DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 126 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Lowest review score: 50 Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 126
126 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though at times she panders to the club a bit much, and doesn’t provide quite the depth that is expected of a self-titled album and an artist on her fifth go around, Ciara is filled with a fun batch of songs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He understands what a casual, top of the iTunes chart browsing fan is looking for, and what his dedicated fans who have been there since his bluesy beginnings are looking for. Blurred Lines mostly hits its mark when aiming for these two very different audiences, but the interspersing of slimy, pop songs with smooth as butter, tasteful ones comes off as awkward.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Kiss Land is a decent first full-length, but for the hype that The Weeknd had built up leading to this release, some (if not most) will say that it failed to meet expectations, especially compared to the incredible hype that surrounded his 2011 debut.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Knock Madness works best when Hopsin is either angrily fighting or humorously poking fun at some sort of ludicrosity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album might not be nearly good enough to launch him into any "classic" conversation, but it also not nearly bad enough to be viewed as a sign of his impending demise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Future’s influence might not ever reach the same height as that famous duo’s, but efforts like Honest certainly dispel his consistent-hit-man-of-little-substance status (a la T-Pain).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This album is about keeping Brown relevant and making the musical man child marketable again, and on that level it's a moderate success. He's still got a long way to go before he regains his previous stature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We'll simply have to look at I'm Gay as a sign that B might not prove to be the flash in the pan that so many haters hope he is.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Maybe he's burnt out, maybe he just doesn't care as much anymore, but whatever the reason, Tha Carter IV just doesn't feel like one of the biggest albums of the year – at all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most of Fear of God feels like detached, competent, common-denominator, major-label hip-hop, which would be fine if we weren't already aware what he's capable of.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Her talent and voice makes up for the fact that Lioness isn't really an album, but more like a collection of unfinished business.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The simple truth is this is the kind of music you're best off not thinking too much about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The young Somalian is far from the first artist to have to figure out "their" sound while sweating under the spotlight, and by the sound of Silence he's still figuring things out.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The tracks do not really flow into each other or sound good in sequence, but individually some records do shine.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These are good songs, but we don't come to Waka for good.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Based on a T.R.U. Story isn't a great album, but was anyone expecting a great album from 2 Chainz?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unapologetic is by no means a bad album, it'd be nearly impossible to combine the music industry's best songwriters, producers and Rihanna's charismatic delivery and not create quality music, but as an album Unapologetic has no real core, no real theme; unless you count "making hits" as a theme.