DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 148 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 24% 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 148
148 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 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).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The animal spin on Get Rich or Die Tryin’. 50 Cent attacks with that mindset on his 5th album, and it’s a solid entry in a very up and down career (in music at least).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels like Wiz is mostly coasting through this album, giving his already loyal fans exactly what they'd expect from him and not much else.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's frankly very little chance I'd ever listen to this album again if I wasn't obligated to revisit it in a month via "1 Listen" rules, but Nicki's got her own lane and it's not a lane I'm going to roadblock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good album by all accounts, but it's just not enough to free Joey from rap purgatory.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The "album" feels like a bunch of random songs, some quality songs mind you, but still just a bunch of songs that don't add up to anything larger.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He’s obviously still capable of moments of greatness, but right now those moments are so dulled by surrounding mediocrity they’re becoming lost.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At 12 tracks long, Evolution may lack any real oomph or spectacle, but it also contains little filler, which is an achievement in today’s singles dominated, bloated albums.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lacking the dynamic between repulsive brutality and oddball humor that made Earl so uncomfortably riveting, Doris is both tonally fragmented and occasionally monotonous: an ocean of griminess broken up by earnest confessional rhymes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its best, the California singer offers sweet but forgettable elevator music.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Influenced by what The Pharcyde did two decades ago, what Drake perfected a few years ago, and what many others have attempted since, Ink’s melodic tastes and rhyming style draws from all of these influencers. The problem is, he can’t quite charm like Wiz Khalifa, rhyme like Big Sean, or create art like Drake. Yet.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Absolutely none of the album is bad, but it's enough like Drake to make me feel like I might as well be listening to Drake, enough like The Weeknd to make me feel like I might as well be listening to Weeknd, etc. etc. etc.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little to write home about here, and for the most part it feels very hastily made.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Here both the production and Nicki's delivery border on absurdist theater, at one point devolving into Nicki literally making noises.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's an odd, disjointed album that, despite scattered high points, leaves one wondering what Thicke was thinking when he put it together. Paula Patton deserves better, and so do listeners.