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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    AM
    AM is a pitch black party record, full of menacing pop and grimy, indelible grooves drowned in bourbon.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Comparing it to where they once were, somewhere middling between post-rock and meandering industrial ambient, the sound of Factory Floor is of a band that is now confident in their own original and entirely dominant sound.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dream River is as evocative a record as he’s ever made and that’s saying quite a lot.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    He achieves a lot with a little. He never gives us filler. He continues to innovate. He has provided us with a great album, one that is a sure sign his velocity has not been slowed.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is an unmistakably raw first album of ripe potential, and one of the more memorable releases of the early weeks of this year.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's rare that an artist finds a voice in the unsaid. You could call her loss our gain.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The whole thing sort of pops into existence, an idea and a testament, and instead of resolving, wistfully swoons into silence, all a dream. But maybe that's what Lennox was going for.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The effort put into creating the dark atmosphere is gratuitous, but in the context of the album it works perfectly. Add to this the fact that every song carries a killer hook and you have one of the must-hear albums of the year.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From epic opener "The Grey Ship," to the equally epic closing track "Red Star," Past Life Martyred Saints is an album that captivates, provokes, and pleases.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Any apprehensions about whether or not Cults could turn "Go Outside" into a successful full-length should be hastily put to rest.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Suck It And See is an almost seamless step forward, reaffirming the notion that the band's shelf life is probably much longer than initially estimated. More importantly, it proves they still have places to go.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    4
    So much talk of tempo and expectation must not overshadow the greatest triumph that 4 has to offer: progression.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hopefully Slave Ambient will do for The War On Drugs what Smoke Ring For My Halo did for Kurt Vile and place Adam Granduciel as one of the musicians with serious talent and songwriting acumen in modern indie rock.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The dead air that seemed to sometimes crop up previously has been filled or chopped out completely, creating a record with taut and purposeful momentum.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Here he has never sounded more confident and purposeful, building layered and incredibly rich compositions out of his blissful loops that more than justify the length they inhabit.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    By reaching every-damn-where he could, ASAP Rocky both sidesteps this pitfall and becomes one of the year's most exciting voices.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the more vocal complaints about The Weeknd's second mixtape was its lack of immediacy, which Echoes of Silence certainly outgrows.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tramp is simply her most fully-realized album yet, and that's all there is to it.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fin
    It has the potential to sidle next to records like Movements and We Are Monster as a genre classic, but it's just as assured to find a broader audience as well.
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All ten of the songs here are grandiose and muscular in the great tradition of Spiritualized songs.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Keepers of the Light is as much of a singular expression of the hardcore continuum as it is an exploration of it, but maybe the best way to soak in its two and half hours is as a richly constructed sound world unto itself.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a high point in his already illustrious career; a labyrinthine and ultramodern take on hip-hop that will likely age like a Cabernet.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Both in its challenging nature and its status as an emblem of everything that the Motion Sickness of Time Travel project has dealt in to date, it functions, without a doubt, as Evans most accomplished release of her career and one of the more accomplished ambient albums in recent memory.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Life is Good the most exciting Nas album to come around since It Was Written.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shrines functions just fine as a collection of Purity Ring's work thus far, but it also functions as a singular, cohesive artistic statement, a capital-a Album, and that's much more rewarding.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nü Sensae are one of the most formidable punk outfits working right now and Sundowning is the work of a band whittling themselves down to occupy the very tip of fury.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an album that ceaselessly overflows with love and a desire to reach out and relate, and it's this that makes such a heavy album so accessible and so resoundingly good.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    2
    2 finds Mac DeMarco growing as an artist, settling into a workman-like rhythm and puttering through some of the catchiest tracks of the year.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This kind of remaster campaign is normally reserved for albums that have had decades to sink into the national consciousness as is, introducing a shock-of-the-new, hearing-it-again-for-the-first-time element, and while the oldest of the Trilogy material has only been around for a year and a half or so, the differences in the new mixes can still be jarring.
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