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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On his masterful third album, Actress perfects a thrilling sonic aletheia that simultaneously reveals and conceals, opens and closes, remembers and experiences anew, giving some insight into the truth of post-rave electronic music as it has developed over the past 20 years, into both frame and artwork, stage and actress.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cynics might call it selling out or betrayal, but the convenience of bringing Death Grips' innovative and destructive sound to a potentially wider audience is, at the very least, a positive thing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Love is the Plan, The Plan is Death, perhaps Blackshaw's most lucid and rawest effort to date, explores the effects and possibilities of repetition, plunging deep into a humility that suggests the movements of this process of refinement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Krzysztof Penderecki and Jonny Greenwood are cultivating a dialogue of past, present, and future ideas, presented as potential energy for creation--and also for acquiring new ways of understanding music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exquisitely polished, well-refined album that takes the best of what Liars have achieved in the past and fastens it in a crisp electronic casing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Shackleton has done with this mammoth album is create a full-bodied, visceral experience that meditates on the nature of the essence of a sound in a time and the space of time in which it appears, and the narration only presents the voice as the confrontation with time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gira and company have put a lot of care into this project, crafting a beautifully-recorded, exquisitely-packaged set that stands as the obvious next best thing to actually seeing the band in the flesh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tempest's epic scale and grandeur makes his few previous albums look like short stories leading up to a great novel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All We Love We Leave Behind entices kinetic release in every possible way, irrational and otherwise, allowing unchecked ventilation as means for escape through a medium that has never sounded so engaging.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A memorable, impermanent joy, it restores, rather than disturbs, the equilibrium--a feat of engineering in the service of artistry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are gestures in her music that are so touching, or so beautiful, they leave me dumbstruck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with all of this depth, Push The Sky Away finds Cave doing more with less lyrically.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the album can be considered R&B proper, it’s one of the most consistent and fulfilling longplayers the genre has yet birthed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What falls from the mouth is indeed valuable, in the case of Fear of Men.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much as every black witch’s cloak is undeniably part of a discourse that includes both Black Sabbath and Black power, The Haxan Cloak is in a dialogue with contemporary dubstep, and with Excavation, he proves that he has much to add to the conversation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghostface and Younge’s filmic vision comes together with great aplomb, and yields one of the bloodiest, most ambitious, and straight-up funnest hip-hop albums of 2013.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stetson very literally breathes life into his instrument, and in turn, like the statue transformed from stone to flesh, his music softens our hardened selves--it reminds us that we were once made, too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For now, The Redeemer’s many tangles make even some of the most personal music this year sound tedious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All heavy-handed metaphysics aside, RP Boo proves on Legacy that he is truly a deft master of the drum machine, inspired by the potential in pure sound.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are few surprises, but each element finds its own breathing room such that the layered space of each track is fully audible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s in her artwork’s texture that Hval’s voice fascinates.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Other Life is a collection of poignant, emotionally powerful pop songs; but on a more conceptual plane, this album is a self-referential commentary on music itself, an intense examination--and, ultimately, an extremely heartfelt refutation--of the hollow, ironic appropriation that defines much of contemporary music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Personal Record, Eleanor commits even more strongly to straightforward, sentimental, and concise songcraft.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What’s particularly exciting about this disc is the possibility that lies in Gunn’s interleaving of timeless songs and allover “time”--few of his influences and even fewer of his peers have searched in this direction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a profound and giving music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sits up quietly but pointedly as a quiet rebuke to records that won’t try to render the depth of the world in a layered and crafted way, those that prefer to just wink, shrug, or laze.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a masterfully carved piece of woodwork, every facet of this record has been lovingly molded such that, when all’s said and done, the finished product looks completely natural.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Engravings, his first full-length, evokes a grayness of place so completely that it is utter, that there is no there there because there is only there there.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Worse Things Get is a no-brainer Album of the Year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Known for their micromanaged and micromanaging tracks, it’s fascinating to see that even their words about themselves are efficient, each phrase and constituent particular effervescent in their appearance and disappearance, yet wholeheartedly lunging themselves into place, forming a whole crystalline and formative structure.