Crown Royal - Run-D.M.C.
Crown Royal Image
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The legendary rappers' first album since 1993's 'Down With The King' includes guest appearances from Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Third Eye Blind's Stephen Jenkins and Sugar Ray.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. 90
    The album has no filler, no played-out skits or weak collaborations. Instead, Crown Royal exhibits the energy, grooves, and phatness of a future hip-hop classic.
  2. The Queens trio still flow properly and cut a dash.
  3. This collaborative overkill is the same misstep that hobbled the group's last comeback attempt, 1993's Down With The King. [#4, p.108]
  4. Run-DMC wind up overwhelmed by the guest stars and the schizophrenic nature of the production.
  5. Seems like a tarted-up version of 1986's Raising Hell.... This is for diehard fans only. [#154, p.87]
  6. It’s not just that Crown Royal is a mediocre album; it’s how it manages that feat. Run-DMC, former trendsetters, now seem to be chasing after every pop fad in the book, including the ones they helped start.
  7. The Ishtar of comeback albums -- overdone, underinspired, and marketed to within an inch of its life.

See all 17 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2