Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,222 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 R.A.P. Music
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,222 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Deafheaven’s second outing is wondrous celebration of boundless ambition and pure artistic vision.
    • 92 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs are fun, intimate, personal, and at times simply epic.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s safe to say that, Person Pitch just might be album of the year (so far, at least).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While m b v is a record that is more than capable of standing on its own, at the same time it also sounds exactly like the sort of thing that we might have expected My Bloody Valentine to produce two decades ago, and this noticeable lack of allegiance to the present is perhaps the most potent thing about this entire revisionist affair.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Seer is everything we could have hoped for--it is Swans, standing proudly and unabashedly at the top of their game after nearly thirty years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This album is a swirl of pure emotions and grandiosity, but is never overbearing, never feeling like anything more than your own personal score. Thus, it’s completely brilliant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Whether or not you’re a fan of their earlier, grittier material or their newer, more polished recordings, Is Survived By is a massively engaging and surprisingly triumphant record, and you cant expect anything but for them to continue to add to their ranks of love-moshing fans with an album that is just so damn solid.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rich and intelligent, it's a welcome blow of muted midnight compulsions, swimming in its own tides against the sea of bombast and extravagance that's taken root in recent years. Underwater dance music at its finest.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There’s all the verve and naked empathy of the best of his classic rock forebears, with none of the bombast or contrivances. Lost in the Dream is a long record, to be sure, yet it never overstays its welcome.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Killer Mike and El-P release a short, 33-minute record absolutely brimming with ten of the hardest bangers known to man.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Time will tell if "Cosmogramma" is the most definitive moment of his career, but at this point it seems the realm of electronic music is open for Flying Lotus to be the next big visionary of his genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the construction of it all that's so perfect: that the music can follow, this time, but still be what Grizzly Bear are all about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By listening to What Does It All Mean?, you're giving yourself a vital history lesson, a blast of fun, and above all, some 130 minutes of fantastic music.