Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,716 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 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 0 One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back
Score distribution:
2716 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Oftentimes she’s content to let one spidery riff circle the drain endlessly (“Quicksand”) and more than once she goes completely a cappella, an effect that would normally lend an album a sense of intimacy, but I Abused Animal seems resistant to emotional refuge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'd like to say Automato is an album worth slobbering over, but it's not.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It creates an illusion of depth, and its intervention is interesting, rather than distracting. It thickens space and imagines worlds that once were.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nadler's shortest and sparsest full-length yet. The decision to limit it to little more than a handful of tracks ensures it's succinct and absent of any songs I could comfortably call 'bad' or even 'not good,' but it also means there's no room for any of the risks that made her older work so fresh and adventurous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is cinematic music, fitting a noir mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Here, obsessed with his own mortality, Conor isolates himself from what stirs his best writing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even at her poppiest here, this is still chunky, dissonant, and dense.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a record seeking personal elevation via uncontainable energy, The Glowing Man doesn’t always glow often or energetically enough to help its listeners realize that it’s trying to attain such elevation.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its core, Total Life Forever is a good dance record: something you could leave on at a party and not stop moving to until its full 50 minutes have finished. But as much as it tries to run away from that, it isn't a whole lot else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are a number of mediocre ideas that are drawn out a bit too long.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This lack of identity admittedly fuels the indecipherable, entrancing mystery of the album, yet unfortunately this strength also equates to the album’s primary weakness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The pioneering hardiness Faun Fables capably venerates is now the domain of reenactors. The intrepid few who still seek frontiers have only the vaster dark of dreams to explore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Votolato has a lot to offer as a musician, but his songwriting veers into stale territory too often over the course of 12 songs, neglecting to pull itself from its many holding patterns in time for salvation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pared down and stripped to its primal rudiments, the latest Timberlake saga could have been something truly epic; instead, it just feels unnecessarily immense.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The laid-back feel of White Van Music ultimately hinders it from being a truly creative and distinct work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’ is not a failure; it’s merely familiar.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the bag secured, Gucci has nearly limitless options to proceed, but he’s done little to show that he’s interested in them. Droptopwop is a return to form insofar as it is the high point of his post-jail music, but a plateau is a plateau nonetheless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Psychic simply doesn’t leave a lasting memory when one considers the work as a whole.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The jettisoning of shoegaze trickery takes place within a comeback that, even if very welcome, isn’t entirely spectacular.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though for him this may seem to be a progress toward honesty and wholeness, for the listener the benefits are not so clear.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No Color isn't a bad album by any means - it's great at times, never less than good, and certainly better than could reasonably have been expected - but there's no sign here of return or retreat to their old strengths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A languid mood piece with discreet variations, Coil is a pleasant, if homogeneous, listening experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Tical 0: The Prequel is an adequate and at times entertaining record, too much collaboration has overshadowed the rhyming prowess and lyrical wittiness of Method Man.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's very long and the songs don't really relate to one another, despite the band's description as "a subconscious concept album about the sorry state of rock n' roll." But Let It Beard certainly seems like a strong statement about something.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songs are all snappy with their rhythmic play and potentially memorable with their stop-start hooks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Listening to Faking the Books makes you feel utterly alone; and maybe that's the whole point.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Vintage Burden is well-executed, spare, and in the simplest terms, makes wonderful Sunday morning background music.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its lack of focus, the record's immediacy is also kind of charming, and there's something else about White Wilderness that makes me less inclined to toss it aside; only a few listens in, it's proven to be a grower.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite her best efforts, the non-instrumental tracks still suffer from a kind of sameness that causes them to run together.