Mixer's Scores

  • Music
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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 90 Drukqs
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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An eyes-closed, head-bobbing masterpiece. [Oct 2002, p.86]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of Squarepusher's trademark schizophrenic d'n'b beats will enjoy the title cut.... Other tracks completely disintegrate into severe experimentalism, changing from music to art-sound installations. [Oct 2002, p.81]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More Michael Caine chill than Sean Connery cool, but equally suave. [Oct 2002, p.88]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A lukewarm tribute to '80s industrial music. [Sep 2002, p.80]
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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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Emerson's] absence has liberated rather than weakened Hyde and Smith. [Sep 2002, p.74]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darker and edgier than their past venture. [Oct 2002, p.80]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As good at home as in the clubs, the Beings don't compromise integrity for catchiness, managing to offer healthy helpings of both. [Sep 2002, p.76]
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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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He has come into his own as a tech-savvy songwriter who can make the sampled-bits, live horn sections and real string arrangements speak for him, not louder than him. [Nov 2002, p.79]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you liked previous Nightmares On Wax material, this one won't do it for you, as Evelyn's music has grown more vocal-based and less "stony."
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultra Sex represents everything that's great about electro. [Nov 2002, p.78]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The well-produced sheen of Gusgus' biggest club hits may be gone, but longtime fans should be open-minded enough to accept these mostly interesting, and danceable, explorations of techno's funky roots. [Sep 2002, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album straddles old-school R&B, hip-hop, adeep house and anything else that illuminates Jeff's mad production skills. [Aug 2002, p.79]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its simple structures create memorable and identifiable songs. [Sep 2002, p.76]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a document of solid, if not always spectacular, post-modern hip-hop that dips into soul and R&B, Trinity is worth the money. [Aug 2002, p.82]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album will wear thin on short-attention-spanned listeners who need their dance albums dosed with a bit more variety. [Aug 2002, p.79]
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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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daybreaker is Orton's ultimate heartstring-pulling concoction. [Jul 2002, p.80]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A freakazoid musical pastiche. [Oct 2002, p.83]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some songs do morph into mere mood pieces... but Charango remains a fine return to form. [AUg 2002, p.80]
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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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cutesy factor may necessitate an insulin shot before repeated listening. [July 2002, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep, dark and dirty affair. [June 2002, p.88]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Heathen is as much Tin Machine as Outsider. [Aug 2002, p.79]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The boys are as competent on straightforward dance tracks as they are on Verve-esque pop-rock cuts. [Jul 2002, p.80]
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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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    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    David has composed 10 songs that work together as a concept album. But for everyday listening? Well, that's a somewhat different story. [Jun 2002, p.87]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of sheer brutal force. [Jul 2002, p.79]
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