Mixer's Scores

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For 110 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 90 Bunkka
Lowest review score: 30 Slicker Than Your Average
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 110
  2. Negative: 1 out of 110
110 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's his lyrical earnestness that makes his decidedly British experience so universally appealing. [Nov 2002, p.76]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their sound is remarkably fresh, for the kaleidoscope of samples from as many eras as vinyl has existed not only add musical credibility, but also add a depth to this extremely fun album. [May 2001, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the toughest music yet from the six-member crew, Phrenology may also be their best work, characterized by a powerful, head-nodding groove that carries through the entire album. [Nov 2002, p.78]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This kind of sonic bravado is truly impressive. [May 2002, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The album's sole fault (if you can call it that) is a tendency to stick with sure-fire classics. [Aug 2002, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As endearing as early Ween. [Jan 2002, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the most part, Geogaddi only hints at new directions. But then, if it ain't broke, why fix it? [Apr 2002, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Embraces edgy live instrumentation that adds a preferred rawness to the trio's unique brand of urban jams. [Jan 2002, p.73]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever and catchy at every turn. [Jan 2003, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Multi-hued melodies flow like lava and threaten to swallow foothills of funk. [Nov 2002, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By using his hip-hop chops to express some next school emotions, Shadow comes up with something that doesn't just sound new, it feels new. [Jun 2002, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Intelligent, rugged and moving, Lost Tapes is everything Stillmatic should have been. [Dec 2002, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work of exquisite, afterparty brilliance. [Oct 2002, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever drops some intense audio warfare that (dis)colors tech-house with fierce new wave, electro, industrial and punk hues. [Nov 2001, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hip-hop record brimming with soul and artistry. [Jan 2003, p.74]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone interested in thoughtful, moody downtempo instrumentals will definitely enjoy this. [Dec 2002, p.76]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not for the masses, but a treat for those turned on by the erratic tendencies of free jazz. [Sep 2002, p.75]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most thought-provoking hip-hop albums in recent years. [Dec 2002, p.75]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minimalist yet incredibly expansive. [Jan 2003, p.74]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Layo & Bushwacka! could have pieced together a compilation of their bountiful peak-time material (and easily sold it), they chose to expand their artistic scope by revisiting the art of the proper artist album. And in those terms, Night Works works wonders. [Sep 2002, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You get the impression that the sound is simply a synthesis of all the things he has listened to and enjoyed. [Nov 2001, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Isn't as ambitious or effective as the trio's genre-smashing debut, but it should still keep dancefloors and mosh pits sweaty all year. [Jan 2002, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Riding a delicate balance of acid house and electro, Machine Says Yes is as cold as it is hot. [Dec 2002, p.76]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Release slowly unfolds with a sparse elegance, resonating as the detached dance-popsmiths' finest complete album in a decade. [June 2002, p.90]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's amazing that a band renowned for studio wizardry can succeed at duplicating, much less eclipsing, its magic onstage. [Jan 2002, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atmosphere creates hip-hop that is more than the sum of its parts. [Aug 2002, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darker and edgier than their past venture. [Oct 2002, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The textured ambience is a simple, sumptuous recipe that is not wholly unprecedented, but certainly welcome. [Dec 2002, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An eyes-closed, head-bobbing masterpiece. [Oct 2002, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everybody Got Their Something has something for almost everybody... [Jul 2001, p.86]
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