Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,349 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Lowest review score: 10 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
1,349 music reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Confident and complex, it's a standout debut from one of the most promising artists of the last few years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is easily one the band’s best album and possibly the best album of the year.
    • 74 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far
    Regina has basically mastered everything else too; it's hard to see her making a wrong move anytime soon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's the very definition of a grower, and this record has something Born to Die never had: more reflection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With every compilation, tracks are bound to fall flat. However, the turnover rate is relatively low, making Dark Was The Night so refreshing and ultimately a worthy purchase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It stands well alongside any classic Springsteen record you can mention.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Her best effort yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gemini, Her Majesty easily manifests as the album you expect and deserve from a group of consummate pros like the Rx Bandits.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Hazards of Love is shockingly good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a fan-pleasing alteration in style and 'no-filler, all-killer' logic, the outfit have churned out one of the their most widely appealing efforts thus far, not to mention a staple release for stoner rock in 2013.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Silver Wilkinson is a more streamlined yet enjoyably disparate record.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Without over-embellishing it at all, you won’t find too many albums in the quintet’s chosen genre that betters the quality, consistency and diversity of Nerve Endings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s all memorable, and it’s all worth listening to again and again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listening to the joyous simplicity inherent in the album's mood, you get the feeling that love, for all its pitfalls, really is the simplest thing in the world to feel; you need only to be inside your house, the city without, the falcons overhead, the days stretching off into the future, and listen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Prisoner' is unquestionably a captivating LP where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, since the cohesive nature of its songwriting is clearly intended to suit a beginning-to-end listening experience and enhance longevity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Dope Body have managed to modulate their sound without watering down the characteristics that made them unique in the first place. In consequence, Lifer is a ferocious record that deftly coalesces noise rock with early grunge and psychedelic flourishes. It's a trip down memory lane well worth taking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio have stepped up their game in every aspect, coming out with an instrumental album that's dexterously performed, often inventive and always compelling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Broken Bells is the crown jewel of each musician's discography and is a necessity for fans of either one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find any real faults with Eisley's latest album, The Valley.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rousing vessel in which Wolf has finally had the chance to channel his newfound zany confidence into his most extravagant and captivating record yet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn’t as much outright variety as there was on Impossible Past, but there are subtle refinements that make Rented World perhaps the most musically solid album the band has released.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is something brand new and completely unexpected.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exo
    [A] thrilling and possibly definitive album, it's impenetrable, multifaceted, and irrepressibly imaginative.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Minaj’s latest release is a complicated being, one that might never sit easy, but the layers she provides for the listener to peel through provide for an engaging and ultimately satisfying experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In keeping with Givers' multi-dimensional aural assault, it only makes sense that vocals would also come from multiple sources. While drummer Kirby Campbell occasionally lends a hand, it is predominantly Guarisco and Lamson who brilliantly deliver the boy/girl dynamic on show here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's pure pop gold to be found here, but also envelope-pushing alchemy that turns these songs into unforgettable aural expressions of joy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    All You Can Eat is easily the band's funniest and most diverse offering to date, their confidence coming out in full force this time around.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The point is that MAYA has to be taken as it comes, culture jam and all, and it's precisely at this point that it works out to be one of the most refreshing albums to hit the shelves in a long, long time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On paper, not a lot differentiates Saintseneca from the glut of indie-folk bands that saturate the scene. Unlike the rest of the crowd, however, the band offers up an unparalleled sense of wonder within each song.