DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 133 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Life is Good
Lowest review score: 40 Paula
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 133
133 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On his new album, Life Is Good, we're hearing the most locked-in Nas has been in years, and the results are awe-inspiring.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He's given us all he could possibly give us; an album worthy of being called a classic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is that while far from perfect, this is a more complex and well executed album than the vast majority of anything we'll get this year. Or put more simply, who's really challenging Kanye West and Jay-Z for hip-hop's throne. Seriously. Who?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Section80 may not be a sacred text but I've got the feeling that in five years it may just prove to be prophetic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    undun clocks in at well under an hour, Questlove said he wants it to be "ADD proof", a running time that also magnifies the importance of the third of the album that's purely instrumental. It's on these vocal-free tracks that The Roots truly show what they're capable of.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Together the two vets have created a work that's worthy of some serious recognition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    K.R.I.T.'s created another album that will stand the test of time with 4EvaNaDay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more than an album, this is a moment in music history. Enjoy it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has its own moments of pop-leaning lightness, but there's more than enough revolutionary material here to leave the faithful satiated.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Trilogy is more of a sonic landmark then it is a new work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For two solo albums now Andre Patton has not merely proved that he's a capable solo artist, he's helping to redefine what a hip-hop album can sound like.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a time when many of his rap peers are even more desperately changing their sound to stay relevant, Ghostface Killah is cementing his relevancy by diving even deeper into what always made him such a unique artist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no denying that with his knack for catchy melodies, descriptive songwriting, and excellent beat selection, Chance displays qualities on Acid Rap that have the potential to catapult him into superstardom. As a project itself, Acid Rap is one sweet, smooth musical journey that grapples with some serious topics in a pleasing manner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Born Sinner is an impressive effort.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it would have been easy for Tech to overpower listeners with fast rhymes and monstrous beats, on the whole Something Else is an intensely serious and sometimes even quiet album than isn’t afraid to tackle issues more rappers wouldn’t come near.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We’re clearly listening to one of the most purely talented artists of our generation working at her peak, or at least somewhere close.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While his darker material seems unchanged by fame, it’s really his lighter, more radio-friendly material that gets taken to the next level on Oxymoron.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best moments on Gutter Rainbows actually come when Kweli pushes the hardest unto uncharted territory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead being flooded with a viral marketing campaign and absurdly hyperbolic praise or scorn, listening to this album feels like a discovery, like finding a dope album in your friend's collection you'd never heard before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, his fifth solo album, is dope.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    6's & 7's is a hard album to deliver a final verdict. It's an album that was made for a very specific group, everyone else be damned, and so while I honestly can't say I'm a full fledged Techaholic, I do have to acknowledge that for many this album will be nothing short of epic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While other artists have struggled to contain both their lofty ambitions and animal instincts on the same album (see also, David Banner), and while it does have its low points and high points, Pl3dge sounds remarkably cohesive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've ever found yourself pouring over the lyrics to a Eminem or Royce song, trying to break down each metaphor and punchline, you'll eat Hell up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt about it, Finally Famous is full of good music.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you consider dressing up putting on clean socks, if you know what the streets smell like at four in the morning, if you consider Shook Ones Pt. II the perfect track to kick back to, you'll have Random Axe on repeat for weeks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    King of Hearts, his fourth studio album, is strictly for the grown and sexy. It may not be a new school classic (it's not) but this is a damn good album.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no doubt about it, there's greatness lurking in Game, and in R.E.D. Album. Let's just hope that from here on out he'll find the consistency he needs to truly claim that greatness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're still a long way from a classic, but Take Care once again proves that he's just too good to disappear anytime soon.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gambino's strength is also his weakness. As a TV writer and a comedian he's naturally focused on punchlines and creating moments, which at his best is enormously entertaining and at the worst forced
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You know that breathless feeling you had when you ran from the cops after they broke up a house party? This album is that feeling in musical form.