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 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since Incubus' comeback turned out to be a flop, there is certainly a large gap for another rock band to take up the mantle of the act who successfully straddles the artistic and commercial crowds, and with In The Mountain In The Cloud, Portugal. The Man have placed themselves right in it.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure X have crafted a dream-like (think more Galaxie 500 and less Beach House) tapestry that is as difficult to derail as a freight train once it builds up relative speed.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Once is certainly a singular release and not a direction for HTDW's future (though more of this stuff wouldn't be unwelcome), but it's still moving in a way that is completely individual.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like the way the organ music builds and builds, Krug seems to open up more and more, making the end result most definitely worth the effort.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Creature Marling has delivered something that has her own personal sound throughout, but still manages to explore both lighter and darker territory.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iTunes Sessions does it again with a rewarding little surprise that none of us were really anticipating, but are plenty glad to add to the collection
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What can I say? It's just a really f*cking good rock album.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An Argument With Myself is nothing short of spectacular at any length, crowning Lekman as one of today's most fascinating and gifted musicians.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Year of Hibernation doesn't rocket into the stratosphere so much, it's still an exemplary debut.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's reassuring and delightful to have a debut this excellent to cement her place.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Narrative beauty and endless energy is abound, but you're going to have to play make believe to find out.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It manages to sound familiar while sounding entirely new, all the while making it clear that this is a sound only Lambchop could create.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs are probably Jurado's most ambitious portraits yet in terms of ideas and eclecticism.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's big, open, cavernous, so much so that it feels like it could swallow you entirely, and so you let it because it's comforting, warm, and safe.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    52 minutes is a pretty damn lengthy runtime for a debut synth-pop album, but TRST flies by.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The change-ups between choruses and verses are less rote, and along with Goodman's ability to write good hooks, there isn't too much that gets in the way.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghosts, Monolake's eighth record, is one of his most approachable and organic outings to date.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crafting an album that's bold and expansive but manageable and narratively sound is no easy task, and that's exactly what AU have done.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ugly is so rich, so dense, so full that you forget there's just three of them.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the many Heartbreaking Bravery will help rekindle an interest in Krug once more.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything on 151a is mixed so that every sound is waiting to be heard. Every cherished moment is ready and waiting for you to hear it.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not quite a masterpiece, but its successes are both grand and numerous enough to suggest that the next time Chromatics come around, they'll likely be delivering one.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thoroughly enjoyable from front to back, Heaven oozes confidence and polish.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Lex Hives serves the same purpose as just about every Hives album thus far: dance, let yourself go, and have a good time.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rinse Presents: Brackles is one of the strongest and most immediate full-length UK bass debuts in some time and one that exceeds the promise of a young producer's previous potential.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's ambitious, diverse, unique, and tonally and aesthetically complex.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's modern sounding, and everything seems to fall into place; the lyrics, the concept, the music, the band chemistry, even the booklet artwork is great.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each of these tunes, including the classical inflected "Fish With Broken Dreams" (the earliest track, ostensibly recorded when Maus was 19), hold up to the standard of his previous studio efforts, perhaps even surpassing some of the filler from his two earliest LPs.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's exceedingly confident with what it does and it spins a very individual and emotional tale that's more than worth investing in.
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