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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Knocking out fun little songs at home with old friends is all well and good, but it isn't hard to imagine a little more effort and sincerity resulting in something a bit more enduring.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nice to see that Tokumaru has shaken what seemed like guilt about trying to make a playful world filled with as many toy-instruments as possible. It's unfortunate, however, that he has removed much of the emotional content that made his previous albums so rewarding on repeat listens.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The group who has created a sense of hype surrounding their sound did not deliver in comparison to past material that was praised so fondly for their vintage synth-pop sound.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All things considered, this EP seems to be breeding ground for experimentation and possibly be what's to come from a second LP.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is obviously a band that, on some level, is trying to switch things up. But for next time, instead of testing the water, Explosions need to take the plunge.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simply as an album, this is good stuff, and nothing can take away from that, it's only hard to forget how much more the man who brought it to you is capable of.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With more ups than downs, Was I The Wave? is a pleasant diversion with a small handful of truly inspired moments.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I remember how the Fiery Furnaces are always willing to take chances with their music; I wish Eleanor Friedberger had done the same on Last Summer. Instead, she plays it safe, weaving interesting tales to the tune of surprisingly average music. That's fine, but playing it safe rarely makes for a good story.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Two-Way Mirror is a good but flawed album, with plenty of things to excite, but a few things that can disappoint.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, the album is an above average collection for a band well past their expected use-by date; and with new blood injected into them, a world tour booked, and promises that they'll continue writing on tour, they don't seem to be stopping any time soon. This could be the beginning for a highly successful era of the band.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Remember, Girls are only on their second full-length album and certain missteps should be expected. What we do know is that an album that misses the mark for Girls is far better than the majority of music we come across on a daily basis, and that Father, Son, Holy Ghost is, above all, a fascinating listen.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The eclectic Portland, Oregon based quintet's 6th studio album is a return to form following last year's Destroyer of the Void, which, despite showcasing Blitzen Trapper's refined instrumental chops, came off as flat, derivative, and fatally overproduced.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if it isn't quite as organically endearing as their past work, Dracula successfully retains the same sensational personality that's made them such a must-hear act.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the clear motives with the themes in the album, the instrumentation fluctuates in a chaotic manner that makes it very confusing to listen to at times.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful EP deserving of repeat listening.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With much of the flash stripped aways from him, Craig Finn proves that he is a formidable songwriter first and foremost, and here we find him sitting on a stool and playing songs at his most comfortable.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a package on its own, Air's Le voyage dans la lune doesn't hit especially hard, but when paired with the historic film, they become a dreamy, fulfilling piece of entertainment and mystery.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This new release does function better as a cohesive work, but oddly enough they seem to have restricted their musical vocabulary even further.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's an album prime for some excellent live renditions, it's the tendency to brood too much or even approach tedium at some points leaves further room for the development of this sound.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delta Spirit delivers a handful of superb cuts that have the band taking a modest step forward.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's comfortably K.R.I.T., neither venturing beyond the most basic facets of his developing sound, nor sinking below the standard he's set.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boys & Girls is a short album that clocks in at 35-minutes over the course of 11 songs. But by the time it's done, you'll want to start it over again.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a couple speed bumps, Dross Glop is as solid of a collaborative remix album as you're going to find.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blunderbuss is a quiet album that that doesn't yearn, instead unfolding slowly, from an artist known for his stark music and desperately longing lyrics.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like everything else the Cribs have done, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull is a relatively easy album to like, with sharp melodies and catchy hooks. It's just held back by a feeling of indecision that permeates tracks whose parts seem to want to go in conflicting directions.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blessed with an old-fashioned FM radio charm, Here is a worthy follow-up.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Talent, when taken as a whole unit, functions exceedingly well as an album to scratch your daily dream pop itch, but when you try to take it as anything more than that it suffers.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rather than a cohesive structured debut effort that was the product of a cooperative band, you have a Frankenstein-ian melding of cast off parts.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Soft Pack's knack for a no-tassels hook is what ends up making Strapped worthwhile, and it works best when they tighten the screws and keep it concise.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like last year's A Frightened Rabbit EP, State Hospital lacks some coherency in style, but its brevity makes this less of a problem.
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