Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,294 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 High Violet
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,294 music reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Can was light years ahead of their time, and the ideas they present in Tago Mago and sequential albums are still incomprehensible even in today's eclectic and varied music scene.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's totally different from everything he's done while still being perfectly, irrevocably Kanye.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What results is another quality release that cannot help but make music fans excited for what this gifted outfit are to bestow upon us on their next offering.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Deafheaven’s second outing is wondrous celebration of boundless ambition and pure artistic vision.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Underoath hits it they hit it well, and Lost in the Sound of Separation is still a very good record despite its faults.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Change is what led them to write the album they needed to, and in turn, left us listeners with the album we needed to hear. Change reminds us that we didn’t know Every Time I Die like we thought we did--but they sure read us to a tee with From Parts Unknown.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Channel Orange Frank Ocean has proven himself as one of the most significant artists in popular music today; his next effort will definitely have the potential to be a genre classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, there is little doubt that listeners will enjoy The Satanist, because it provides in copious quantities what has made Behemoth a staple in the extreme metal community for over twenty years, while keeping their shortcomings to a minimum.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is all about being strong. It reaches out and tries to help make sense of it all. It's a comforting empathy. The stories are intensely personal but are so easily transferable beyond their original inspiration.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Archandroid is everything her fans had been hoping for and then some; Monae has earned her place at the forefront of black music in 2010. This ballsy, funky, and furiously intelligent album is pop as everybody wishes it would be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That an album can match enjoyment with artistic merit in a year that has largely seen albums go one way or another is a joy in itself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jama Ko is, for twelve of its thirteen songs, political in the best way, using a deeply focused aesthetic both to engage with and as a momentary escape from the social environment which produced it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Freed from the aesthetic demands of an odd-couple partnership, Big Boi (Antwan Patton) improves on the standard set with 2003's Speakerboxxx, an ostensibly solo work crystallized inside a double-album set, delivering a record that's rigidly focused and almost uniformly strong.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    St. Vincent is a challenging art pop album that convincingly balances the beautiful with the ugly, and ultimately stays human despite its futuristic leanings.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although there exist exceptions, like the gorgeous “Used” (in which Monroe drops this corker: “Used, like a house where a family lived until they died and there’s a soul in every room”), the record as a whole slithers into a sort of unsatisfying middle ground.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best parts of classic rock find a home in Holy Vacants without ever seeming forced.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is perhaps the most unforgettable work of her career.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Merriweather Post Pavilion is heartbreaking and heartwarming, and you can either disregard what is one of the most pleasing, enjoyably rich and rewarding releases of the past decade or you can rally with the rest of us, and clap, and sing, and blare it through the earphones on your iPod because we are still all the things outside of us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II demands worship and solidifies Raekwon as one of history's best with a continuation that exceeds his original debut in every way imaginable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is the sound of an excellent singer, songwriter, arranger, and, I’d argue, thinker translating those strengths into some of the most stirring music you’ll hear this year. Loud City Song may not be loud, but the echo it makes is unforgettable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best albums of 2008, Dear Science, is an album you can ramble on about for nearly 600 words before you realize you forgot to mention 'Golden Age,' arguably the best song on the album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I can't rate this as highly as I hoped I'd be able to, a song like "Felt Just Like Vacation" seems like what this band is and has always been, different though it is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In some ways the album works better as a slightly blemished and broken piece, because like its protagonist it exits quietly while still leaving so much to say, and it's those pieces of work that weeks later are still being debated over that stand the true test of time.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Converge has become synonymous with consistency, and the band's latest effort proves that after seven albums they still have what it takes to put their listeners through hell in the best kind of way.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a pang of guilt does he sample his former self, like a torch carried to its final flicker of illumination. And to hear all that, to be able to almost feel that happening, is to bear witness to an artist working at the apex of his talent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Wildlife was a great leap forward, and Rooms Of The House further evolves their sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exit is a classic, a refreshing and rewarding experience that is sweet and euphoric and brilliant. Exit should make Tokumaru a star.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Emma, Forever Ago is a heartbreaking and heartwarming album that ventures deeper than the its simple history could predict.