Beauty Party

  • Record Label: Big Dada
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2003
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's funnier and more pointed than Handsome Boy Modeling School.
  2. Spin
    83
    The Majesticons highlight commercial hip-hop's yawning credibility gap by amping up the bourgeois posturing to the point of absurdity. [Jun 2003, p.105]
  3. 80
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
  4. Urb
    80
    While conscious rap often comes off as dour, this is a thoroughly enjoyable record, dignified and jiggy all at once. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  5. Magnet
    80
    Inhabit[s] some weird middle ground between The Teaches of Peaches and Prince's 1999. [#58, p.98]
  6. An album that so faithfully conveys the obsessions, sound, and tone of jiggy hip-hop that, out of context, it would be easy to mistake it for the music it parodies.
  7. A few tracks delve a little too far into ditzy R&B territory and thus come off sounding a little too similar to the songs they mimic.
  8. In the end though, Ladd's too good at producing a realistic commercial rap record; Beauty Party falls prey to the same faults, and the occasionally bland material never rises above its satirical value.
  9. Without its context, Beauty Party doesn't make any sense.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. FrankS
    May 11, 2005
    8
    Good music. That's it.