Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 181 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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Drone Logic
Lowest review score: 60 Enthusiast
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 181
181 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A vastly resourceful and well-structured opus by a true master of horizontal stylings.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With only a couple of uninspiring tracks, this is an ambitious game-changer that’ll leave you with a renewed optimism about the future of music.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s the surge of creativity from the US that’s making for delicious new music indeed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The middle section may lean a little too heavily on balladry, but if you're looking for 2012's most sophisticated pop star, you may just have found her.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s essential for anyone looking for new, truly underground music--but not quite perfect.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Springsteen cover ‘The Last To Die’, is a witty aside, but throbbing 4/4 dominates as the electronic legends make a welcome return to their roots.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is street-tough tech-house, happy to wear its hip hop, jazz, disco and Latin influences on its sleeve.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mastered by Berlin’s leading engineer Tobias Freud, the craftsmanship is simply untouchable, but the absence of any absolute stormers creates a slight shortfall.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The guest list on Amygdala proves his pull, boasting marquee names to help Koze construct a dense, intense and highly individual album of nuanced house.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Ron Morelli] actively dislikes clubs--but he’s managing to infiltrate them with this insurgent electronic music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    'All I Need’ and ‘Simulrec’ are highlights in what is a confident and mesmerising debut from Avery, one that deserves to go down as one of the best of 2013.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sebenza ranges and explores, opening sonic doors that deserve more regular use.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bold, brilliant and beautiful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This deft new album [is] a delight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He’s made a motherf***ing exciting record, that’s for sure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their fourth mix offers a vivid explanation of their enduring popularity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s intense, ambitious and, in places, uneasy listening, but at the core of Overgrown lies unalloyed beauty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He throws minute snippets of deep soul, techno, funk, liquid acid, Kraftwerk, Eurythmics, cosmic jazz and more into his blender, chops them into freaky, twitchy rhythms and underpins them with monumental bass--and it is amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the sort of LP you play from start to finish while on a car journey in the sun on the way to a festival: it’ll gift you with positive feelings through its infinite groove.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s as beguiling and bewitching as you’d expect.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album that perfectly epitomises the new wave of house music--and may even be its peak.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Inheritors is an extraordinary, unique record from one of electronic music’s most vivid minds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is a cerebral and arresting follow-up forged in harmonious invention.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s absolutely breathtaking in its audacity and intergalactic ambition, and even breathtakingly beautiful in places. But... it’s bloody tiring too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lone tunes are nothing if not growers--but there’s no question that this is one of our best artists on the form of his life.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tracks regularly clock in at eight, nine and 10 minutes, yet Blondes never outstay their welcome.