HipHopDX's Scores

  • Music
For 288 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Undun
Lowest review score: 20 Neon Icon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 288
288 music reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From nine-minute douchebag manifestos, to enlisting an A-list Grammy ensemble to piece-mealing his album out to the masses every Friday, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy defies logic and it ignores convention.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Compton's flag bearer unveils a group of songs equally potent individually and collectively, meeting the mainstream and rabid fans in the middle, improbably touching that thinnest slice between mass appeal and mass respect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its substantial subject matter, solid production and tightly-woven sequencing, Charity Starts At Home does exactly what a solo debut should: showcases the artist's skill set and personality all at once.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a work to prove that they could do it, and they've done it tenfold.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LP1
    In sum, the mysterious Tahliah Barnett has created a devastatingly beautiful and industrial debut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent is at its root empowering, challenging and subversive, most strikingly, it’s simply an incredibly rewarding listen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no doubt--R.A.P. Music is the best Southern Rap album since Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yeezus--like Yeezy--is jarring, uncomfortable, uncompromising and courageous--all the things that initially made Hip Hop great.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The project furthers Top Dawg Entertainment's winning streak and marks the formal arrival of a cornerstone for this organization, an interestingly deep thinker whose determination and expanding consciousness seek to uplift and shape the world around him.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By co-opting the title of John Coltrane’s 1965 classic, A Love Supreme, Bilal is at least hinting at lofty expectations. For the most part he exceeds them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As Gangster Rap, Piñata is free of conceptual pretense; it’s a slice more than a thesis. It’s also a new benchmark for Gibbs and may end up as a career calling card. If nothing else, it quickly sounds like one of the year’s best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No Poison No Paradise is Black Milk’s best album, and one of the year’s best in Hip Hop so far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is brimming with peerless content and an enlivened ambience that is manifested from his spoken word introduction to his grandmother's parting words on the closing track.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nobody’s Smiling is defiant, as full of commanding musicality as it is of Common’s own provocation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it feels druggy and improvisational at times, the outcome is soberingly great.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Directors of Photography is a top-notch effort. Production and lyrics are both outstanding, and there are few qualms, if none at all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every song on The Dreamer/The Believer succeeds off the strength of Common and No I.D.'s seasoned chemistry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In addition to being Dam Funk’s best production work to date, 7 Days Of Funk is Snoop's most enjoyable album in years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With welcome to: OUR HOUSE, Slaughterhouse has somehow managed to improve upon its already-absurd skill set.