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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall result is an album that's easily enjoyable, but not particularly interesting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paperwork is at its most compelling when it feels like he’s being the most autobiographical.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its best, the California singer offers sweet but forgettable elevator music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt about it, Finally Famous is full of good music.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The simple truth is this is the kind of music you're best off not thinking too much about.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Songz isn't doing anything new, but when he's still delivering music this high quality it really doesn't matter that much.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forest Hills Drive has enough twists and turns to inspire an almost schizophrenic stream of reactions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Z is a mood piece, 10 homogenous tracks that breeze by and flow on a winning combination of sweet vocals, sweeter hooks, and the sweetest of melodies and instrumentals.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These are good songs, but we don't come to Waka for good.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gifted is a collection of tracks from an unarguably talented emcee, but the point at which a collection of music becomes an album, a singular work with a focus and unity strong enough to truly make an impact, Wale still hasn’t reached that point.... In the meantime, we’re left with a quality album.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is certainly his most sonically diverse album ever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strange Clouds isn't perhaps as thrilling as Adventures, mostly because the thrill of the unknown is gone, but B.o.B.'s second album is superior in almost every respect.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The forward momentum shown on previous releases continues with Because the Internet. The jokes and gimmicks show up less often and in their place are introspective questions about himself, his relationships, and his family. Most of the time it works.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    T.I. is more lyrical than he often gets credit for, but it's his "swag" that truly separates him from the crowd, and Trouble Man is dripping with so much swag T.I. should bottle it and sell it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whatever, the point is that instead of snare hits and cymbal crashes Barker's real contribution came from behind the boards--he's got a production credit on every one of the album's tracks. By the same token he's often paired with other producers, and when it works, like on the RZA influenced Carry It, it really works. Unfortunately, when it doesn't work, it really doesn't.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kat Dahlia's My Garden is good music. Period.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is fun, enjoyable, and well-done.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    There aren't many singers who have both the vocal ability and range of delivery to traverse a musical landscape that vast, but Brown does it all while impressively managing to maintain a real cohesion throughout X.