Tiny Mix Tapes' Scores

  • Music
For 2,409 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Bish Bosch
Lowest review score: 0 America's Sweetheart
Score distribution:
2,409 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Smile is quite simply the greatest triumph in the history of pop music.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The beauty of the album rests in Loretta Lynn's exceptional songwriting.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To Pimp a Butterfly requires an extra commitment. Even the most casual attention to the lyrics can unveil the complexity of Lamar’s critique of institutional racism, consumer capitalism, hip-hop culture, justice, and his own choices as an artist, as a black man, and as a human being.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The songs here represent more than just a band; they represent the myth, the sound of “beautiful losers,” as Buck describes them, making good on the promise their sound always presented.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Frequently labeled as a lecherous rogue or public provocateur, Gainsbourg is also one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and this masterpiece is the proof.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black Messiah was crafted painstakingly, that’s evident, but it never sounds labored over. It sounds loose, on fire, and huge, like a truly Christian sermon.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, the artificial pop of The Promise makes it, as a whole, a more realistic album.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The past few years have shown West first-hand what happens when the populace turns against its demagogues, and with Fantasy, he's letting us know that he's ready for our scorn and adulation.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a couple of exceptions, the Nicene Creedence Edition is the least essential of Matador’s Pavement compilations. But even with this caveat, the package performs the service of reminding us how good Brighten the Corners still is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ocean's work is almost as good as those he references; his lyrics are almost uniformly terrific, sensual, specific, and unpredictable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is plenty here to suggest Lamar has a long career ahead of him. But the album nevertheless falls short of the pedigree his storied elders have set for him, and its status as an all-time classic is far from guaranteed. For the most part, though, good kid is solid.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wilner’s talent lies in revealing the abundance of music locked inside even the smallest fractions of extant recordings.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Illinois certainly isn't perfect, but it does do a couple important things: it proves that Sufjan has the skill and the talent to prove flexible and long-lasting, and that it's not much of a stretch to expect even better albums from him in the future.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best albums of the year, hands down.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an album, London Zoo is simply more engaging. Kevin’s production is intense but club-ready, and the lyrics are righteous and relevant.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It seems as though the quick release of Untrue restricted Burial from burying his emotions underneath layers of alternatively sparse and overwhelming production as he did on his debut, resulting in an album that instead wears them unabashedly on its sleeve.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    What you can expect is what makes My Morning Jacket tried and true: bigger-than-life lyrics, classic rock swagger, and the need to move forward.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    St. Vincent dances with themes (family, success and the absence thereof, the isolation of the digital) but only ever seems to fringe against them in a way that doesn’t let the record add up to more than the sum of its parts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s something to be said for two masters of their craft talking jazz for the joy of it, but to me, the question remains whether or not this kind of jazz is played out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perversion packed with allusions -- forgotten titles, purloined and paraphrased sources, pilfered public records and archives. This is what steeps the songs in American history instead of planting them in psycho wards, clinics, and retirement homes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What keeps Last Exit grounded is the laid-back approach to the vocals and beats.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no such thing as universal appeal, but The Idler Wheel, despite its brittle sound and frequent fury, is galactic, at the very least.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Merriweather, their art reminds us that immersion in Western tropes need not be met with scorn, that not all of its idioms have yet been exhausted, that embracing optimism and melody can still be so relevant--and it aches in the most soulful of ways.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To Be Kind launches them further along their trajectory toward this exalted condition, and at its peaks, it witnesses a dawning of an even-more-primary mode of consciousness: love.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a great record, if it is a record.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All hotly (strangely this descriptor seems almost an understatement) anticipated albums should deliver so profoundly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs, nearly half a century old, are as relevant as ever. They should have never been hawked to commercial singers, but delivered as broadsides to the public or as protest music to audiences (as many of them were). Active, agitated citizens should be the recipients of these songs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The aural face of this album is frighteningly flawless: a technical perfection that only lends to the mythic proportions of the songs, behemoths so pregnant with ideas and so rich in sound that they seem to stretch for miles.