Beats Per Minute (formerly One Thirty BPM)'s Scores

  • Music
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 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excavation is vivid and physical, each moment meticulously and purposefully crafted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here, Lopatin excels at what he’s been doing since his first release as Oneohtrix Point Never, and what first brought us to him: drawing feeling out of the digital realm, instead of just channeling it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is why Dye It Blonde is truly a success: the band have moved from the garage noise-rock sound to a much more atmospheric one wherein the noise is harnessed into multiple layers of melodic instrumentation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With Ritual Union, the band forges their own path and does not take the easy way out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It is the bravery of the album that is its greatest triumph.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Open Your Heart is incredibly intricate and technically masterful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The resulting album is one that is deceptively simple, a send-up to the aggressive cultural awareness of old-school rap on the surface, filtered through a hundred different post-apocalyptic scenarios, musical and lyrical.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There is so much to both genuinely appreciate and enjoy on Swing Lo Magellan that it makes you wonder why these have to sometimes be exclusive ways to experience an album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I Know What Love Isn't is more than a great pop album – it's the most singularly rewarding statement from one of the more uniquely gifted songwriting voices of the past decade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The album is a widening and a deepening of the style we've come to expect of Walker – but it's also got elements of a brightening of that sound as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The material here is as strong as we've come to expect from this band, but its pleasures aren't nearly as surface-level as even Kid A's. The best way to judge The King of Limbs in the long run may simply be to hope someone spurs Radiohead on in this direction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It makes its own statement, and it does so with the level of maturity and succinctness that we've come to expect from Hecker, an artist who has well earned his place as a leader amongst his peers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Yeah, Gang Gang Dance's idea of accessible and pop-ready is just as trippy and emotionally affecting as ever. Now, you can play it in the car on a Friday night, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's dark but inspirational, catchy but never kitschy. Most of all though, it's honest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Biophilia is Björk, the sum total, and this album is her continued claim to the throne as the monarch of avant-pop.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bad As Me is yet another sensational landmark on the long, well-traveled path of a man who simply refuses to age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a great pop-rock album because it doesn't feel the need to be anything else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With a heavier reliance on piano and this newer emphasis on these samples, it's an astounding achievement in a young career already marked by solid works.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's definitely a taxing listen. But it's also one of the most cohesive and powerful records to come around in a long time, and it doesn't tire after multiple spins.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Anxiety matches the emotional heights and immediacy of the music Ashin was inspired by, but what arrives from his limitations--as a singer, as a DIY-ist--adds to the record a personal foundation and raw authenticity no amount of budget could erect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If there’s anything Mr. West finds completely alien to his person, it’s restraint, and Yeezus is the perfect, chaotic, and ultimately uncompromising dive into this world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Though it’s hardly labyrinthine--these songs proceed in pretty much a linear fashion–Slow Focus immerses the listener in an aural landscape that offers so much to explore.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Loud City Song is a true achievement from Julia Holter. Nary is there a hook on the album, but the richness and vividness that she brings to the songs musically and lyrically will hook you more effectively anyway.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Is she singing lyrics? Hard to say. But these songs are unquestionably emotive, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were actually prayers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver settles itself around a more narrative structure, letting the baroque arrangements move from one destination to another.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While Skying is not as large a leap forward as Strange House to Primary Colours was, it's still the work of a band firing on all cylinders, and an exceptional offering from a group that, out of nowhere, is quickly becoming one of the most exciting young acts around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's said that Lamar's goal here was to prove himself capable of standing alone. Well, in certainly one of the greatest critical understatements written, he's done it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's a simultaneous show-of-hand that somehow compliments that emotional weight rather than hinders it. It's that weight that gives these compositions durability, and considering how naked Acab leaves his samples, some staggering life. All said, it's really the bottom line here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An insistent, vital, full frontal assault.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Their identity is hard to peg, and its just this that allows the music to completely possess the forefront, that makes it such an engaging, entertaining, and, perhaps most significantly, fascinating listen.