Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,293 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 What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,293 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a triumphantly singular album that explores a space that only this band could have made.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As with previous efforts, Cancer for Cure pushes the sonic envelope of hip-hop beyond its contemporaries from the very start
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sister Faith may not be entirely consistent, yet in the long run it proves way more heartfelt and genuinely bruised than a typical hardcore punk offering.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is Happening is a marathon-length listen, as in, if you can find a way to deal with James Murphy’s silly, sometimes bizarre lyrical themes and grand scale tracks, it may be worth the wait.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ten Stories is at ease with its ambiguity and style-shifting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleigh Bells have crafted something entirely unique and that in itself is commendable, and the fact that they've done it with such a bold sound is all the more praiseworthy (or even surprising).
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can't help but admire the wondrous technicality of the band members, but I wonder if they could have deployed it in a more tasteful way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album as a whole makes for an unnerving, yet oddly rewarding experience which needs to be undergone by every fan of eclectic metal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Animal Collective at their finest folks, inviting everyone in to see them at their peak and loving the freedom that comes with being on top of the world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Yeezus is a challenging album. Usually when people say that, they imply that there will be a reward for closer listening, but I’m not sure that there is with this album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes The Blues is Just a Passing Bird is a quieter set of songs, and an EP that continues to reveal both the talent and ambition of one of the most exciting folk artists of recent years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Copia is Cooper’s greatest work to date, but it leaves even more roads for him to take.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The result is an album that is being asphyxiated by an extremely strong hand, and that proves to be the death of it all.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ eleven songs benefit greatly from the heightened sense of clarity afforded by the more spacious arrangements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Killing Time is another solid collection of songs from Bayside... Yet another base hit, but still no game-winning home run.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Shepherd's Dog proves that Beam is worthy of the attention that he is given and actually a brilliant musical mind rather than some guy who got lucky enough to make a great album in his bedroom.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Milk has simply made a completely unique statement in what is typically a pretty stale genre, and with Tronic he has confirmed his status as one of the best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it stands, it’s just another Vampire Weekend album, except the songs are less catchy and more sterile this time around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Down and dirty, it grooves by on soulful power chords and Carney's relentless hammering of his kit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tha Carter III is scattershot, which oddly strengthens its faults, as if any lull in quality means that the next batch of producers can just reset the formula.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    For now their debut release shows great promise, deftly combining the ferocity of punk with soul-baring lyricism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excessive, sexual, and catchy, UGK has crafted the most definitive template for the southern rap record. Sadly, it'll be their last.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very, very impressive album all around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghosts, at surface level, appears to be cut from the same futuristic mold with its uninviting and foreboding artwork and premise, but closer inspection finds album no. 8 to be the artist's most approachable album to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Target Earth is the speed, technicality and thrashy weirdness of the band's earliest album enveloped in a modern package that is also able to retain its own vibe and personality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    On Meir, Kvelertak prove that it's actually okay to play happy metal without appearing saccharine or contrived.