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 Achtung Baby [Super Deluxe]
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Nocturnes rates better as an album that sounds better with time, as opposed to Hands’ sugar rush appeal. However, it also retains an uneven quality that can make getting through Nocturnes feel like someone trying to drag the party on a little too long.
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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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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Alpers' maintains her sense of individuality in her music while taking her sound to a whole new level. Listeners can rest assured that this album will not disappoint.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    12 Lines is enjoyable enough to be worth its existence without seeming rehashed and a solid improvement over his debut.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The timbre or the texture of the sounds they make is worth noting while working through Smilewound, but hardly worth returning specifically for.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It’s as carefully and intricately produced as anything the group has managed to date, but with a blinding vibrancy added to its tonal pallet and outlook.
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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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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Overall, their 2010 self-titled CD remains the best starting point for new listeners, but Occupied With The Unspoken nonetheless makes for a fine addition to the Thrill Jockey catalog.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By endowing his demos and bedroom meditations with a sense of hopeful purpose, tempered by a resolute knowingness of the world around him, Juul has made Somewhere Else something quite special--a sometimes hesitant but ultimately warmly inviting record to cling to in this waning winter season.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Worship [is] an occasionally solid, but ultimately forgettable affair.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It may not be the most instantly appealing of albums, but with a little time it proves itself to be more than its title suggests.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    With their influences in the right musical zone, we could be hearing some great things from Jacuzzi Boys in the future. Sadly, this release proves that they're not quite there yet.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's not a bad effort at all, showing their ability to craft songs that are consistently solid.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you're hoping for change here, give up now. Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager is also presented in five acts, and again has no real structure to justify them.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Maybe they don't care, but ultimately, without any variety or ingenuity on any future albums they might make next, Monotonix might be forever stuck in a rut with nothing to do but party hard.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite I Break Horses' songs being dense, the range of instrumentation that they use is slim, and therefore the use of these tools repeatedly is going to result in some expectedly less-inspired moments.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Regardless, even the harshest of words are unlikely to stop this album from being a success. And that, well, is kind of depressing.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Trust Now doesn't have the earnestness or perhaps shear quality of songwriting as Shadow Temple, and it feels a bit homogenized where its predecessor felt cohesive.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ssss is absorbing techno to listen to and proof that well written music outscores clever production tricks any day of the week.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's their breakthrough album and shows that with focus and confidence, the future could be pretty exciting for The Maccabees.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No matter who else we see in his work, this record stands on its own in terms of how it plays for the listener.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful EP deserving of repeat listening.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    GB City is a solid debut, proving Bass Drum of Death as capable agents of both the blues and garage traditions.
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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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Embracism is a record that’ll grab you and bring you close, but also one that won’t hesitate to push you away with a gut punch and expect you to take it like a man.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not an album that immediately reveals itself, but when it lets you in it’s hard to find your way out.
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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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Are You Falling In Love? is a difficult record to dismiss, or forget.
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