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 The SMiLE Sessions
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Guitars jangle, piano keys ripple like they've been recorded from a jaunty saloon session while vocals harmonise and lift the spirit of everything around.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The band has only strengthened their propensity for catchy, melodic pop hooks, and they come one after the other like a best-of Lite-FM programming block.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    We're treated with music that demonstrates a perfect niche between pop-accessibility and zany experimentation.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    [It offers] up some of the most melodramatic songs Los Campesinos! have recorded to date.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's the broader story through which Undun gains its strength; through the musings and rants of Black Thought and Dice Raw (who, this time around, has near as large a presence as the group's leader).
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Another excellent sort-of-post-dubstep EP from a relative unknown making use of thickly nocturnal synths with distant and obscured vocal samples.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Hive Mind is confident in finding a throughway and becomes as much a joy to listen to for its toy-box experimentation as it is for its head-nodding immediacy.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    My Head is an Animal is a highly impressive debut that's full of emotional lyrics, lush, diverse instrumentation, and a powerful and dynamic male/female vocals.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The set might get a little long in the tooth, even in its individual parts, but on both parts Shackleton is treading fresh ground in a whole different solar system than the rest of dance music and all its various eccentrics.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Oshin is undeniably a record tailored for driving around with some friends in the dead heat of summer, but the music also packs a range of raw emotions.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It has clearly come from a very damaged part of Angelakos' psyche, but Gossamer is a step up in sophistication and songcraft, and one of the year's stronger pop albums.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This record definitely ranks up there with Offend Maggie and The Runners Four in regards to its emotional immediacy.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The end result is a quieted, more suppressed record that steps delicately from one note to the next and shines even more of a spotlight on the twin vocal sentiments of longing and crumbled romance.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The end result is a quieted, more suppressed record that steps delicately from one note to the next and shines even more of a spotlight on the twin vocal sentiments of longing and crumbled romance.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Nocturne proves that Tatum is firmly at the centre of the Wild Nothing universe, and around him orbits his dreams, influences and abilities, which seem to stretch out infinitely.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Punk Authority sounds too accomplished to be the product of mere caprice.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Dadub have crafted an LP with depth and subtle yet grand-scale dimension, adding another excellent release to the Stroboscopic Artefacts canon.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Since Savages have cultivated such a politicized aesthetic, it’s hard to divorce the concept behind the art from the art itself, but Silence Yourself delivers if you are willing to submit to its unflinching authority.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This album finds them going all-out in swashbuckling revelry for the most part, and it suits them better than anyone might have expected.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one of those albums to throw on and leave on while you accomplish something: it won't demand too much of your attention, but none of it will bore you.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band delivered a tight album with hardly any missteps. It might not have been worth the seven year wait, but it's a really enjoyable album nonetheless.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, beneath all of her oohs and la la, is a dark-blue and starry expedition, a true passion for two musicians that really just permeates straight through the glittering guitars and infectious, harmonized choruses.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arcade Dynamics still might not be for everyone, but singles like "Hamilton Road," "Art Vandelay," and "Killin' the Vibe" should not go unheard.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take the strong songwriting, add the excellent production by David Barbe, and the tight and first rate playing, and you've got an album that truly showcases just how skilled and versatile the band is.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He Gets Me High is definitely worth a listen, if not a purchase.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their last album was a solid shoegazing experience, but here, there's just something special about the progression of their songwriting and pop instrumentation that feels just right and the band seems to be comfortable with their own music, like they finally seem to belong.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a damn good 10 track record, boasting noteworthy turns by its guests and laudable production, but for how long will it spin until the next one comes around? Curren$y has finally found the following he deserves; one can only hope he preserves his moment, rather than squander it.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing Is Wrong sees the band not only avoiding the often-discussed sophomore slump, and rising to the challenge and delivering a far more accomplished record than their first; one that should make the band into one of the biggest and most respected in the current americana/folk rock community.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SBTRKT's debut is an impeccably produced record that exemplifies an engaging mixture of soulful vocals and intricately layered electronics.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, When Fish Ride Bicycles won't convert any naysayers, but for both fans and those new to the group, this is a tightly-crafted showcase for the unique sound and style of The Cool Kids.
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