Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,322 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 Earth Rocker
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,322 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She
    It's not only a testament to her sheer persistence as an artist, but also a powerful soul record that showcases her remarkable vocal talent with a concise collection of expertly performed songs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It makes for a surprisingly fun and varied record. Yet, that's not to say that the record is without its foibles. The biggest problem is Die Knowing never comes into its own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Angels and Devils is a triumph of anguish, needles and monsters and evil in aural form. Be warned.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Celebration Rock is near-perfect in what it sets out to do: making people happy, bringing them together.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, TNGHT is a tremendous and kaleidoscopic introduction to a dream production duo that has already turned heads (HudMo has spent the last few months keeping Kanye on point), and it shows that TNGHT has only just begun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Us
    As it stands, Us lies at a precarious crossroads of self-help preaching and black history compendium, succeeding at neither and exposing a serious disconnect between lyricist and producer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hebrews is a wholly new kind of album for the band. Is it cheesy, over the top and a little too saccharine? Yeah, but the first two of those apply in spades to the first couple Say anything records anyways, and honestly I’d rather have someone singing sweet nothings to me when they’re in their 30’s than try and continue spewing venomous bile that they haven't believed in since their early 20's.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's certainly an all-encompassing, monolithic piece of work, an album that'll make a bunch of people suddenly relieved that there's another Swans album, in a we've missed you kind of way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Old
    While each song has a solid musical backbone, it’s Brown’s narratives that make the most profound impact, and move the album forward.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s obvious Hospice is an album Silberman made for himself, one that we’re just privileged to listen to and enjoy. So sit back, listen, and consider yourself lucky, punk.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ab-Soul performs well in this complementary role and shows how versatile he really is, almost a west-coast amalgam of Brown and Kanye West, yet still a slightly weaker and more inconsistent sum than the parts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's his freest record, musically speaking, and in its bloodstained lyrics, which run the gamut from cautionary to vindictive to self-loathing, it opens up a side of White that previously has been impenetrable, wrapped up in his own self-mythologizing persona as he was.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal record by a band at a creative peak that's as fully realized and as utterly terrific as the myriad other peaks they've hit during their brief but already illustrious career.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thus when taking in Attack on Memory as a whole, it sounds as if Cloud Nothings are, despite their best efforts, a pop band at heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With their eighth studio album, Yellowcard anything but disappoints.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disambiguation clearly shows that Underoath are still very much the same well oiled machine that brought us Define the Great Line back in 2006 when they firmly established themselves as the kings of the scene, even if that title is somewhat constricting and misleading as their music transcends its given tags and connects with their fanbase at a deeper level, regardless of belief structure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Primary Colours still left any doubt, Skying makes it certain that The Horrors have moved on from the shadow of the (unfortunate) title of being NME darlings and into a realm where their future releases become something to mark on the calendar.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Talk of pretension aside, Rival Dealer is an important piece of work, a genuinely astounding and jaw-dropping release that deserves every pair of ears it can find.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indeed, Grinderman 2 is actually a far more listen-able record, with far more replay value, and this is what I'll remember when I find myself nostalgic for the dumb simplicity of the first album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Amerykah reveals its considerable depths and strengths, and invites the listener to invest the time needed to explore them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The thing is, despite their participation in the bustling, creative and innovative 90's scene, Majesty Shredding might just be their best album yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lyrically potent, melodic, and danceable piece, make sure to cop one of the best records the year has to offer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Hunter is the album that shows that as long as Mastodon stay true to their selves, they have the creative wherewithal to not only endure but keep themselves in the spotlight for years and years to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swim is quite dark; this is definitely pop of the bedroom sort, and despite Snaith's vocals usually being indecipherable, buried underneath hissing drum machines and meretricious synths, there's a pervading sense of intimacy to the whole thing.