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 The Craft
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 676
676 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You're Dead loses momentum after "Never Catch Me." Much of the later two-thirds of the album is more atmospheric, reminiscent of 2012's more contemplative "When the Quiet Comes."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall this album has some definite stand out tracks: "Not the Only One," "2 Phones," "La Familia" and "Time For That." The rest of the project is not bad, it's just generally underwhelming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Alias's production merely compounds the record's dense and oppressive aesthetic. The tracks tend to bleed into each other musically, one grainy backing indistinguishable from the next.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DS2
    If you can get into the fantasy and ignore the reality then DS2 might be good escapist music for a little while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    York is an interesting and often times bizarre album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The problem here is that not only is no progress made, Weekend at Burnie's might just be an artistic regress.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's no secret the Twins get gully. Fortunately for listeners, it's very contagious. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of lyrical content.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Simply in musical and vocal terms, it feels too limited, mainly due to him over-thinking things.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Death Grips have always been a challenging group to listen to, but Government Plates is more migraine-inducing than head-nodding.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is one to spin a couple of times, then never again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the moment, we are treated to a promising if frustrating record that remarkably lacks a hit single itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At 10 songs and nearly an hour long the "Back to Reality" album packs a lot of bang for the buck, and if you're in the mood to go retro this is the perfect album to fire up when you put on your Michael Jackson glove, fire up the Coleco, play Donkey Kong 'til your hands get sore then go party at Studio 54.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a decent but underwhelming album, and one that inspires apathy more than adoration or disgust.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the haste to produce and release the album shows when listening; the thing is clearly rushed and even feels a tad opportunistic after the surprise critical resurgence of the Wu after the Raekwon-directed "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Odd Future fam needs better quality control to stay relevant in 2013 and beyond.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While the beats are relatively mediocre and not at all unusual for this brand of hip hop, they do a decent job matching the dark picture Gucci paints. Unfortunately, that picture is more of a rough sketch as Gucci steers more toward unrefined flows and bland, mechanically arching vocals rather than a more thought out approach.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you can get past some of the dumb lines and the often blunt nature of Big Sean's approach to seduction, there's enough solid, modern R&B here to satisfy those craving something a bit more direct than Drake, but it could have been so much more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Instead of acknowledging that they perhaps have something unique to offer and trying to put their own twist on rap, the Keys attempt to strip down their sound to fit within hip-hop genre norms--the result being the taming of many gifted rappers whose time would have been otherwise better spent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Your patience will be especially tested during the closing trio of songs that could have been better had they been a couple minutes shorter and/or delivered with more zest musically.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It is an LP with one hit single, some solid album cuts and the rest is genuinely quite forgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the rhythm of the album is constantly interrupted by cacophonous dirges which makes it feel unsettled.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's cotton candy hip-hop that's enjoyable to consume but has no real substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They offer a positive, upbeat take on hip-hop with heavy doses of melody. While it didn't totally win me over, there are enough bright points, and it is done with enough skill and passion that I recommend it to anyone nostalgic for the days of b-boys and beatboxes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A third of the songs are about hooking up with ladies, a third are heartfelt ballads to lovers, and a third are break-up songs. It's the lifecycle of a relationship, over and over. I'm not convinced by it, but it's working for him.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At the end of the day Mac Miller is without a doubt capable of bringing more to the table than shallow, boring rap. Unfortunately, he doesn't do much to prove that on GO:OD AM.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I fully respect his artistic and creative choices and his right to be his own man and not be defined by his years as a seminal underground rapper. I respect his choices, but I still pine for a Camu Tao we don't hear on this album and that we won't hear ever again. In the end I feel that his potential still went untapped.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It certainly doesn't reach the catchy levels of Ross' biggest hits on most songs, but sounds good enough to have been decent album tracks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Pinkprint is let down by some basic conceptual flaws, lackadaisical decision-making and even placing too much faith in bonus tracks to appease the masses
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We got what feels like a very quickly thrown together product that lacks the depth and introspection of his previous projects.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drake's Views is him lying on a therapist's couch whining for large chunks of time and the album drags as a result. Yet, if you took the best dozen tracks, you'd have a perfectly enjoyable, listenable LP.