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 Life's Rich Pageant
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
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    Ultimately, the legacy Pinkerton leaves behind is it being one of the most emotional and raw albums ever made. It's an album that many can relate to, even if you're not on the same level of crazy as Rivers was back then.
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Somehow, allowing it its true moment on the shelves has solidified the record's historical importance.
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    • 94 Metascore
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    Comparing him to other rappers is pointless: there are other guys with much more technically-sound flows (although Ye is as wickedly funny as he's ever been), but nobody else possesses the combination of hubris, imagination, neuroticism, and drive it takes to make a record like this.
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    • 93 Metascore
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    Time has only been kind to Life's Rich Pageant, and, hopefully, not much more time will be required to it to take its place in the rock and roll canon as the practically perfect album that it is.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The bonus material on discs five and six of the box set (which also includes Achtung Baby's severely underrated 1993 follow-up Zooropa and two pointless discs of remixes that likely won't be of much use even to die-hards) only serve to illuminate how much had to go right for the album to be as good as it was.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sunbather is a future classic, no matter where you pigeonhole it, and that’s the mark of a true sonic masterpiece. Black metal, not black metal, just call it what it is: perfect.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In addition to being one of the year's most soberingly bleak R&B releases, Channel Orange is also one of the prettiest.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of those rare, near-flawless works of art that only grows finer with age.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Handsome almost in spite of itself, The Idler Wheel is poignant, nuanced and quietly unforgettable.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's too bad it couldn't find release on a major, but still a victory. Yet, that doesn't make this album, as Saigon once declared it, the best record of the last 20 years. It makes it a good one.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Loud City Song is a true achievement from Julia Holter. Nary is there a hook on the album, but the richness and vividness that she brings to the songs musically and lyrically will hook you more effectively anyway.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bad As Me is yet another sensational landmark on the long, well-traveled path of a man who simply refuses to age.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether approached with the utmost skepticism or the most fervent zeal, m b v proves itself not merely a reputable album, but a spectacular and unforgettable experience.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just be thankful that the new Swans are as clever, as terrifying, and as proficient in their craft as presented on The Seer.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RAM can oftentimes feel scattered, too ambitious, or too similar to the era it’s working from, but, in the end, it’s an album held together by that palpable reverence.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With Celestial Lineage Wolves in the Throne Room have managed to craft a seamless and moving record as well as exceed the potential they'd previously left unfulfilled.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    [A] sprawling, at times impenetrable, but most outstandingly, engaging ramble.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The Italian duo have put together a timeless and beautiful dance record that slides easily to the top of 2012′s best.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's an album that continues to unpack itself after half a dozen listens--as beautiful as it is detailed.
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dimly lit, lo-fi hybrid, Shake takes its cue from some of Harvey's most successful past works, but has its own uniquely brash textures.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    To be fair, she's still in the process of resurfacing, rather successfully actually, and Body Talk is a fine dance-pop album.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Though the album now comes with studio polish and masterful songwriting, W H O K I L L still feels like an underground tape, challenging the listeners with oddball melodic choices.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver settles itself around a more narrative structure, letting the baroque arrangements move from one destination to another.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this is sound of two dons recognising their rightful place at the top of the summit, surveying their kingdom and proceeding to piss all over it. And it sounds fucking glorious.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eagle is definitely Marling’s most considered work, and most of that comes simply from the fact she’s stripped away a lot of the decoration, and yet ultimately it feels easy for her, if not a little predictable.
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