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
    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you give the album the chance it deserves you will be rewarded by one of the strongest LPs you are likely to hear this year.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Immediately striking on Sepalcure is the grace and fluidity with which these songs are constructed. The album's fifty-one minutes fly the hell by at a breakneck downhill pace and while these songs are infinitely busy they never find themselves reaching or crowded.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The strongest album of their career thus far.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Without a dull moment in sight, Reep has succeeded in creating something of an ethereal masterpiece.
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    These twelve tracks are full, they're self-aware, they're straight up funny, and it's these traits that immediately separate Father John Misty's folk-rock from what Fleet Foxes do.
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Absolutely perfect, sun-soaked pop.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    WIXIW is simply a Liars album that exceeds expectations and throws a sonic left curve that not only impresses, but reminds us how talented this band is.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    America is an album in two halves, once again separate but together, a side of individual tracks and a four-song suite that inform each other even as they generate tension by nature of their disparity.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While at this stage of his career a new Dylan release may only be heard by longtime listeners, it must be judged against all music. Even by such lofty standards, Tempest succeeds enormously, placing it not only in the upper half of Dylan's catalog, but also with the better submissions of 2012.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Cut the World is compelling enough to change the way we appreciate the world and its sad beauty. There's simply nothing that sounds quite like this.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A tangled and glorious mess of aggressive glitches and clipped synths and stuttering beats and hints, shadows, and fragments of tunefulness.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    New Moon has extended the the group’s realization of their own freedom.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s rare to find a lyricist so honest and a vocalist so earnest, and when put into song it seems to Houck as if every word is vital and cathartic and necessary.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Tunes are built slowly and satisfyingly, ebbing and flowing into oceans of ambient sound. Through these layers, though, shine frequent flashes of utter brilliance.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Kveikur is the band’s noisiest and most muscular record yet. The variety of experience it offers not just from Valtari, but from the band’s entire catalogue, means that it stands among their best.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s one of the young year’s best all-out rock records, the kind of fantastic full-length that some kid in a garage will one day look back to themselves, maybe when plugging that guitar in for the first time.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With these influences placed front and center in their tunes, Weekend runs the risk of being written off as a derivative clone; as a band more interested in replicating their heroes than building off the foundation they laid. Fortunately, Weekend has enough personality to ward off this unfair label.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While there may not be a song to soundtrack an Amazon advertisement in this bunch, it'll work nicely to soundtrack bleary summer nights–probably for years to come.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In contrast to the self-aware grandeur and show of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Quik's done much the same thing he did in '91: put out a great rap record, plain and simple.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Veering from their signature alt-folk ditties chronicling the immediacy of transference and love, The Errant Charm presents a dense rendering of that blissful numbness promised by a life of aloof detachment.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Goodbye Bread may not change the face of music, cause, y'know, it's only rock 'n roll. But it's damn hard not to like it.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In any case, Leave Home is no doubt one of the most gut-punched and brain-addled rock rock records to arrive in quite some time.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Heavy, lyrically well-tread and packing a mean proto-motorik groove, from start to finish it has an automotive heartbeat with both eyes on the horizon. It is the sound of Wooden Shjips finally bringing it on home.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As the record unravels those far-reaching human touches, supported by the more grounded electronic elements, become the emotional sticking point with a surprising amount of staying power.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Thursday continues a linear narrative that House of Balloons started and its far from an afterthought or epilogue.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pinch & Shackleton stands as both artist's most accessible and perhaps best work.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Some might lament the lack of tension in this album, but when the music's this beautiful, who needs it?
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The only caveat to Themes is that its stark cohesion demands a single two hour sit-through to soak in the weight of its patient, holistic, slowly-unfolding approach.
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