RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 676 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tetsuo & Youth
Lowest review score: 15 Occasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 676
676 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Songs About Girls is an album that theoretically has no end and doesn't need to have one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Making an album is a team game, and the end product isn't big enough, not quite as daring or bold as we may well have expected.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    He has created a haunting, unique, and well-realized artistic statement that is the perfect soundtrack for the early hours of the morning.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Idlewild" seems to prove they're two seperate artists even more than the last double album did.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    He's never too sappy, too apologetic, or too mean-spirited.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sometimes this anger is ugly and interesting. Sometimes it is shallow and shocking. But something tells me that, while I have no trouble dismissing loads of offensive hip-hop, I won't be able to write this one off so easily.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On the whole it works more often than not though, as Morello and Riley have a genuine and unforced chemistry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If Jay-Z is like a smooth mellow shot of Maker's Mark, then Mad Child is like wolfing Bacardi 151 and Swollen Members follows it with a smooth Prevail chaser. If you like the burn, this machine is beautiful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Within the initial audio assault of "Matangi" lies a fine album, but it's also one that could have done with some pruning, a bit more care taken in the sequencing and perhaps a bit more self-belief.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On the lyrical side of things, 50 seems to have his edge back. Whether he's orchestrating a robbery or bucking (pun intended) shots at his foes, it seems apparent that the criticisms got to him. For the hard core fans, the softer songs are skippable, but I can't hold that against him too much.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with the occasional humorless rhyme and plodding beat, Joey Badda$$'s latest mixtape is further proof that he is a force to be reckoned with, and that the hype around him is not unwarranted.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    [A] fun, rambunctious, guilty pleasure of an album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After three decades in the music business, it's inspiring to see him deliver an excellent album: overseeing it, driving his guests/writers/producers onto greater things and delivering it in an interesting way is no mean feat. His voice has matured.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the prolific amount of material having the possibility of thinning out the quality of his beats and rhymes, Plies just keeps getting better with every CD.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's [the] beats by Danger Mouse that make "Demon Days" a winner, even when the Gorillaz concept threatens to overwhelm itself with pretentious twaddle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite it's unevenness, Ridin High is a nice portfolio from an up-and-coming duo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Home might be a bust as an instrumental hip-hop album, but it is very successful as a piece of well-crafted electronic music.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's funny and soulful, and will help keep the blues at bay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The sound's still high quality on "Shock Value II," it's just not 100% his own any more - maybe 50%, maybe 75%, all depending on what the co-credits really mean.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Vodka & Ayahuasca is not only one of the strongest rap releases so far this year, in terms of 'crazy combinations' it stands up to "Madvillainy" and "Hell: The Sequel."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a fun, modern rap album with strong roots in '90s creativity and '80s innocence that has the potential to reach longtime fans as well as recruit new followers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some lyrical flaws here and there, it still shines.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A$AP's charisma and finesse mostly compensate for his shortcomings as a lyricist. That, combined with the trippy heaviness of Danger Mouse's production, make "A.L.L.A." an album worth spending time with, even dead sober.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Mountain Will Fall is DJ Shadow's best album in over a decade, largely because it is his most consistent since "The Private Press."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best thing about listening to the Heiruspecs is that they sound like a rap group on the beginning of a long journey, as opposed to one who finally "made it" and feel content now that they're signed and distributed nationally.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Her debut is musically brilliant--if a bit samey.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Busta Rhymes has finally made an album that works from beginning to end--it is just a shame that the lack of crossover hit singles will doubtless leave BOMBS a slightly unappreciated gem.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The members were certainly armed, and they seem to hit more than they miss.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it won't be the best or most important album in the entire catalogue, "Redman Presents... Reggie" fits perfectly into his body of work as a whole and will be worthy of multiple replays after the purchase date.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    5.0
    If you're willing to put up with the headaches of finding and acquiring the right version though, 5.0 is a worthy follow-up to "Brass Knuckles" that should keep his millions of fans well satisfied.