Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,359 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,359 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album almost has a mix-tape esque feel to it and the staggering amount of guests has much to do with this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Volta is a strong album with memorable, remarkable tracks that have great variety, so much that the album loses cohesion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Release The Stars, if not a step forward, is at worst a side-step en route on to a knockout album.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its a richly textured, layered, and almost earnest stab at everything this artist ever attempted to do before, all rolled up nice on one album.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some listeners may find the album samey or too similar but one aspect of Mirrored that can't be disputed is that it is a unique album with little to no similar peers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The production quality does most of the work here, because when you listen, everything seems relatively simple. And that’s not a bad thing by any means.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ma Fleur is a triumphant return for The Cinematic Orchestra.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of these tracks are listenable and easy to digest- some are just notably better than others.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The material is of a consistently high standard, nary a clunker in the bunch, but while many will be surprised by Send Away The Tigers, few will be bowled over.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are all songs that you would have trouble getting out of your head, and It Won’t Be Soon Before Long is the second coming and establishing factor of Maroon 5 as the pop band of the century thus far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy Tiger is at least Adams' best release since Love is Hell and it may even be the long awaited successor to Heartbreaker.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Desire is an amazing record the story of Monch and his recording career is admirable in its own right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Taranta! is easily the group’s most accomplished effort to date, and an exciting prospect of things to come.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Stage Names, despite being dense, is rarely difficult and is probably the band's most accessible effort to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kala is definitely a song-based album, but, that being said, the songs fit together perfectly, and even more surprisingly, they’re all good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands, Liars is an appropriately titled, highly worthwhile piece of work that the band and any of its fans should be extremely proud of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Andorra strikes out further, reaching deeper into Snaith’s box of musical curiosities which are, at once, tasteful and fruitfully tawdry. Phantasmagoric and stunningly organic, another crowd pleaser for fans of Daniel Snaith’s aural hallucinogens.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Animal Collective is a completely different beast on Strawberry Jam, and it’s beautiful at times, it really is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When contrasted with the tide of other like-minded electronic albums released recently, Simian Mobile Disco’s effort feels fresh and vibrant and with an execution that consistently delivers on simple but fascinating ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drastic Fantastic achieves success due to its near-perfect composition and construction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not a weak track here, and on close inspection each song could be singled out as a highlight if debased from the album.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cohesive and complete album in the world of Southern rap.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music within the album has many sides to it, and the execution gives each aspect enough emphasis to add to the sound without creating clutter or over saturation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Chase This Light takes the pop rock sound of their latest albums and perfects the style, complemented with Butch Vig’s flawless production skills. Again, the choruses sound bigger and catchier than ever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No World For Tomorrow is Coheed doing what they do best; writing an excellent album, where the songs combine for a bigger effect together than they do individually.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's consistently great stuff--this is among the best hip-hop albums of the year by my reckoning.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall the album is consistently strong and evenly balanced between sexy club tracks and sexy pop tracks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor complaints aside, pound for pound and song for song, Unbreakable may just be the best pop album of the year so far.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough brewing under the sedated surface to make Hvarf-Heim (and especially Hvarf) a satisfying listen.