Known As Squiggle could possibly have hoped to make in 2006.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yusuf hasn't missed a beat, as this is still the same sound he made famous on 70s staple "Tea for the Tillerman" and later perfected on "Teaser and the Firecat", and while it's certainly not as impactful, I'm comfortable saying that "An Other Cup" comes pretty close.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most of these songs are melancholy and soft, waiting for a darkened sky to play to.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's about as good as Funeral and features some truly wonderful songs; although The Arcade Fire have certainly progressed, Neon Bible features everything that made them special in the first place, to even more epic proportions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Busdriver gives his best performance thus far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Back To Black is by far the best popular soul album I’ve heard this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, it can be a difficult piece of work and its dark themes may require a few spins to grow on the listener. Irrespective, Drums and Guns is a fine piece of work, Low's best since Things We Lost in the Fire.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Introducing Joss Stone has the sound of an artist who is beginning to go places, not of one coming from somewhere or standing still.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ranging from dense electronica to stark piano ballads to an amalgamation of indie pop, electronica, and concert orchestra, The Magic Position envisions a magical world where Wolf has everything he could ever want at his disposal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantastic lyrical concepts, an improved musicianship and the addition of an orchestra make Cassadaga easily the most enjoyable Bright Eyes album as a whole.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    23
    23 has a lack of contrast, and that is really its only flaw.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adventures is a record that is just as quirky as it is brilliant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no mistake this is NIN as usual, but [it is] an effortless, inspired, and unaffected Trent Reznor the likes of which we may not have had the pleasure of knowing for almost a decade and a half.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very fun listen.