RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 648 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% 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 8 Million Stories
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 648
648 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graduation is neat, tidy, formal, but lacking in personality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's a little bit Twista, a little bit Trick Daddy, and a whole lot Nelly. None of those things are negative, but the fact he can't distinguish himself from any of them isn't a positive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Foxy's ability to be honest about her trials and tribulations is refreshing, and the album is mostly successful regardless of her extra-long absence from store shelves.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, Definition of Real may not be an instant classic, but it isn't a sophomore slump either, and there are signs that there could be more to Plies beyond his drawl and his love of female reproductive organs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the tracks never reach and identity outside their own samples Greg does breath fresh new life into them and make things you've probably heard a thousand times, exciting again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Getting a sequel to the first two volumes was an unexpected and pleasant surprise, but outside of his hardcore fan base of Wu-Tang Clan fans there's not much chance of this album succeeding.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem here is that the near single-mindedness of his subject matter on Look What You Made Me shows EXACTLY what he's been made by one too many music videos with jiggling booty and coochie--a nymphomaniac.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's counter-productive to analyze Keith's verses too carefully, because at some point they're just well constructed and well delivered jabberwocky.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times their shared mic duties on this CD seem very forced, but the beats and guests smooth out those rough edges and help you to overlook the fact this unit isn't what it used to be.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Flash and his collaborators provide good beats and rhymes so if this is what a "studio album" is for Flash in 2009 let's just hope there are plenty more on the way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I Heard it Today makes me a less reluctant Lif fan since I've come to terms with his vocal style, but I still yearn for the collaborative efforts of Perceptionist days gone by which had incredible rhymes and incredible beats all at the same time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst this album is by no means a classic, and musically the latter parts perhaps not faring as well with repeat listens, it is lifted up by superb lyrics and effortless charisma from the rappers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though The Voice starts off a little slow with 'Swagger Right' and 'Houston Oilers,' once the album hits a groove it keeps it all the way through to the Mike Dean produced 'Grandma II' finale.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hurricane Chris built on the strengths of "51/50 Ratchet" and did not repeat his previous mistakes, thus improving musically and lyrically as an artist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part the charisma of Lil Wayne and Drake carries We Are Young Money even when the actual content does not.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rebirth" has moments of genius, and those moments almost always coincide with coupling fiery emotion with punk's propulsive rhythm.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Music Scene is a good album, but one that is hard to get excited about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't sound like much upon first listen. But after a few spins "In Search of Stoney Jackson" becomes a charming little record that has quite a lot to offer despite its fragmented, uncoordinated appearance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Songs like "Glitter Freeze" push that envelope to its furthest extent, where Albarn's sound becomes a plastic trance dance more at home with pulsing dancefloor strobe lights than a booming club with a DJ spinning the hottest rap hits. That may be a step too far for some. Tracks like "White Flag" and "Cloud of Unknowing" walk the line between those extremes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the whole the batting average is much higher than even the best MLB players when it comes to hits on "Day Shift" so E-40 supporters should be kicking themselves if they didn't pick this up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This will hold a bizarre position in his catalogue--Recovery is not his best, nor his worst, but either people will listen incessantly or barely at all. There is no middle ground.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Favoring melody over raucous beats is a risky strategy, but she just about pulls it off.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no mistaking or denying what you get on this CD--the same thing you got each time out before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the pull of the charts is hard to resist, the tracks with Primo and Just Blaze show he knows where his heart truly is, while the rest of the album tries and either fails or succeeds at pulling him away from the grime, grease and grit of the street corner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe the highest praise one can bestow on Pilot Talk is that it is a real album, not really fit for phone speakers or headphones but best enjoyed on a home or car system, where Ski's warm beats and Spitta's hazy vocals can fill the space.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn't the album to introduce the uninitiated to his unique and often oddball style and flow, but long time fans will appreciate this slice of history as proof that Dumile really does rap his own concerts and doesn't send out impostors under his famed Metal Face.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're not looking for an album that will change the world, but simply change your mood for an hour or two, there's definitely something to be said for Nothing.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If this was pop music with terrible lyrics and shitty beats that hurt my ears, you know I'd tell you so (see Soulja Boy) but nothing on Only One Flo (Part 1) would make me want to change the station if I heard it on the radio.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So ultimately the way I'll sum up Slime Flu is like this--I liked more than I hated and if his name came up on a mixtape in the near future I wouldn't skip over his track.