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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The album's top heavy, and its finest moments come when T.I.'s able to look past himself, whether it be to attack the legal or education system. The rest is frustratingly mixed.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Clark and Byrne are never fully on the same page. Instead they ricochet of each other, flying off on miniaturized tangents that never stray far from home.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While Ship has a few compelling moments, it's mostly lethargic and sinks into its own monotonous haze.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Soft Metals shows a ton of potential, and each track is polished with care, but it is hard to overcome the album's mostly simple pattern.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An ambitious concept, but not fully executed, Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World is stuck somewhere in-between.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The levels of electronics that come in and out subtly, but skilfully, on the album's best songs are an indication of how much time Jason Drake has put into them. It's just a shame that this shines light more intensely on the songs where he didn't.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With this mixed bag he's likely cemented his reputation as a MC that was blessed with a sack of classic beats for his debut, now just a rapper like the rest of 'em.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    FIDLAR are still young, and they sing about what they know; never on the album do you feel like they’re presenting themselves as anything other than what they are, and this is why the album is enjoyable despite its repetition and simplicity.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This album will make for a perfectly amicable spring soundtrack, but in terms of a long-term shelf life it's be hard to imagine Candy Salad making it through the sweat and debauchery of the summer festival circuit in one relevant piece.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    This is an artist that certainly knows how to kick it in, but you spend most of your time waiting for it.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Fair play to them for expanding out on Kids in L.A. and finding appropriate inspiration, but I dare say that the emotion that brought the couple together seem to be their deepest well of inspiration.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    With some great tracks, and some tracks that are only just okay, Brilliant! Tragic! is definitely worth listening to at least once or twice this summer.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There's half a very good album here, the rest is just a few clever musicians having some fun.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    CAVE have clearly done their homework in terms of musical influences, but I'd love to hear them spend less time droning in their footsteps of their forebears and more time actually crafting something new.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The record too often seems unsure of itself, the band uncertain of their ability to make this style of music conform to their rules rather than vice versa--a shame considering how talented Craig and Drennan are when it comes to melody and song.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overall, Ceremonials leaves everyone's opinions of Florence + the Machine in stasis; if you loved or hated her before, you'll still feel the same way, if you were unsure, you'll still be unsure.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Tinsel and Lights is at its best during its most Christmassy moments, which in the context of everything else, feels a little ironic, as Thorn sounds like she's trying to avoid the holiday for the most part.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Instrumentally, every song here is impressive, but the singing is pushed to the fore on the majority in an attempt to instigate a hook, which is only occasionally successful.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    As it stands, Beak & Claw gets an A for effort but considerably lower marks for execution.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It’s surprisingly how unaffecting and mediocre most of it is.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    So, for now we're left with another Noel Gallagher album that continues in the same trend of most of Oasis' output, trying to be something greater than it is. But hey, at least it's better than Beady Eye.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While Comedown Machine drags itself through a number of dead zones (most notably the dud pair of the title track and “50 50”), there are moments where they recapture some of what made them a great band.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    As much as Mice Parade’s previous releases seemed to be insular statements, Candela is simply stretched too thin, with too little of Pierce himself in the music.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Off the Record, despite a few promising tracks, never provides a strong enough reason for listeners to do anything but go back and admire what he accomplished with Kraftwerk.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Although working your way through the album can feel like trudging through the shit-stinking mud in the tunnels beneath the streets, there are glimpses of lights that break though from the surface, like manhole covers left exposed.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    As a whole, the album's sound suggests that of a band on auto-pilot, one that's not so much invested in recording new material as it is in simply going through the motions of recording new material.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Much like a good wine, the album mellows out and becomes better.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    I know the band can write damn good songs and they have proven that before and prove it here, but until they address the main problems (the still heavily reverberated vocals for one) or really venture out into something different (there is life beyond pasting snippets from philosophy lectures) I think history will keep repeating itself for these guys.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On Gimme Some, Peter Bjorn and John abandon the experimental sound they'd been developing over the course of the last few years in favor of flavorless alt-rock that falls short of the bar set by Falling Out.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By itself, Mountaintops is a big, dry album that doesn't move you anywhere.
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