Mixmag's Scores

  • Music
For 201 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 Soul Music
Lowest review score: 60 Holy Fire
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 201
201 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Order Of Noise creates an atmosphere akin to a vast thunder-cloud thick with heavy, window-rattling vibrations and sharp, sudden jolts of electricity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Put simply, a genius at work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Producer Nigel Godrich has made of this a modern masterclass--and one that sets the bar for collaborations extremely high.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nostalchic’= is the record you want to be listening to during the afterglow of good sex or a perfect ecstasy trip.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once you delve in you’re taken on a guided tour through the duo’s illustrious back catalogue in a quite majestic way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s another master stroke from Cosmin. Faultless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bold, brilliant and beautiful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album that perfectly epitomises the new wave of house music--and may even be its peak.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most exciting thing about Comfort is the sense that this is an artist who has only scratched the surface of her talent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As cute and quirky as the band themselves, this is instantly up there with LNT mixes from Air and Lindstrøm.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A thrilling creative renaissance on so many levels.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s footwork based on deep, soulful sensuousness and hip hop wooze as well as face-melters, making this the finest, most engaging example of footwork we’ve heard yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A vastly resourceful and well-structured opus by a true master of horizontal stylings.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s easy to pick out highlights, but every single one delivers something different and equally fantastic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ex
    It’s an altogether different beast: a gigantic, wondrous thing to get lost in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He’s not lost any of his individuality, with the same rich layering, eerie but enticing voices and general sense of five-dimensional spiritual uplift that ‘Outmind’ had.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s the surge of creativity from the US that’s making for delicious new music indeed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It has none of the deliberate pratfalls or raspberries he’s prone to. Rather, it’s entirely welcoming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Xen
    Xen is decidedly playful, its alien sound palette used to conjure surreal songs that are melodramatic and nursery rhyme-like.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way it evolves is engrossing; from the get-go you’re submerged in thunderous kicks, alarming bleeps and juddering basslines, and what makes it even more impressive is that much of it was created on the fly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bloody good album, showcasing a decidedly more soulful side to his output than we might have seen before.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    936
    It's an all-encompassing experience ideal for Mixmag readers seeking transportation to a Balearic state of bliss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant, breathlessly exciting, sunshine-dappled album of melodic, electronic alt-pop.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Opener 'Halo' finds Albarn at his melancholic best, while 'K-Town' demonstrates a vitality that often seems missing from African music in its WOMAD-friendly guise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wiley's finally made the album that his talent warrants.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'd have to be fairly joyless not to find the lighthearted lyrical content and unifying party vibes infectious.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their second album has a cosmic disco groove ('The Following'), thought-out harmonies ('The Unknown Faces at Father James Park') and electro- pop moments ('The Right One'), creating the kind of warm glow you may get from a house party in a log cabin.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dillon's rustling electronics plink, twitch and occasionally spin out, set apart by a cutesy vocal style and eccentric lyrics that sound a bit like a baby-voiced Kate Bush.