Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 193 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Xen
Lowest review score: 60 Until Now
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 193
193 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is a cerebral and arresting follow-up forged in harmonious invention.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not always easy, but definitely worth it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's gone several steps further away from standard dance structure and into abstraction and ambience here – and it's all the better for it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are like a retrospective charting 25 years of innovation in UK club music.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strangely fascinating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call their style what you like, this is a luscious record.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tomfoolery may alienate some listeners, but across all genres of music, few concept albums have been crafted with such a level of infectious invention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sound of a master at work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Turbines has them sounding more like a band and less like a studio project, but around their psychedelic boy-girl harmonies, circling guitar lines and insidiously weird lyrics, there are still plenty of analogue gurgles and swoops and strange, dubwise production finesse
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With total belief in their worth, they re-introduce stylings seldom seen on contemporary dance albums, where mood and atmosphere too often trump melody and songcraft.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is skull-crushing, claustrophobic and wonderful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether its impish character makes for a consistently engrossing listening experience is questionable, but it has moments of brilliance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a new album with real depth to play on repeat, with horns, pianos and cowbells to spare, this is it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is some of Willner’s most enriching and captivating work yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The finest moment is ‘Fantasie Mädchen’, a manic banger on which Gudrun Gut provides borderline psychotic vocals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still puzzling, but for the most part very lovely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, the hybrids hold together: as their No. 1 single ‘Feel The Love’ has shown, this may well be an experiment with the mainstream that pays off big time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greene has spoken of striving to create a paracosm himself with his lyrics, although his stoned drawl often renders them indecipherable. Still, they add to the sunlit, woozy, mysterious world that Washed Out has built.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Ron Morelli] actively dislikes clubs--but he’s managing to infiltrate them with this insurgent electronic music.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smoky, slow- paced, disco soul with Bee Gees-style falsetto harmonising, it's the type of grown-up pop Scissor Sisters can pull off like few others.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soulful, grown-up, dancey synth pop is hard to do well, but Toro Y Moi nails it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prepare to get emotional and elevated in equal measures.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EVE
    Eve is no ground-breaker, but Booka Shade’s solid reputation remains safe.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viewed as a showcase of reinvention The Feast Of The Broken Heart is a success. Judged as a cohesive album, it’s far tighter than their previous long-player and repeat listens do indeed find new, exciting depths and melodies at play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beams represents a cerebral and well-balanced opus that could well represent a peerless innovator at the absolute pinnacle of his legacy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps a marginally less absorbing spin than Nick Höppner’s addition to the series last summer, but judged on its own merits, Panorama 05 still constitutes a solid house mix.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Danceable, intelligent and always emotionally charged--and Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While album three may require a reboot from The XX, that's for another day. Right now, when it comes to fusing indie rock and dance, no one pulls it off quite as elegantly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A super-satisfying second LP.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    II
    As with anything this ambitious, it occasionally over-reaches itself--but the highlights are magical, and should see Moderat reach ever bigger audiences.