Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,610 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 Almost Killed Me
Lowest review score: 0 Kratitude
Score distribution:
2610 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an excellent album that has taken them seven long years to finally get to, but those are seven years that have been evidently well spent: After years of mediocrity and being, to some degree, marginalized -- just when the world needed them -- The Roots are back like never before.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Konnichiwa confidently struts and showcases the emcee’s vibrant, exciting personality traits perhaps more than pretty much anyone else in Britain, grime or otherwise. Skepta’s music inhabits the good, evil, and the delightful grey areas in between.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Faith In Strangers amplifies human interaction with the elements and the fractured nature of our relationship with them; this might not be the most joyful depiction, but it has been impeccably well documented here.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps his greatest record.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolf Parade do what they do better than anyone in recent memory.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Until the Quiet Comes isn't bad, exactly. It's just definitely not good either.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Men have decided to gift us with yet another 10 glorious songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Here, Cloud Nothings move past the slacker touches that marked their first releases, their gestures getting bigger and broader as they make attempts at emotional universality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It wipes away the dust and brings fresh ideas into the room.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poetry aside, none of these 14 songs are highlights of any of the three artists’ vast catalogs. The stories and the production alike are pure sunshine, which often passes into the saccharine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every song lands, resounds, resists, and repeats true to its aim.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wildflower isn’t going to shift any paradigms, and it’s not going to leave the same impression on the world that Since I Left You did all those years ago, but none of that makes it any less of a delight to listen to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Listening to Faking the Books makes you feel utterly alone; and maybe that's the whole point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their days of wild experimentation seem to be over, but on Hot Sauce Committee (and the fine tracks they left off, some of which have been made available online), they demonstrate that there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore within that style.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Walkmen are that rare band that can stretch into all manner of different shapes and retain their oneness with the rock gods, and they've held onto the zeal that made them stand out like a diamond among the other jeweled NYC bands with impeccable resumes in the early aughts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rival Dealer might be an intrepid leap for Burial, but the music is ultimately obscured by his intention to share a positive message through the most glaring of means.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LP (2015) is a short and sweet affirmation for the faithful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone with ears tired of the sirens, the red herrings, surfing the more visible peaks of the endless ocean in search of something worth combing over, you'll find this spacebound lighthouse a good place to put your feet up; and get up on your feet, if so inclined. Thoroughly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As good as Hastings’ production is, however, it is Young Fathers’ vocals that make Dead great.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their flutters of effects, long, frosted periods of sonic dormancy, pefectly balanced twin vocals, and general sense of space set them apart from the herd with a surety you only see in the elite.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grinderman 2 goes a long way towards solidifying this four-man Bad Seeds mash-up as a distinctive musical act, even as it brings them closer to their parent band's wheelhouse.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Holistically, there's nothing remarkably new here that hasn't been pursued before by this collective. The execution is nice and easily situates this album in the top two of their performances, and the sound quality far surpasses their previous efforts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately, what makes Good News so successful is that it retains the melancholy mood of past works, while at the same time adding depth and maturity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What is most impressive about New Amerykah is that Erykah simply breathes life into these tracks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is not going to appeal to a wide swath of people, but DJs who take advantage of the late hours of a petering-out dance party to play dubstep and spacey ambient techno will surely appreciate the vibe here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This record is a tremendous achievement, but in the end, the grandeur of Hidden can be a little much to take in all at once.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most songs take the form of this kind of zen guidance, but Eyes on the Lines avoids stagnancy in part due to its relative brevity--only 9 tracks--and in part due to Gunn’s combination of flowy melodies and shifting chord progressions, which can trigger a kind of relaxed euphoria.