Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 397 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Leftism 22 [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 50 Darker Than Blue
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 397
397 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With only six new songs (and just seven tracks in total), it could have been a longer trip.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming, understated record.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Love School Of Seven Bells and The XX? You'll like this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it’s hard not to view the five solo instrumentals as some of the strongest work here, overall Getting Closer is well worth some private investigating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you stop trying to hear it as grime, and listen to it as a sci-fi movie of an album, a classy electronica dream journey through a high tech Orient, then that gloss becomes a strength, and it really does stand up on its own.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This debut from Tinie Tempah producer Labrinth sits comfortably in the Kanye West school of autotuned mid-youth crisis, yet this album isn't without merit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sticking with a winning formula can be commendable, but this is pales in comparison with past glories.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another patchy long-player from a proven producer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its length, it's not pushing any boundaries: it's smooth and sweet, with nothing to give you nightmares, but as a piece of high-class chillout music, it works very well.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their darker second album leans more towards mid-80s baroque-pop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The squelchy synths and intergalactic funk of the record's first half stand tall, but at 20 tracks long, it becomes a tad tiresome at the halfway mark.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Directional swerves are admirable, but make an uneven set, especially as the material from their first three albums has more palpable sparkle than the rest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although some of the arrangements and electronic embellishments are lavish, there are few obvious peaks and troughs apart from the epic throb of ‘Thea’.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even when the groove lessens, doubters are liable to be persuaded by their innate knack for epic choruses.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Is it a fun, well-selected mix to throw on at a party and dance to? Yes. And, sometimes, that's enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Groundbreaking it may not be, but Huxley brings a touch more class than some of his contemporaries.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As culturally diverse as it all is, it’s the tonal depth of the assembly that creates an engaging synergy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It can be difficult listening, but stick with Prinz's half-spoken vocals and Horn's snaking basslines, and your reward is an album of raw, rhythmic energy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This remix compilation is a Who's Who of the electronic left field, but doesn't quite retain the character of the album.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They’re solid tracks though few approach his greatest moments.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sometimes great, often fun, but mostly quite confused, it’s not a focused LP--though it’s certainly an expression of the oddness of 2014.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MST
    Atmospheric, intriguing and emotional.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’d be nice to hear voice and production crack and cut loose even more--but he’s heading in the right direction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it is, the high points still make this essential, but shorn of a few tracks, this album would be so much better.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The less fluffy tunes are the best: ‘Elevate’ and ‘Go All Night’ both have old-skool house elements and a jacking groove that mean there’s more to this LP than a collection of festival sing-alongs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    During the more hurtling crescendos the arrangement gets a little cluttered and abrasive, but on the whole, Walking Lines is a notable addition to the shoegaze category.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While you could argue that Soul Clap have made better tracks than the 13 on offer here, there's no doubt that EFUNK is an enjoyable party album filled with jovial invention and several major tricks up its sleeve.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unashamedly one-dimensional, this mix will continue to divide.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LP1
    There are some excellent tracks here--‘Lights On’, ‘Two Weeks’, ‘Pendulum’--and her talent is obvious, but the men at the production desk could perhaps have been braver.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly it's party music, pure and simple.