Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 417 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 Syro
Lowest review score: 50 The Mountain Will Fall
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 417
417 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steffi provides a delectable mix that’s a testament to her curating skills.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bratten's sound is somewhere in-between classic Trentemøller and BOC's campfire melodies. By your third listen, you'll be hooked.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each track takes you to some very unexpected places. In the process, each delivers feelings much more potent than a lot of the supposedly “emotional” dancefloor music currently flooding the market at the moment.
    • 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
    When Nils Frahm curates a Late Night Tales installment, expectations are high. Does he deliver? Of course he does.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The aural familiarity of tracks such as ‘Anyware’, with its warp-speed cellphone melodies, imbibes Motion Graphics with warmth and, above all, joy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From where we’re standing, this is the debut album of the year.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undulating melodies, exquisite sparkling detail and a sense of vast space all add up to a blissful listening experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On 'Franks Kaktus' they squeal and screech against skirls of powerful blues strumming and thumping congas; things calm down on 'Flickor Och Pojkar' ('boys and girls' in Swedish), whose vibes and languid bass recall classic Air.
    • 81 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a new band alongside him, he fills The Animal Spirits with haunting brain-melters that fuse modular synths, jazzy musicianship and trance-like rhythms.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A comforting throb fills the album, an electronic heartbeat that soundtracks the swirling, arpeggiated ambience of Hippies, or the trippy acid-techno of 'Stop' with its spitting hi-hats and skirls of cathedral organ.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s what one might call a ‘proper’ LP, with its theme providing the foundation for some fantastic techno.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a classy, timeless mix from a classy and timeless selector.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tension comes through not only in the album’s titles--‘Storms’, ‘Screens’ and ‘Eco Friend’--but in the tone of the tracks, where at one moment a song delves deep into an urgent, synthetic cadence, and then expands into an ambient sense of the vast beauty of the physical world.
    • 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
    With production help from Four Tet and Adrian Sherwood, he raps tenaciously over dark beats.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bleckmann rope-a-dopes like a voice boxer between the wobbly punches of ambient jazz and chilly chamber tones. [No. 139, p.53]
    • Mixmag
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Weirder tracks such as ‘System 100’ break the routine a bit, but it’d be nice to hear Moiré’s huge production skill with more variation of tone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hairless Toys is outstanding, all elegant deep house offset by country-flecked soul and idiosyncratic downtempo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few tear-out moments (see the unhinged 'Black Gates' and the volatile 'Burnerz'), but the biggest rewards come from more alien and introspective moments such as 'Glass Harp Interlude'.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tracks regularly clock in at eight, nine and 10 minutes, yet Blondes never outstay their welcome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the off-kilter rhythms and layers of organic sound loops are there, but it’s all a little bit bigger, the drama a little bit more heightened, and whatever oddness she might be singing about in Spanish it feels like a powerful personal statement.