WZRD - WZRD
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 75
    [Kid Cudi carries it] off despite some occasional proggy water-treading. [23 Mar 2012, p.74]
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    WZRD's strengths are rooted in Kid Cudi's vocal tone, one that is gripping and melodic despite his quite limited singing ability.
  3. Mar 8, 2012
    60
    WZRD, the album, is sort of emo, sort of dream pop, and surely an indulgent effort that surprises with its chemistry and willingness to follow the music.
  4. Mar 8, 2012
    60
    It has to be said though that the places where WZRD struggles most are the places where Dot and Cudi leave their hybrid sweet spot and try to go straight rock.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    40
    These bedroom demo-sounding efforts are primitive. {Jun 2012, p.85]
  6. Jun 22, 2012
    40
    Wonky vocals and a lack of guile strangle the project, not least on Efflictim, where a terminal aimlessness befits the melodramatic-teen lyric[s]. [Jun 2012, p.115]
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    40
    The delicate balance of good-then-bad-then-good-again ideas and taste appears rarely on WZRD.
  8. Mar 8, 2012
    40
    The rudimentary guitar, starchy beats and formless synths just sound rough, never fun or spontaneous.
  9. Mar 8, 2012
    40
    These directionless, half-baked jams may show a young artist trying to find himself and mature, but he sure isn't there yet.
  10. 40
    The album lacks the urgency of successful rap and rock, instead wallowing in a blah middle ground in its best moments.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    7
    This is a good album.Many people don't like it because its not something you would expect from Cudi.Before checking this out, keep in mind that this is an experimental album. Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    5
    This album is not quite a disaster, but lacks quality. The production is definitely not the best, and Kid Cudi perhaps does not understand very well the new role as a rock singer. The ideas are there but must be developed. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2012
    0
    This album is not good. Cudi calls it a rock project but it's nothing like rock, just a bunch of cheap synths with lacking vocals. I There was only one decent track in this (Teleport 2 Me) and ithe song is very cheesy. Full Review »