Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,251 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Almost Killed Me
Lowest review score: 0 Born to Die
Score distribution:
2,251 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    More than one track goes on about how love will eventually get us to heaven and such, and the sickly, sugary sweetness of it all just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Revolutions is an extremely boring affair, never building any momentum from the start to finish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It Falls Apart is a mess of overproduction and features bland songwriting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It sounds like a cross between Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson without the soul, the Banana Splits, the Grease soundtrack and shitty disco records.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Weezer's once unique aesthetic has been replaced by something formulaic and ultimately too safe.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sure, Nine Black Alps may be a more "genuine" concoction of Nirvana's formula, but how can this be considered revelatory or of interest when it comes across as so faceless?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The blandest rock n' roll record possible.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Menos el Oso takes the act of melodizing the banal to dizzyingly silly new heights.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's just annoying to listen to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If The Raconteurs were any other group (that is, if The Raconteurs didn't have Jack White), the press/Blogosphere would slam it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A change in demeanor accompanies this change in style, however, and it's a turn for the worse: Phoenix now gesture at being a Serious Group with Something to Say.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is easily the biggest disappointment of 2006.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And the mixing problems extend far beyond Corgan’s voice. The Band of a Hundred Murderous Guitars has turned into a modern-radio-rock band.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Our Love To Admire isn’t even a contractual obligation to push off without care. But boy does it sound like one; a band phoning it in, out of steam, and running on a few lingering fumes and smoldering coals.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Simply put: the lyrics are simply too vacuous and cliched, the production tinny and lacking any real thump, and Scwhartz’ charm? Nowhere to be found.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Except for the admittedly awesome surf-rock instrumental 'Reflecting,' there’s nothing done on Circular Sounds that you can’t find done better on old vinyl, battered mixtapes, and (shudder) Counting Crows albums.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Off to Business--released eponymously by Guided By Voices, Inc.--is the ultimate product of this trend: an album full of ebullient mid-tempo rockers, ebullient pretty guitar parts, and ebullient power drum fills.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In the end, Ribot’s considerable talents are sadly lost among 12 disjointed tracks that range from out-of-place cacophony to irritating cliché.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What was once shambling and humble and fun has turned into another anonymous, swaggering, guitar-driven indie rock act.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Lily’s nonchalant declarations of self-esteem leave me cold. And as soon as she traded generically upbeat ska/reggae samples for a bunch of ho-hum electropop beats, she became indistinguishable from her imitators.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its complete lack of anything unique just reeks of someone in the background, someone with a suit and a cigar, shaking hands with these fellows and telling them they’re “gonna blow up.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It is Moby’s right (as well as his wont) to repurpose the same songs, the same structures over and over again. It is my own right, however, to choose to listen to something else entirely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game of literal musical chairs completely cripples The Most Serene Republic’s musical aims to the point that the album’s 40-minute runtime feels 20 minutes too long.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This loss of focus characterizes You Can’t Take It With You. While As Tall As Lions are affected deeply by the weight of the world, they’re too flustered to make sense of it all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There’s potential for a good album from the group, but they have yet to find a unique voice and passion with which to write.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Their insides have been swapped: the dirty, heavy, colossal, dark-nastiness has been replaced with arena-rock aspirations and fresh-white, paper-thin production.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There’s no sense of cohesion or flow between any of these songs, partially due to a clear lack of thought devoted to these conceits, but mostly because every M. Ward- and Conor Oberst-penned song sounds the same lately.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This project was D.O.A. from the moment Ghost announced it a year back, and hip-hop fans should consider themselves lucky that there’s at least a few salvageable moments in Wizard of Poetry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Wildlife is nothing more than an album that sounds fine in the background--even at a volume you couldn’t help but pay attention to--yet ultimately fails to make any kind of memorable impression.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What Will We Be is a better, more realized album, but it’s still a dud, filled with mediocre, half-composed songs and tediously unfocused songwriting.