Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,699 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 Havilah
Lowest review score: 0 Born This Way
Score distribution:
2699 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ibeyi is an uneven but sturdily promising debut.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Menomena’s sound has matured and their musical prowess has grown considerably, similarities between songs of old and new are unmistakable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I catch myself unknowingly enjoying Lights Out whenever I quit trying to overtly "listen" to it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Seabed is drained of an expressive self.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While McEntire’s aimlessness feels honest and satisfying in its questing, it also makes for an album with plenty of movement but less, perhaps, in the way of progress.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Collaboratively, then, You, Whom I Have Always Hated makes for a solid metal album, but the attribute that gives it an edge works also as a reminder as to just how imaginative this collaboration could be the next time around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Year of Magical Drinking strikes me as an album with something interesting to say, a quality only increased by knowing where Flournoy is coming from.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On the whole, these tracks feel partially-realized, like demos that didn’t get wholly fleshed out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Discontinued Perfume has a net effect, despite its potpourri. Still, I wish they'd let some of their ideas out to roam a little more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cotonou Club backs up the feeling I got when I saw the group on their recent UK tour, namely that, while they're still very funky, they aren't currently laying the voodoo down like they did on those magic 70s discs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, This is for the White in Your Eyes sees a band with great potential whose ambitions too frequently get the best of them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This disconnect between Dirty Projectors’s pop tendencies with its “art” signaling is what ultimately stains the album with such a deep sense of confusion, making it difficult to parse who exactly this music is written for, if not people who are already fans of Dirty Projectors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Full of craft and purpose, enchanting and creative, Rites is a promising tease of better things to come.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a palate-cleanser for those of us jaded on the overplay of St. Vincent or even the theatrico-folk-foray of Arcade Fire-esque energies, The Golden Record is sufficient and at its best sublime. At its worst, though, it's drifty, gossamer, and chilly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Phoenix is, ultimately, a collection of immersive and impressively well-produced analogue techno tracks, bound up in a package with overt cultural references that tend to distract rather than add to the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His subtle turns of phrase and shifts in volume manage to achieve immersive depth even when the interplay of sax, strings, electronics, and drums otherwise lacks color.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Born Like This is simply not as forward-thinking as his best works.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At its best, Blade of Love is nicely adventurous and somewhat relentless. However, where Palace of Wind left listeners with an active role of relation and interpretation, Battle Trance comes off as a little overbearing this time around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We Will Always Be rewards your attention, but only so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic Nurse neither disappoints nor surpasses expectations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The problem is that all of the moves feel like they're pointed in the wrong direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This record is solid and merits a listening, particularly for fans of similar straight-ahead rockers like the Constantines.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those smitten with the notion of the dark, mysterious West and its expanding, crushing, absorbing, destructive, albeit beautiful tendencies, there's much to enjoy on Ancestral Star.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Old Believer feels like a creative plateau, all the more disappointing for the fact that the band’s last album left them standing on the cusp of what seemed like an even greater breakthrough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its (mostly) gimmick-free, clear-eyed dreamer propulsion will buoy you. But if, like me, you're looking for something a little deeper in an instrumental rock record and you don't unrestrainedly sanctify this band, you may want to hold out till the next Do Make Say Think album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results of this experiment are not blasphemous by any means, but they have clearly lifted their collective leg to the fire hydrant of their former selves, in favor of cleaner and hipper pop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ghil is an album that’s shaped by ideas, but driven by a sound that’s often disengaged.