DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 155 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 2.9 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 155
155 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are the songs that don’t initially blow you away, but you find yourself coming back to months later.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album’s content is narrow, and while there are certainly no duds here, things do get a bit predictable as the album progresses. However, the constant non-sequiturs and familiar production doesn’t take a whole lot away from the overall value of the collection.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Live From the Underground may not be K.R.I.T.'s best album yet, for more that'd be ReturnOf4Eva, but that's like saying Michael Jordan's fourth championship was the "best" of his six titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, Common's been an almost staggeringly consistent presence in music for years, and then fittingly, his new album Nobody's Smiling, is as good as anything he's done.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may have its moments of aggression, but ultimately Habits & Contradictions is often a more quiet and thoughtful album.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    K.R.I.T.'s created another album that will stand the test of time with 4EvaNaDay.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    W.A.R. is only his third project in over ten years. If you're going to pursue quality over quantity you better deliver quality, and thankfully W.A.R. is nothing but quality.
    • 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$y be my pilot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Knock Madness works best when Hopsin is either angrily fighting or humorously poking fun at some sort of ludicrosity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Payback sounds more like a catharsis, an extended musical middle finger filled with the kind of instrumental interludes, frenetic humor and unconstrained personality that will leave heads nodding, and Clear Channel running in the opposite direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately V&A is an album that presents a fearlessly original and coherent, if distorted, vision, something that's become an endangered species in the age of the hit single.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    King of Hearts, his fourth studio album, is strictly for the grown and sexy. It may not be a new school classic (it's not) but this is a damn good album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is that while far from perfect, this is a more complex and well executed album than the vast majority of anything we'll get this year. Or put more simply, who's really challenging Kanye West and Jay-Z for hip-hop's throne. Seriously. Who?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways Long.Live.A$AP is an album of the present.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Timberlake and Timbaland (Timbalake?) are at their best when they rely more on organic soul than samples.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looking 4 Myself isn't a classic, it's just not, but until I hear better, it's the best R&B album of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good album by all accounts, but it's just not enough to free Joey from rap purgatory.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Together the two vets have created a work that's worthy of some serious recognition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A listen will be worth your time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meek understands his audience, they expect a monumental introduction, summer ready hits, sincerity and more hits. He does this all, with a bit of style and an abundance of swagger.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, these songs and all of the songs on the album are stories, and to call Macklemore a storytelling rapper would be an understatement. He only tells stories, most often his own, it just turns out he's the kind of gifted storyteller that can keep you listening.