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 Nevermind [20th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
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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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    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
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    One of those rare, near-flawless works of art that only grows finer with age.
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    • 96 Metascore
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    Somehow, allowing it its true moment on the shelves has solidified the record's historical importance.
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    • 93 Metascore
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    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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    No one's asking bigger questions of himself or more from himself in music than Flying Lotus is. These records are the only appropriate answers and Until The Quiet Comes is his most accomplished yet.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fleet Foxes have become a band who will not stop pushing, who will challenge themselves to avoid stagnancy, who will work with both their instruments and their minds. Because of that, the audience is able to reap the fruit and feast on it together.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Both Ways Open Jaws will strike you as both new sounding and classic, as both fresh and rooted in tradition. Most importantly, it will strike you as a treasure, and probably, as the best album you have heard in a long time.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If, as the artist himself has recently hinted, Kaputt really does mark the end of Destroyer, then it succeeds as a triumphant swan-song.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fucked Up actively refuse any sort of definition, and David Comes To Life proves that they're more than capable of shouldering that burden.
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Burst Apart is full of wonderful little surprises like this, that add up to two big ones: that The Antlers didn't try to follow up Hospice by repeating themselves, and nevertheless, that they have delivered a more than worthy successor.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is the obvious notable contrast between Roberts' blunt delivery and the lushly treated instrumentation. But there's a pillowy negative space between all the divergent aesthetics that creates a resounding heft and felt resonance.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Shabazz Palaces have pushed the music forward, so that it once again can be raw, real, and unconventional.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's bold, cathartic, and essential; a candidate for not only one of 2012's best, but one of the most important records in all of American soul.
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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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Centipede Hz is dense and unforgivingly full-throttle--you'll find no "Loch Raven" or even "Chores" here – and home to some of the band's best and most involved lyrics to date.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though he can be likened to a number of classic singers, some of the all-time greats might I add, his work is his own and ultimately original in its identity.
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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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All Eternals Deck is as obvious in its quality as Darnielle is obvious in his earnestness.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results are just about as great as expected. Perhaps more than ever, the rapper paints the world of the faded, the dense and the spacey are a labyrinth for Curren$y's creation.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Rip Tide, though, never bursts at the seams, and never feels too slight. Each number in the collection packs weight, and repeat listenings allow all nine to unfold their unique beauty.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These tracks are sparse but airtight, haunting but unrelentingly gorgeous, both logical successors to the stunning second half of Aerial and completely unlike anything she's done.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's all dizzying and overwhelming, but the sheer brute strength of The Money Store stays tempered by a pervasive, unbridled sense of creativity.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ram's 2012 reincarnation sounds impeccable. Though the bonus tracks don't pack much punch, the LP's dozen original cuts, crowned by the breakthrough sensation "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey," arguably make this LP McCartney's seminal solo effort.
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a thoughtful and meditative affair with a meaningful and felt collaboration at its core.
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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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If any record of this relatively young year demands your full attention then Shaking the Habitual is it, as it opens up as a vast chasm of unexpected possibilities, and despite any possible subconscious misgivings, you’ll immediately want to jump in without thinking twice.
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