Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,659 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Reflektor
Lowest review score: 0 America's Sweetheart
Score distribution:
2659 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sir Lucious is all but hiccup-free, exceptionally consistent in its mad musical mission. Each track on the record is an explosive standalone statement within a greater unifying framework; it's an album, but these songs are pipe bombs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes these songs so positively delicious, in the same way that going on a bender can be a welcome alternative to crying into a pillow, is that Barnes realizes how seductive misery can be.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dizzying synergy of heavy brains and chemistry, culminating in blissfully fun, irreverent, and engaging brand of record-making magic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For as spare as her pallet is (many of the songs consist only of Fortino’s single or multi-tracked vocals accompanied by her own acoustic guitar), there is a staggering diversity in tone and feeling throughout the album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a profound and giving music.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes the listener on an unmitigated aural journey through the outer reaches of electronic music.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A highly successful debut release.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Endless Not is ultimately a testament to getting it right, even after a lengthy separation, and proves that getting old doesn’t mean that you have to suffer loss of potency.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully crafted, complex music which intrigues and begs for another listen.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blunt’s not a master of wordplay, and he’s certainly not trying to be a good technical rapper. But his flow, his delivery, is entrancing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ratchet is one of the most purely pleasurable records I’ve heard so far this year, and one of the strongest debuts in several years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Issuing such a thorough CD document of a vinyl trilogy winds up not so much a simple change in format or an exercise in excess, but rather a telescopic glimpse into the rapidly expanding Demdike Stare universe.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apparently revitalized and rejuvenated after a long dead period, Built to Spill pour a glowing display of exploratory zest and energy into the confines of each YIR composition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fearing that these songs were indicative of indie-pop conformity would not only be ignoring the group's rich and varied history with melody and rhythm, but also underestimating the ingenuity and convictions that Longstreth has consistently boasted throughout his recorded career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Interior Architecture is presented as a clear tome of mind, four slabs of endless, drifting synthesis, abstract in concept yet rich with neural networking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn't a weak track on the album.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For an album constructed from so many constituent parts, Person Pitch is amazingly warm and inviting at times, wrapping around the ears, nestling the head, and squeezing like a nice familial bear hug after years of no contact.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirty Gold feels like a statement, an arrival.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For now, The Redeemer’s many tangles make even some of the most personal music this year sound tedious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alopecia, their third full-length release and second as a full band, is a darkly tinged juggernaut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By embracing immediacy and toning down the navel-gazing, The National have finally created an album deserving of all their earlier acclaim.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Badu has refined her authorial vision on Return of the Ankh, creating one of her most vital records to date. Despite her frequent afronautic impulses, Badu succeeds in simultaneously keeping her head in the firmament and both feet planted firmly on the ground.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not every day (or month or year) that an album like Rosebudd’s Revenge comes along, one that packs a novel’s worth of imagery, mood, characterization, conflict and theme into practically every line; one that presents scenes so meticulously crafted they inspire us to pick up the narrative threads ourselves, to explore where they came from and try to figure out where they lead, which is always farther than the story tells.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Living With War is instantly the most incisive and penetrating album that Young has released in years, and it is arguably the most vital of his career.