RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 577 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tetsuo & Youth
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 577
577 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of RA The Rugged Man, this is essential. For fans of early Eminem, this is essential. For everybody else, if you can ignore the swearing and appreciate the intricacies of RA's rhyming, you'll undoubtedly enjoy this because at least 80% of this record is straight up dope hip hop.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Born Sinner is a real grower, one that in many ways completely exceeds expectations and demands your attention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even many of his prettiest, most delicate tracks are grounded in thumping bass. As a result, it's a more satisfying listen than Shlohmo's or Nosaj Thing's albums.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is two veteran MCs going hard and loose, feeding off one another's energy and pushing one another to step their game up. It's definitely the start to a beautiful friendship.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By Janelle Monae's lofty standards, this is still very good, but not quite as great as her previous offering.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to complain much about Event II given Del's razor sharp wit and deft tongue skills.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is certainly a fine album, pretty much throughout.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This feels fresh yet familiar; a throwback picture in a modern frame. ... The truest of Eminem fans out there ... will absolutely lap it up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that this record features Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Vince Staples means it is worth checking out for hip hop fans anyway; that it's actually a brilliant listen makes it all the better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times the production teeters back and forth between cohesive and monotonous, but after repeated listens, the tracks stand out apart from each other more as you unravel the heavily layered production.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Infamous Mobb Deep is an enjoyable journey for long time fans of the group, but for newcomers it's a hefty two hour plus tome that can't be taken in one sitting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The resulting album is an intense, visceral experience. It manages to combine the aggression of both punk and hip-hop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Open Mike Eagle does one better and shows a path forward for hip-hop.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's accessible enough to be listenable, challenging enough to be interesting, and has many layers for the listener to unfold and decipher.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Common is feeling himself few can do it better, but one of the best things he does on "Nobody's Smiling" is spread the love around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beats and rhymes give life to a truly cinematic experience, as though the Souls had been airlifted from Oakland to a Hollywood soundset. It's a short trip geographically but a long player musically that's worth revisiting many times after your initial purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The production throughout Aquarius is on point, whether it's the infectious, yet odd sound of "Wildfire", or the crashing bongos backing a pseudo-rap switch in to some long notes on "Far Side of the Moon."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vibes is a very fun, laidback album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no phony builds, no bass dropping, no obvious patterns. Faith in Strangers keeps listeners on their toes, and keeps their head nodding the whole time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hits all the notes that you want from a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, and is much a more satisfying project than "A Better Tomorrow."
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Venomous Villain" is more of an Insomniac promo CD than a credible sequel to Doom's dastardly "Vaudeville Villain" release two years ago. Even so, Doom stylistically slays every opportunity he's given at the mic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sigel is qualified enough as an artist to hold down an album on his own, but one gets the sense he didn't want to take any chances this record wouldn't sell and had to make sure there was one cameo for everyone.
    • 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
    While not as strong as some of her earlier albums, it does rectify the mistakes found on "This is Not a Test" and show that far from stagnating Missy is growing as an artist both in front of and behind the mixing board.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Murray's Revenge" clocks in at a meager thirty-three minutes, which is simply too short for a full-length album.... Regardless, he is back, and better than ever.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Make no mistake about it, this is a formulaic album.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    By bringing his beats up to date he may not only win back some old fans but convert a few new ones in the process by showing them he's more than just a Hollywood actor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Idlewild" seems to prove they're two seperate artists even more than the last double album did.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    [A] fun, rambunctious, guilty pleasure of an album.