Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 199 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Reality Testing
Lowest review score: 60 LP1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 199
199 music reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not 100 per cent coherent, but especially if you get the bonus instrumental disc you'll find proof of an important talent spreading his wings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An oddity, sure: but a fun one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results, all shimmering synths and echo effects noodle along on 4/4, often for the best part of seven minutes, and we can't help but feel that some of this has been done before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fin
    There's no distinct personality to be heard, or the kind of dynamic ideas that could give it the ability to totally dominate a room.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Love School Of Seven Bells and The XX? You'll like this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun, if a little two-dimensional.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly it's party music, pure and simple.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Funchess' extraordinary voice will get much attention, but this is the full package.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MST
    Atmospheric, intriguing and emotional.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unashamedly one-dimensional, this mix will continue to divide.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even when the groove lessens, doubters are liable to be persuaded by their innate knack for epic choruses.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a largely dejected and sombre affair that is perhaps only for those of a darker disposition.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sticking with a winning formula can be commendable, but this is pales in comparison with past glories.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming, understated record.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their darker second album leans more towards mid-80s baroque-pop.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another patchy long-player from a proven producer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They’re solid tracks though few approach his greatest moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite falling short of its higher-octane predecessor, this difficult second album isn’t without its moments.
    • 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’.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A richly listenable collection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At points it’s utterly lovely--you can’t beat the combination of strings and Tony Allen’s drumming--but at others it’s slightly silly.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A texturally rugged selection with plenty of technical dexterity along the way maintains a bumping tempo--in turn, completing a solid trio of mixes themed around one of the Capital’s leading residencies.