Beats Per Minute (formerly One Thirty BPM)'s Scores

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For 843 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Achtung Baby [Super Deluxe]
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Celebration Rock is in perpetual motion, driven by a visceral sense of urgency that most modern guitar music is so sorely lacking.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's No Leaving Now is one of the best albums of the year.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's the best album of its kind to come out this year and, perhaps even more significantly, Segall's best work to date.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The songs are expensive in their depth of emotion but comforting in their intimacy and alluring appeal.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With any luck, Wakin On A Pretty Daze will go down as a document to the workman he really is.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    All in all, Hopkins’ roadmap is splendidly plotted, taking the right amount of time to deliver you to your destination and showing you the detours you didn’t even know you wanted to see.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s one of the most gleeful and replayable debuts of 2013.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Where Music Has the Right seemed grounded in the real world (albeit a twisted recollection of such) and Geogaddi straddled the line between Star Wars and The Sandlot, Tomorrow’s Harvest finds the duo launching their sound into Lovecraftian orbit. And it sounds terrific.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Though it may seem like Vile tends to waver on just how he wants to be perceived, the lack of commitment is nothing if not intensely deliberate.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sometimes these lyrics are a bit stifling and confusing to place in context, but once more, these songs become something more due to Turner's impeccable vocal melodies.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The core of the album's success is its fantastic establishment of tonal environment--a brooding sexuality both sadistic and carnivalesque.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The album takes many of Malkmus' favorite indie and classic rock influences and creates something fresh and dazzling.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Strange Mercy is the lonely next door neighbour who could be just as popular if only you took the time to get to know her. Instead she is left to turn introspectively, which might not produce quite so brilliantly chromatic stories, but they can be just as – if not more – compelling.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dum Dum Girls always know exactly who they are, play on their own strengths, and leave the audience fully satisfied and happy to come back for more. Simplicity rarely sounds this good.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    At this point, it's hard to know what to let go and what to hold onto as a listener of M83, but regardless, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a pretty fantastic record.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite its short length, Kindred provides as much of an experience as Untrue. And commendably, it's a different one.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The record is 15 short vignettes about lost, unattainable, suboptimal, or just plain impossible love, and The Fields nail each and every one.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Ekstasis is a challenging listen, but a rewarding one.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Allo Darlin' makes this leap on Europe, resulting in an album that is subtly ambitious and surprisingly rewarding.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    When a flower blooms, it changes shape and appearance but not its biological essence; similarly, for all its subtle differences, Bloom avoids shedding the bittersweet swells that have become the duo's stock-and-trade.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Slaughterhouse is one of the most vital and animal rock records in a recent memory.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    TNGHT may clock in at under 16 minutes, but it's the most satisfying quarter-hour blast you'll hear this year.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The way your patience is so handsomely rewarded is what truly makes Lonerism such an engrossing spectacle.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Ocean Roar [is] a truly proper follow-up.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Torres doesn’t really feel like a debut, let alone something remotely self-released–the songwriting ability and surprisingly fantastic and natural production allow for this journal-esque story to get its due.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The duo retain a stripped down approach and it helps make each production choice and songwriting turn feel pondered and noteworthy, each track carving out its own identity and mood within a larger thematically consistent body.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lesser songwriters might stop there, and accept lyrical maturation as the only necessary step toward a sophomore effort, but Crutchfield also uses Cerulean Salt as a way to expand her sonic palette beyond the crackling acoustic guitar ballads that marked her previous work.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An aura of mystery and ambiguity hangs over Impersonator. The emotions and resulting thoughts are always present and felt, but their cause isn’t always clear.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    He’s fulfilled every promise made by Badlands and then some, and despite whatever depths of pain made such an eruption of shattered awesome possible, he’s managed not just one of the best albums of the year, but one of the most genuinely moving, as well.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There’s a wealth of sonic variety on display but the concise run-time--clocking in at a fraction over 40 minutes--keeps matters focused and thoroughly engaging.
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