Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,596 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 Origins [EP]
Lowest review score: 10 8
Score distribution:
1596 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Major/Minor is just another testament to Thrice's ability to do no wrong.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire album is a collaborative project, in that sense; yet each song acts like a personal journal entry, documenting Justin Vernon's experience back with the living, after being with the ghosts of memory for some time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    England Keep My Bones finally gets the combination right and stands right alongside Love, Ire and Song as one of Frank Turner's best works.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretty much, Say Anything offers more for fans and opens up the Say Anything sound for new ‘users’ to come and enjoy. It’s the perfect balance of a step forward and a redaction to a more “safe” sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it's a lengthy record, at just over an hour, it's a rewarding one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bedlam in Goliath is simply an immense album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far
    Regina has basically mastered everything else too; it's hard to see her making a wrong move anytime soon.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make a point of hearing one of the angriest, most intelligent, and subtly hopeful albums of 2012.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Option Paralysis equivocates the maturation of musical ideas over the Dillinger Escape Plan's storied career, as Miss Machine and Ire Works are currently looking as mere test samples leading up to this point. In all, Option Paralysis is a work of art, but don't think for a second they've gone soft on us.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their most accessible record both musically and lyrically.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exo
    [A] thrilling and possibly definitive album, it's impenetrable, multifaceted, and irrepressibly imaginative.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lisbon is an album from a band finally using the full palette of their talents to adapt and come out the better for it, and that's a pretty picture to behold indeed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tomboy is every bit as good as it promised to be, and more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By combining these previously worked on sounds in new ways Thursday have created an album that is not only new and unique, but also unmistakably their own.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go Tell Fire to the Mountain and WU LYF by extension soar on how excitingly singular they are; I want nothing more than to love this, just this, forever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s safe to say that, Person Pitch just might be album of the year (so far, at least).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rousing vessel in which Wolf has finally had the chance to channel his newfound zany confidence into his most extravagant and captivating record yet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that Blue Lambency Downward while sonically easier to comprehend has become Kayo Dot's most diversely opinioned album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Harlem River Blues is Justin Townes Earle's crowning moment. It's relaxed without being tiresome, vintage without being gimmicky. Most importantly, it's great. The songs are great, the lyrics are great and there's not a weak song on it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listening to the joyous simplicity inherent in the album's mood, you get the feeling that love, for all its pitfalls, really is the simplest thing in the world to feel; you need only to be inside your house, the city without, the falcons overhead, the days stretching off into the future, and listen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The point is that MAYA has to be taken as it comes, culture jam and all, and it's precisely at this point that it works out to be one of the most refreshing albums to hit the shelves in a long, long time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What truly elevates Relaxer for me is that it finally feels like Alt-J is extending their creative reach.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You, You're a History in Rust is nothing short of an experience; emotional enough to take the listener on a journey, and subtle enough so that not a moment of the record feels contrived.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is perhaps the most unforgettable work of her career.
    • 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.