DJ Booth's Scores

  • Music
For 124 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 Life is Good
Lowest review score: 50 Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 124
124 music reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more than an album, this is a moment in music history. Enjoy it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He's given us all he could possibly give us; an album worthy of being called a classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead being flooded with a viral marketing campaign and absurdly hyperbolic praise or scorn, listening to this album feels like a discovery, like finding a dope album in your friend's collection you'd never heard before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    undun clocks in at well under an hour, Questlove said he wants it to be "ADD proof", a running time that also magnifies the importance of the third of the album that's purely instrumental. It's on these vocal-free tracks that The Roots truly show what they're capable of.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no doubting that he's gone from a freshman to a full-fledged member of R&B's graduating class with Kaleidoscope Dream.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no denying that with his knack for catchy melodies, descriptive songwriting, and excellent beat selection, Chance displays qualities on Acid Rap that have the potential to catapult him into superstardom. As a project itself, Acid Rap is one sweet, smooth musical journey that grapples with some serious topics in a pleasing manner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it would have been easy for Tech to overpower listeners with fast rhymes and monstrous beats, on the whole Something Else is an intensely serious and sometimes even quiet album than isn’t afraid to tackle issues more rappers wouldn’t come near.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We’re clearly listening to one of the most purely talented artists of our generation working at her peak, or at least somewhere close.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R.A.P. Music sounds like exactly no other album to come out this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few days of repeat spins now have revealed the album to have more depth and sustainability than I first suspected.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You may not love this album, and I'm not sure I do, but you do have to respect it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Statik might not win the sprint, and isn’t really even running the same race, but Extended Play is definitely prepared for the marathon. You could pick this album up 5-10 years from now and it would have the same power as the day it came out.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-produced, collective backdrop is the foundation of Cilvia’s creative world, but it is Rashad’s poetically penned, energetically delivered raps that gently tip the scale towards a point of well-rounded balance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On his new album, Life Is Good, we're hearing the most locked-in Nas has been in years, and the results are awe-inspiring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    6's & 7's is a hard album to deliver a final verdict. It's an album that was made for a very specific group, everyone else be damned, and so while I honestly can't say I'm a full fledged Techaholic, I do have to acknowledge that for many this album will be nothing short of epic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is an amalgamation of his past trade and his current, and as is fitting for an album from a man whose past is as powdery white as a Colorado winter, it’s dope.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Section80 may not be a sacred text but I've got the feeling that in five years it may just prove to be prophetic.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you consider dressing up putting on clean socks, if you know what the streets smell like at four in the morning, if you consider Shook Ones Pt. II the perfect track to kick back to, you'll have Random Axe on repeat for weeks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Trilogy is more of a sonic landmark then it is a new work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully we finally have some more new Quik in our lives in the form of his eighth solo album, The Book of David, an album that finds the legendary DJ going back to his roots, and creating some nice music in the process.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.