DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 153 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 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Lowest review score: 40 Paula
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 153
153 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If every album from here on sounds like Planet Pit the public will begin to forget just what made him so special in the first place, but right here, right now, it's Pitbull's world and we're just living partying in it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Weekend at Burnie's has earned a regular spot in my iPod rotation. I may not be a full-ledged jet but I when I do fly I've got no problem letting Curren$y be my pilot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a fine line between consistency and monotony, so while The Cool Kids' style can, over the course of a project, begin to feel like a drone, these bursts of change keep When Fish Ride feeling fresh.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's just no contemporary precedent for music like this. And that might just be the best sign of all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Rowland continues to define her own sound, it still feels like she's giving us who she thinks we want to hear, not who she is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Listeners may be able to follow Rock home and live vicariously through him, but for thousands that is their home. There's no leaving, and those are the people who Follow Me Home was truly made for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To play the devil's advocate to the devil's advocate I just played, Thursday does shown a sonic growth from House of Balloons. It even dares – gasp – to up the tempo, bringing in a rapid fire hi-hat to propel the hook of Life of the Party and giving Heaven or Las Vegas a multi-instrument, layered sound we hadn't heard from them before.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cole World is full of evidence that when Cole sits down to write a hit, he mysteriously loses that intangible quality that first earned him these weighty expectations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That leaves us with a placeholder project while Dream sorts out some contractual "issues" with Def Jam over his delayed fourth album Diary of a Madman, and frankly I'll take this placeholder over 90% of R&B's official projects.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    How Do You Do is a great listen, but...there's just no getting around the fact that Mayer Hawthorne isn't an especially strong singer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    9th's created an album that slowly backs away from the bigger, heavily soulful tracks he's best known for and delivers some more subtle, softer work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall result is an album that's easily enjoyable, but not particularly interesting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Talk That Talk is both a sharp departure from her dark, rock-infused last two albums Rated R and Loud and a more easily enjoyable work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don't think My Life II in and of itself will go down as one of Mary's best albums; for all its quality it just doesn't have the focus and vision of a classic and occasionally seems to pander to the hot house/techno/club trend.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately V&A is an album that presents a fearlessly original and coherent, if distorted, vision, something that's become an endangered species in the age of the hit single.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may have its moments of aggression, but ultimately Habits & Contradictions is often a more quiet and thoughtful album.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond his mic skills, King also hints at Tyga's more seriously minded side, a side that surfaces again and again throughout the album.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is an album you play during a lazy Sunday afternoon, an album you reach for during a long road-trip, and in a way that's far more valuable than the month's new hottest thing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chiddy Bang is the sound of the younger generation, which is to say that they sound like whatever they feel like at the time, and their debut album Breakfast proves it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there's nothing revolutionary here, New Life is undoubtedly the work of a woman who's supremely comfortable in her own skin and own music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing on the album is groundbreaking and it won't go on to sell millions of copies, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a worthy piece of musical art.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In and of itself, Self Made 2 is a decent album that should find relative success.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The truth is in the eye of the beholder, and with easily accessible albums like Fortune, there will continue to be a lot of eyes on Chris Brown.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At 16 tracks, 20 on the deluxe version, this album manages to work in more than a couple joints featuring some of the vicious rap hardcore fans were hoping for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While everyone else is solid, there are no epiphanies, no "that artist is the next to blow!" moment that particularly deserves mention.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maintaining the same "burn down the building" energy that your most loyal fans demand while not actually burning down the building is no easy task, but it's a fine line that MGK mostly manages to walk with success on Lace Up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We can safely assume that Dreams and Nightmares is the best Meek can possibly muster. And if this is indeed Meek's best, Meek's best is pretty good.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    O.N.I.F.C. isn't a great album, but it isn't lazy either.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jesus Piece certainly isn't his best album, but if it ends up being his worst, then Jayceon's doing pretty damn good for himself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    IV Play finds Dream delving into more sounds and styles than ever before.