Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,212 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 Echoes of Silence
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,212 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Historical Conquests is astonishing for its depth of exploration in the folk genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Terje’s cocky, frisky songwriting skills shine, and It’s Album Time easily clears the high bar the producer set for himself through his remixes and EPs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s that vital connection between Lorde’s present-day ruminations and the uncanny way her music hits on such a fundamental level with all that dirty, romanticized nostalgia that makes Pure Heroine such a success beyond "Royals'" ostensible aim of looking down its nose at the Miley Cyruses and Taylor Swifts of the world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So once more, the Dodos feel fresh, a little bit more thoughtful, and every bit as happy to get us tangled up in ourselves. Of course there's color to No Color. It's just this time there's black and white and grey as well- colors they've never used before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, An Imaginary Country is probably Tim Hecker's most accessible album. In a way, the record bridges together the elements heard on previous albums, only without regurgitating old ideas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Diamond Eyes is wild and serene, and I can honestly say its Deftones' best album to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be an especially immediate album, and is definitely not one which can be listened to as background music for fifty minutes, but its slow-burning qualities turn what initially may seem a little messy, into a satisfyingly cohesive release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At once highly inventive and unabashedly fun, the album showcases the trailblazing pop star at her most expansive thus far. M.I.A. adroitly capitalizes on her established style, embellishing it with moments of genuine intimacy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    These two seemingly disparate parts combine in an off-putting but refreshingly rough-and-tumble way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    New Again feels focused and sure; the band sounds confident despite yet another lineup change.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s so perfectly and lovingly written and produced, recalling everything that made you fall in love with the band and their life affirming sound to begin with.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What makes Repave different is that it’s the result of multiple creative minds at work, and that synergy is what makes the record so invigorating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Carrier, finally, brings that emotional subtext to the front, and the result is a Dodos record that is thrillingly translucent and crushingly intimate, almost uncomfortably so. It’s love and loss, as straightforward as you please.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    John knows what he does best and that's exactly he delivers, every damn time like clockwork.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A passionately resonating, electronic-underscored tour de force that somehow never betrays their true essence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You, You're a History in Rust is nothing short of an experience; emotional enough to take the listener on a journey, and subtle enough so that not a moment of the record feels contrived.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Havilah will remain as yet another great record from one of the most talented acts currently playing rock music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    England Keep My Bones finally gets the combination right and stands right alongside Love, Ire and Song as one of Frank Turner's best works.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deacon nips the synthetics that allowed Spidermanâ??s sandpaper production to grate, opting instead for smoothly textured layers, a trick that strengthens a brilliantly executed dance album into dramatically structured art.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go Tell Fire to the Mountain and WU LYF by extension soar on how excitingly singular they are; I want nothing more than to love this, just this, forever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tomboy is every bit as good as it promised to be, and more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Two Suns then is everything it could have been--a worthy follow up to Bat For Lashes’ Mercury nominated Fur & Gold... and so much more. Here and now, take a trip, you just may come out enchanted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In its execution, the record is near flawless, an essential distillation of the sounds of Gonzalez's youth, nostalgia and melancholy and happiness all mixed up into a sparkling pop stew.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feed the Animals, despite its tentative start, is chocked full of the same bombastic booty-shaking moments that defined "Night Ripper."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is good because Letlive know their strengths here, hooks and Butler, push both ahead to the front, and come out with the best eleven tracks of their career thus far, easily.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For its new fond feeling and its quick animal stride, t offers something that we can all be swept up in, and all from the moment "Animal Life" gets close.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is much more of a traditional rock record than anything else Frank has done, and that’s a good thing because it means that it’s probably the most consistent album he’s made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretty much, Say Anything offers more for fans and opens up the Say Anything sound for new ‘users’ to come and enjoy. It’s the perfect balance of a step forward and a redaction to a more “safe” sound.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the soundtrack to every want and desire, and every wish and memory--but most of all, it is simply beautiful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Sarah and Josh have created a very well-written balance between depth and melody that sets them apart from many pop acts that are around today.