Sputnikmusic

Sputnikmusic, or simply Sputnik, is a music website offering music criticism and music news alongside features commonly associated with wiki-style websites. The format of the website is unusual in that it allows both professional and amateur content to co-exist, distinguishing it from similar music websites such as Pitchfork Media and Tiny Mix Tapes, as well as collecting and presenting a wiki-style metadata database in a manner comparable to Rate Your Music and IMDB.

Over time, the site has come to be established as a credible source, earning mentions in mainstream print, becoming a featured reviewer on Metacritic, and being used as a news source by other websites. As a general rule, the staff writers tend to focus on new releases; however, any user is welcome to submit a review of any album that has been officially released. All genres of music are covered by the site, with dedicated subsections for metal, punk, indie, rock, hip-hop, and pop; an 'Other' section also caters to electronica, jazz, reggae, trip-hop, classical music, and soundtracks.

The musical focus of the site's staff has often been on non-mainstream artists, with the likes of Burial, Kidcrash, Cynic, Kayo Dot, Off Minor, and The Tallest Man on Earth performing strongly in the staff-voted Best of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 features.

Read more about Sputnikmusic:  History, Reviewer Stratification, Rating System, Community Forum

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Sputnikmusic - Community Forum
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The Unraveling - Release and Reception - Critical
... Control magazine positive Punknews.org Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 The Unraveling received generally favorable reviews ... about the whole country" and the album could be "a contender for debut of the year." Sputnikmusic's Davey Boy commented on the use of film takes in the album, with the opening to "Alive and Well" setting "a ... The Sputnikmusic review stated the album slowed down toward the center, and that "these tracks are arguably better in the moment, rather than being memorable" the review of ...
Fortress (Protest The Hero Album) - Critical Reception
... Club (A) AbsolutePunk.net (82%) Allmusic Alternative Press Now Punknews.org Sputnikmusic Fortress debuted at #95 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of 7,600 copies, also managing ... Tyler Patrick Munro of SputnikMusic states "The album improves on everything established on Kezia (right down to the much more natural sounding piano codas), and it does so without ... Hanson, also reviewing for Sputnikmusic, writes "ith Fortress, Protest the Hero have almost shed all of their past imperfections and crafted something really special," going on to ...
Emergency & I - Reception and Legacy
95% Pitchfork Media (2011) 10/10 PopMatters 10/10 Robert Christgau A− Rolling Stone Sputnikmusic Tiny Mix Tapes Sputnikmusic 5/5 Emergency I received overwhelming critical acclaim ... gave the reissue a perfect 10/10 with a "best new reissue" designation," while Sputnikmusic's Robin Smith rated the album "classic" with a perfect 5.0 ...
A Sense Of Purpose - Reception
... link Chronicles of Chaos link Pitchfork Media (7.0/10) link PopMatters link Sputnikmusic link Sputnikmusic link A Sense of Purpose has received generally positive reviews ... we’ve seen from a metal band." In a scathing review, Sputnikmusic's Adam Thomas wrote "...A Sense of Purpose shows getting rid of what was intrinsically In Flames, the harmonies ...