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 12.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 85
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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The music is powerful, but the moods and mental space Channel Orange occupies are often macabre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're willing to open your ears up, you'll be entertained by a high quality MC having a blast on record.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a pleasure to listen to, and perhaps its sheer existence (thanks in part to crowdsourcing on Kickstarter) is a fact to be celebrated in itself
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Folila fits right into that legacy, while managing to expand it just a little further.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just as the two's previous solo projects, the music will probably not sit well with most hip-hop heads, but it's the perfect LP for each of their respective fan base.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Gutter Rainbows may not be promoted heavily due to its independent release, but it should be rotated heavily in our MP3's, it's a definite win for the listener/consumer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The album is a pleasure to listen to, with enough airy energy to fit a summer playlist and angst raw enough to carry it over into the shorter, colder days of winter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The whole of First Serve is greater than the sum of its parts, and the album's crisp pace, infectious energy and playful humor make it an easy listen and a simple pleasure
    • 63 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Cope makes up for his mediocre (to some) but unique voice with strong, thoughtful songwriting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    At it's best, Reloaded rocks like Evidence liberated from the jungle of Premo beats and given enough space to go believably gangster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There are some tracks on this record I don't appreciate much now as a college student in my early 20s, but I can guarantee as I get older and more mature, I will find this album more relatable and more enjoyable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    They swing like only the second line can. All in all, it's a cause for celebration (and fifty more years of Preservation Hall).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Murs and Fashawn have done what few collaborative albums do: create a complete and cohesive album, that actually lives up to lofty expectations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is a very solid debut release and well worth the wait.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a project more likely to fit comfortably into what will likely grow into a large and varied discography than deliver instant lightning in a bottle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All things considered, Young Krizzle delivers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Like her fellow countrywomen, Is Your Love Big Enough? has a core of strong songwriting that helps La Havas elbow her way into a field packed with talented women drawing from the deep well of American soul.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The LP's best moments are when Pusha digs deeper.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    So Ritual Union may not be a perfect album, but it is charming, intriguing and rewarding enough to ensure that you'll overlook any flaws and keep coming back to give it another spin. And that's something very special indeed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Enjoyment of Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them will probably be directly correlated to the listener's ability to separate it from Below the Heavens. That in itself is a testament to the talent of the two artists involved, who have more than any flowers that come their way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Every utterance on the album is packed full of meaning. Listeners will surely be left gleaning new insights from this collection after every rotation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While this album definitely has its FFWD moments, the Beasties' lighthearted approach still manages to hand the smack down to crab rappers and school the bratty new kids on the block in one fell swoop.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it might sound more suitable for spins on a clunky, stereophonic hi-fi, this stone soul picnic is a breath of fresh air in the here and now amidst the throng of techno R&B androids scaling the charts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While this EP is a rather nice progression for Dear, and truly shows the diversity of his music, it also will give listeners something to wait for when his project comes out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Homeboy Sandman's latest offering is worth a purchase. The style he provides through-out the 6 tracks on Subject: Matter shows off his intelligence–something a lot of Hip-Hop is missing these days. His story-telling abilities and vivid imagery go hand-in-hand on every track.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This time however they gave us a good album, something pleasant, different and raw to vibe on. Definitely give this a spin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is perhaps the most danceable "smart" record ever. Or, maybe this is the smartest dance record ever…? ...Whatever it is, it works... beautifully.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Defamation is one of those records that's just too easy to love; its best moments are simply undeniable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's best enjoyed as an album of two halves--with funk on the A side, and a more introspective flipside. Either way, Sinkane's trip to the Red Planet is more than worth signing up for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect album, nor is it always easy listening, but its imperfections make it even more of a human album from a rapper who's at its best at his most personal.