Sputnikmusic's Scores

  • Music
For 1,302 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 And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Lowest review score: 10 The Weirdness
Score distribution:
1,302 music reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s rarely a song here that isn’t beautiful: Fortino’s sense for gorgeous melodies, both instrumentally and vocally, simply shines throughout.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remarkably devoid of pretensions, Free Your Mind is a dance record boiled down to its most essential, body-shaking elements, and the purest distillation of Cut Copy’s music and their ethos yet.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its obtuse rhythm and the inevitably impenetrable lyrics, Om offer their own truth, one with many questions and answers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By all means engage yourself in Tomorrow, In a Year, for the prize at the end is one of the essential experiences of the young year. Just understand the scope of the expedition you’re embarking upon before you go.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Our Earthly Pleasures, in contrast to the water-tight radio punk of its predecessor, overflows with ideas, even if it’s to the detriment of the material.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s a sense of the theatrical blended in subtly among the very genuine declarations of self that pepper the rest of the album.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bedlam in Goliath is simply an immense album.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its hyperactive tendencies and its scale there hasn't been another record released this year as gorgeous and completely owned by a band as Everything.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mylo Xyloto proves that Coldplay are quite simply the best pop band in the world, bar none.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a concept album, it's halfway to becoming an amazing cycle. There are a few flaws and the second half of the collection to worry about, but so far, Thrice has produced another stunner.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    OneRepublic’s latest effort proves that they are at the top of their respective genre, and it may be time to stop looking at them as the prince waiting-in-the-wings and finally hand them that goddamned crown.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arrows and Anchors is a masterpiece. It takes the wonder of El Cielo, mixes it with the heavy prog of Tool, and goes all [insert Mike Patton project here] in its weirdness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Circus is a top-rate pop album that, with a little bit of justice, will be afforded the same sort of longevity as her brilliant early singles.