Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,310 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 I Am A Bird Now
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans
Score distribution:
2,310 music reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is techno at its most individuated, the drama of small, melodic transitions between layers of simple, emotive phrases sought in weirdsigged box jams.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Seer delivers on its promise. It's an exhausting and maddening document, but one can't help but emerge from it filled with a renewed radiance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quarter Turns embodies a shadowed and daunting environment with such an abundance of beauty that it bears contrast rather than resemblance to that damning abode, for the former remains an uncontrollably agreeable environment, despite its grim and unnerving allure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This very refusal to cohere, to make sense, to play the game of identity and otherness, of harmony and disharmony, makes Bish Bosch this year's only necessary work of art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The lack of vanity, the frank way it strives for accessibility only serves to further magnify the greatness of Anxiety. It does the most ideal thing art can do: it tries to make sense of life itself, without pretense or guile.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What Lopatin leaves us with is a stunning example in the evolution of an artistic premise and a flawless embodiment of emotive responses to sound, which unite here in their most fractured form: a moving stillness for the digital age.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While the first disc winds its way sporadically through the humid alleys and hazy bars of a multi-dimensional shantytown, the second half explodes outward upon the magnificent vista of symphonic discotheque.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An astonishingly challenging album in every sense of the word; and for this, it is one of the most fascinating and beautiful things I have heard in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Meshes of Voice is a truly engulfing piece of apodictic expression, and it should be danced, sung, knitted, and talked about, if not because it collapses these categorical distinctions itself so that its blood can run, then because keeping your head still and your voice silent is lying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Too Bright boasts harder-hitting lyrics, more sophisticated arrangements, and his best-fitting production yet. Its musical successes are obvious in their immediacy and variety.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Ruins, Harris opens up a portal to one of those clearings, and I don’t feel quite as bombarded affectively and aesthetically (by problems, timelines, insecurities, noise, and other people) when I hear its call and disappear there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite it being a massive departure from their previous efforts, there is almost nothing to dislike about Crimes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The aural face of this album is frighteningly flawless: a technical perfection that only lends to the mythic proportions of the songs, behemoths so pregnant with ideas and so rich in sound that they seem to stretch for miles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite longer tracks, this album is a more accessible work. The compositions are less fragmented, and the songwriting has also improved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are eight rip-roaring, drag racing anthems mashed together with blood cakes and shards of bone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trans Am's Liberation is one of those rare albums that combine great musicianship, irony, sonic diversity, and originality. And to top it all off, the album rocks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s certainly a bit early to be throwing around "Album of the Year" type accolades, but Cellar Door is arguably the crown jewel in an already incredible body of work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it may be the most unfamiliar work of Herren’s discography, it’s still one of the year’s first great albums.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ten
    The mesmerizing quality they create through drone beats and varied vocals engage the listener in a whirlwind of noise, and it rarely ever lets up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you get a kick out of The Fucking Champs riffing on Bach with "Air on a G String," you're on the road to Panda Park.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Albums of this caliber just don't come around that often.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trial is as rhythmically acerbic and propulsive as the last couple of French Kicks offerings, but the pace is a little slower and more deliberate, the songwriting more cohesive, reflective, and mature.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While everyone else tries to steal from the greats, The Icarus Line have done an impressive job at continuing the great traditions in rock music.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the same way Radiohead took an impeccable album like OK Computer and stepped into unfamiliar territory with Kid A, Liars have sidestepped the majority of their familiar styles and broken free towards new explorations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Explosions In The Sky are the only instrumental post-rock band that matters, and The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place is proof.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Riveting from beginning to end, Now Here Is Nowhere is a delightful record filled with memorable and often astonishing songs, showcasing a young band that has set the foundation for one exciting future.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album sounds in many ways like an amalgamation of her previous work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armed mainly with just his guitar and voice, Panda Bear creates some of the most longing and heart-rending songs you'll ever hear.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both infectiously danceable and highly intelligent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely a worthwhile buy for those new to Engine Down and certainly must hold a place in any Engine Down fan's CD book, iPod, or whatever it may be.