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 The SMiLE Sessions
Lowest review score: 18 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 843
843 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Two of the more prolific musicians of our time have come together to put out eight interesting tracks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The songs he thinks up are somehow both resonate and impossible to anticipate--old and new at once.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With Passage, Exitmusic has turned in one of the more ambition, evocative, and engaging efforts of 2012.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Handsome almost in spite of itself, The Idler Wheel is poignant, nuanced and quietly unforgettable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While nearly everything else is still top tier pop music, but the Englishwoman leaves herself some room to grow. For now, Devotion is one the year's most promising debuts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Total Nite comes less than a year on from Children of Desire and feels like a natural continuation of their sound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Each track posseses different sounds, colours, styles and textures, but they combine to make an odd but strangely appealing whole.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this is sound of two dons recognising their rightful place at the top of the summit, surveying their kingdom and proceeding to piss all over it. And it sounds fucking glorious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is the kind of album you just throw on to have fun. If anything, it proves My Chemical Romance don't need to be eccentric or theatrical to put out an enjoyable record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If anything, Apollo Kids is the biggest reason to get excited about Ghost in years; putting out a seemingly rushed disc, he's outdone much of his recent work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Yes, it's clearly obvious what Yuck's main influences are; they're placed very firmly on the band's sleeve. But with sounds that tie the band to modern indie as much as alt-rock, Yuck have crafted something incredibly refreshing, and more importantly, good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    He remains an original, talented musician with his influences worn firmly on his sleeves; a contemporary proving that the past is still very much relevant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Raekwon knows what he does best, and while this may not be as grand as his last, he does just that here, to the fullest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Crystal Stilts find a way to make you care, though, and that goes along way with music this raw and rapturous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The album is his most consistent and complete, finding room for singer-songwriter-type country, alt. country, harder rock and soul within a single record, while retaining a sense of direction and cohesiveness, as well as heart, soul and a satisfying emotional connection between artist and audience .
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Katy B shows she's a vital voice to the smaller UK bass scene and her pop imbued form of garage has enough substance and personality to back her play for something bigger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Much closer to Z than Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket proves that a leap back can sometimes be a step in the right direction, even if we end up "right back in the same place that we started out."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Thematically, Born This Way dances between fantasy and fiction and plays out like an autobiography; every track and moment weaved from the DNA and life of Gaga.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If they stick to the melodic folk at the core of their best songs, that fateful open-mic night could be the beginning of something really great.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Gloss Drop may be a less solid and coherent album than Mirrored, but it is still a remarkably promising follow-up. As always, the music is cerebral, engaging, technically stupefying, and utterly original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In the end, Sun And Shade proves far more complex than the label of psych-folk would indicate, to the point that its small flaws are easily forgivable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    New Brigade is over in about 23 minutes, and each second feels well worth your time. Though the band can get sloppy at points, perhaps even a bit repetitive, Iceage have crafted some very memorable tracks here; and more than anything, New Brigade shows that this band has much more to offer in the future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rainforest is an EP and it does leave the listener wanting. It works as a sort of mini album, finding enough variable direction to point toward a future template for Clams Casino with a myriad of aural directions when he does decide to craft a full-length.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Featuring generous heaps of falsetto and sparse, jagged guitar licks, Fruit Bats' Tripper plays as a spectral highway romp that pairs jaunty folk-pop ditties with effervescent pop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    They're not reinventing the wheel, hell they're barely even reinventing themselves, but that's a good thing on this occasion, as they've created an album that will appeal to fans both new and old.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    They deserve every bit of success this album brings them, simply because A Different Kind of Fix is one of the most accomplished albums of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a lovely, weightless set of songs from an artist whom we can now reasonably assume is capable of producing consistently great music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Mount Wittenberg Orca is uniquely and charmingly straightforward.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a spatial and musical theme across the whole of Impossible Spaces and it's perhaps the record's most deserving triumph.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    We Stay Together is Andy Stott's second LP of 2011 and it's easily the heavier, more defined, and arguably better of the two.