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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Chopped & Screwed is an interesting concept that would certainly be fascinating to witness live. However, on record, it does not reach more than a curiosity frequently enough to make it worth many repeat plays.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The Wilderness isn't really a sum of its parts in that songs might sound okay, if not good on their own, but taken altogether it makes for an album that fails to make it off the ground.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Though the rest of the EP features both highs (the delightful "Bug," which sounds like it could be the prototype for which Williams bases all of his best material) and lows (the Weezer b-side material of "Poor Lenore"), the overall affect of Life Sux feels innocuous; an effort that will neither convert detractors or drive-away die hards.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The strange, yet awfully satisfying, collection of tracks certainly won't attract new listeners to the Gorillaz catalogue, but synth-infused pop tracks like "Revolving Door" or "Hillbilly Man" will appease most listeners.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Iradelphic is the sound of an artist who already had a trademark sound coming into his own while still breaking out of his crackly IDM shell.
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    What Did You Expect has its moments, albeit brief ones.
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    For everyone else, the predictable melodic twists and some truly awful lyrics will likely prove too much to endure.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    No Witch might not be a particularly ground-breaking album, but it is a significant leap forward for this band, and that's most definitely a step in the right direction.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    That two of the five songs are covers isn't a bad thing, but it does give the impression that this record's a bit of a throwaway: there are some interesting directions pointed out by the denser arrangements, but we'll have to wait to see how they'll realise them more fully.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Javelin’s sound has in fact undergone distilled changes, but the result is still a fun album that once again brings up the question of what could be next for the duo.
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    As brief as the moments of goodness may be, they’re lost in a sea of noise that becomes near indistinguishable when taken in one sitting.
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The songs are so masterfully constructed and the mood throughout so consistent that the key complaint must be that it has to inevitably come to an end; a sure-fire sign that an album is doing something right.
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Garden Of Arms is a disappointment, but by no means a failure; next time Peter Wolf Crier need to not only focus on how to make interesting-sounding songs, but how best to execute them too.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although Dreams Come True is prone to fading into the background at points, part of the beauty is the understated nature CANT upholds.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    They still may not make an incredibly fashionable brand of music, but this new record shows that they're pretty great at it.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There are moments where the album drags, and there's no one that's going to be declaring this a modern classic, but with this strong debut, Young Magic have cemented themselves as a band to watch in the coming years.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This album would not be selling or gaining attention if the band consisted of either of the aforementioned, proving that Share the Joy is nothing worth rejoicing.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's fun, accessible, at times completely unique, but ultimately it would have nice to hear Jr. Jr. challenge their own sound a little more on their debut album.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite the leaps and bounds that this effort makes songwriting wise, it just feels less unique than it did before.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For all its spookiness, Confrontations is ultimately a pleasant listen that goes down easy and doesn’t leave much of a impression.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The eclectic Portland, Oregon based quintet's 6th studio album is a return to form following last year's Destroyer of the Void, which, despite showcasing Blitzen Trapper's refined instrumental chops, came off as flat, derivative, and fatally overproduced.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Raven in the Grave isn't significantly weaker than any of it's predecessors, it's flaws are just significantly more obvious.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Tapes 'n Tapes will probably never again manage to capture the youthful, devil-may-care magic of The Loon--those times are passed. But Outside, with its handful of pretty fantastic tracks, shows positive signs that this band may not be the victim of early success that it once seemed destined to be.
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Aside from a few inconsistencies, the change in sound is quite revitalizing and proves that there is more to Royal Bangs than a serious case of musical ADD.
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