Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,356 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Runners Four
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans
Score distribution:
2,356 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps his greatest record.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the gratuitous, overripe details of these songs--potent, lurid confessions; broken plates and bloody lips--Heartbreaking Bravery is a peaceful, centered work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is intensely human music.
    • 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.