Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,658 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 And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans
Score distribution:
2658 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The more lukewarm segments of Ghosthorse weigh its worth down like saddlebags filled with iron, particularly the trip-hop confessional sections. But even these lesser moments contribute to a greater good when all is said and done, adding up to a slightly cinematic experience best witnessed with full attention fixed on the little details.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is cinematic music, fitting a noir mode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Astronomy For Dogs should be heralded as a step in the right direction after six long years of wandering.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You can hear him trying to figure things out, and that’s the most lasting and vital aspect of New Moon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine a few stellar tracks and a well-flowing album being taken as a negative, but the result just isn’t enough to make these lads stick out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Greyhound lacks the raw immediacy of their first three albums.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What saves the album from musically becoming a boring, going-through-the-motions exercise is Imperial Teen’s ability to write good hooks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Level Live Wires, is almost a pitch-perfect continuation of 2005's "Burner."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the rest of the album flirts with the shivering, uncomfortable mood found on 'Since I Came,' it infrequently equals it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like a good term paper, much of Graduation sounds great in theory but flounders in its execution.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The overriding element of Natural is the band’s sense of experimentation, merging punk with semi-transcendentalist folk.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At best, the record is filled with remnants of bottled anger and expelled demons. At worst, it’s filled with the kind of angsty cries typically read in pouty 14-year-olds’ LiveJournals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Flying Club Cup is a good album. If you’re a fan of "Gulag Orkestar," it’s probably a great album. But aside from 'Cliquot,' it’s more of the same.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His ambition’s got the better of him this time, though: it’s tough to care about the overarching (and admittedly interesting) theme when the component songs aren’t satisfying themselves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although one of PE’s three focal points, Terminator X, is gone, Chuck D and Flavor-mother-fucking-Flav still have vitality pumping through their veins, enough to elevate a two-decades-old rap institution above the level most hip-hoppers reach once they hit middle-age.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far from essential, Hvarf/Heim can merely be looked at as a stop-gap before the next proper record.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Oracular Spectacular has its sophomoric moments (you’d be wise to avoid the nasal whine of 'Weekend Wars'), a listen to 'Climbing To New Lows'--a catchy demo set from their undergrad days--will make anyone see what attracted the bigwigs at Columbia in the first place.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songwriting of its back-half just doesn’t stand up to its front-half or the rest of the band’s catalog.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We get tiny tastes of levity, but scarcely the sort of wit we’re used to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I’d rather be listening to Magnificent Fiend’s antecedents.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Teenagers have not made a great album, but it is better than many will want to admit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    R.E.M. do sound like a band again, but they don’t sound like a band very much apart from their peers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Antidotes is really a pleasurable record that found itself displaced by its worn-out, second-hand clothing
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ghost Games is nothing so profound, but it certainly is something to bring out of the closet once a year or so.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This album is a must for Decemberists’ fans and even a fairly pleasant diversion for casuals, but Colin Meloy Sings Live! is exactly that and nothing more: a few interesting veers among a bunch of Decemberists songs stripped of their playful pretentiousness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kensington Heights matches up each spectacular moment with an equally mundane one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Inherit is neither a great nor terrible album. Although it certainly sounds like it was a hell of a lotta fun to record, I don’t think even die-hard fans will get overly excited about it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from these conceptual assertions that it evokes, Feed the Animals is a good record. Though it’s broken up into 14 tracks, it functions best (and as Girl Talk intends) as a single 53-minute mash-up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LP3
    LP3 is a rewarding listen, and you’ll have a taste for it if you enjoyed the less powerful moments of "Classics" or Evan Mast’s previous textural work as E*Vax. Just don’t expect to find yourself headbanging and air-guitaring alone in your room.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What’s important is confirming that you haven’t completely lost it, that you’ve still got the inspiration that made us listen in the first place--Donkey, however, is in danger of making us forget.