Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,635 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 Keep An Eye On The Sky
Lowest review score: 0 America's Sweetheart
Score distribution:
2635 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though hardly Björk's most pronounced statement, Medúlla is definitely a highlight of her already illustrious career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghost has had his share of ups and downs, but Apollo Kids finds him back near the top.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cancer 4 Cure is as hard and vital as anything El-P has ever released, and that's no light praise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These fine-detail improvements are what make This Is Happening LCD’s best work to date, though mumblings about how Murphy might be repeating himself a bit remain valid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleigh Bells have latched onto an exciting undercurrent in contemporary pop music and put their own distinctive stamp on it. In the process, they've made a hard-hitting album that will positively kill on the dance floor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beam's voice is streamlined and a little too perfect for fans of his prior music who felt, with good reason, like Beam was serenading them from their living rooms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They have laid down some astounding tracks here, but as a whole, the album is not on par with any full-length the band have released since Alligator.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the experience of these songs are much easier to digest than their previous releases, Nick and Paul are still creatively pushing themselves with this album.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fall Be Kind is yet another reason why Animal Collective TOTALLY TRANSCEND any notion of hipster hype-ism, another feather in a crowded cap. God bless these guys.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is phenomenal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are so many ways into Blood Bitch that it’s dizzying: Chris Kraus, Nino Nardini, the synths, the immensely pillowy hooks, black metal, menstrala. The themes run from menstruation to vampires to capitalism to loneliness to pap smears, and any thread you pick can take you to the core. You have been invited in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels is a psychedelic wonderland filled with life-affirming warmth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a nebulous, dense, paranoid web of utterly unfiltered expression that’s utterly or negligibly fascinating depending on how much you care about Yeezy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heterocetera is packed with writhing climaxes and blistering comedowns that leave you gasping without ever being able to forget who is behind them. Of course, confronting these contrasts remains a provocation on the artist’s part, but only ever in the best possible sense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is Spoon’s finest release since 2001’s "Girls Can Tell" and fills me with a happiness rarely delivered in a genre filled with groups that never improve upon their debuts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sigur Rós are still significant, but Takk sounds safe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part of how Cronin succeeds in making the listener feel good are his failures: the outsized ambition and the pushing of his practical capacities remind the listener than they’re being spoken to by an everyman.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While spare in its construction, Copia offers a bounty of emotion for those who give it the chance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Serpent is, in many ways, more reminiscent of 2002’s The Mantle than it is of Marrow, but with a refined and elegant brutality that Agalloch lacked in their earlier form.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Worse Things Get is a no-brainer Album of the Year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This record transcends genre and everybody knows it. Country music is haggard and calloused and hung up on itself, and Introducing Karl Blau is none of those things.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There isn’t a misstep to be found here. There are a couple moments that veer close to an overly-maudlin tone (namely when the piano shows up on the sixth and final tracks), but this tone is just part of the strange alchemy of traditional singer-songwriterisms and fumbling tremulousness that make these 45 minutes so curious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's good. Very good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The band's most ambitious, mind-blowing, and best record yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, The Pretty Toney Album falls short in replacing what Raekwon had contributed to Ghost's previous album releases, causing the album to feel essentially incomplete.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The stakes are low for Super Furry Animals, with their dedicated fanbase and slim commercial prospects, and the music reflects this. They’re a legitimately great band, but sometimes one can’t help but escape the feeling that all of their dedication is in service of a joke.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For about an hour, if you can allow Fuck Buttons to control your responses, to embrace the clusterfuck of noise and emotion, then Tarot Sport might be one of the strongest albums of this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most frustrating thing about Currents is that, for probably the first time, it seems like Parker is writing songs that would be pretty decent and probably interesting if he freed them from this musty aesthetic and gave them room to express themselves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strings and tympani gradually fade out until we are left in silence. The moment serves as an appropriate conclusion to a singular work from an extremely talented new voice.