Okayplayer's Scores

  • Music
For 148 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 96% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 3% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 12.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 84
Highest review score: 98 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lowest review score: 50 Beaus$eros
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 148
148 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For listeners ready to let go of expectations and embark on a musical ride, the journey will be well worth it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As the album unfolds you're drawn inexorably into a world of high quality music that deserves to be savoured, devoured, replayed and pored over, and above all, enjoyed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Make no mistake about it, most of the instrumentation on the album is just Toro y Moi. More so ‘Moi’.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The LP's best moments are when Pusha digs deeper.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Camp is powered by the same blend of quirk, wit and vulnerability that drives Glover's comedic endeavors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Between the obvious hits and the Halcion fuzz however lays an interesting sound.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It does feel like the melding Icebird does of electronic elements with blues, soul, and rock is a progressive move.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In music, the best artists bare their souls and shed light into unknown realities. With Cudi, however, the wounds might still be too deep, since he bemoans his way through the impressive soundtrack and lacks the essence needed to make this project resonate.Life has its ups and downs, but there's no need to implode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the collection plays like exactly what it is: a fun side project that re-affirms the core values of vintage hip-hop at a time when the genre too often seems to value everything but vintage fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally Famous boasts enough bouncy beats and catchy hooks that he should have no problem landing a follow up on the charts. Still, the album falls short of establishing him as an artist of a magnitude to match his name.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Love & Danger fits the mold per Keith's willingness to unleash a tweaked stream-of-consciousness upon his listeners, but his flow isn't nearly as succinct as on records past.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While casual listeners may be left scratching their heads a time too often for their liking, connoisseurs of pure MCing will find plenty to admire in Beans' craftsmanship, and long time fans of the Consortium will likely add this project to their collections with no regrets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Monkeytown is a must for fans of techno, electro, and/or pop.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite talk of the non-living, one can say more resolutely that The Upsetter is back at it, town crying and rousing the most lively music lovers among us while keeping great reggae alive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packaged together here, The Fall does not feel like a proper Gorillaz album, but more like a musical scrapbook of the tour. Fortunately for us, even Damon's scraps are worthy of a casual listen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Overall Breakfast effectively blends alternative and hip-hop elements into an eclectic montage of fresh lyricism and bursting musical backdrops.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Cope makes up for his mediocre (to some) but unique voice with strong, thoughtful songwriting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Beaus$Eros seems to re-hash the sonic aesthetic of Busdriver's earlier releases, but this time with less impressive beats, weak vocals, and little to no live instrumentation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Nothing isn't N*E*R*D*'s strongest effort, it does offer an interesting take on pop music.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There is no visible rust on Game Tested, Streets Approved, Rob's first album in six years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's an indulgent side project and the monotony of the production is enough that the 'McKayla is Not Impressed' face may be unavoidable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's functional, escapist, I-hate-my-job-and-live-for-my-weekends, music.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unlike the legends of BK past, London doesn't riff on drugs and housing projects, which in and of itself earns him a fair shot. He may be redefining what it means to be a rapper in the 21st century, but it wouldn't hurt if he practiced more rules of the game before changing it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    You gave it a listen, and it sounded like a good time. But deep down you know you didn't actually have one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In the end, the high points here are more than compelling enough to warrant repeated spins, and the weak spots are simply forgettable, not unlistenable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not explicitly a concept or homage album, Endlessly captures a retro American sound reminiscent of sock hops and drive-ins so subtly, that the album could have been called Effortlessly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, Occasion boasts a myriad of sounds and heads may gravitate more toward certain lanes than others but, with nary a weak track, Kidz In The Hall keep it game tight and deliver a dope-ass record.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The sad thing is that if this concept had been presented as a one-off concert, it could have been amazing; a fitting tribute from the brightest stars of the 21st century to the man who taught them everything they know. But on record, it simply fails to take off. Quite frankly Quincy Jones, and his legacy, deserve better.