The Source's Scores

  • Music
For 61 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 90 Compton
Lowest review score: 40 Lip Lock
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
61 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Direct, honest and powerful, Patch The Sky can only win you over, slowly but surely.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not Puff's best collection by any stretch of the imagination, but it definitely has some gems. [Dec/Jan 2016, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Save a few moments of "over-rapping," his pen is sharp and succinct, void of dull or filler moments. [Dec/Jan 2016, p.90]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Free TC moves way less outside contribution than expected. [Dec/Jan 2016, p.90]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    T5DOA is a fine body of work, but falls short of the "classic album" tag that has eluded Kiss throughout his career. [Dec/Jan 2016, p.89]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rodeo deftly accomplished one thing: Scott's sound is cemented. [#267, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The album is sonically pleasing. [#267, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compton gives every indication that Dr. Dre is as potent now as he was in the 20th century's final decade. [#267, p.91]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GO:OD AM is the most transparent music Mac Miller has ever made and in doing so he has created a sonically cohesive and impressive album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it fails to live up to the internet created hype, its highs outweigh its lows making it an impressive body of work especially if it was made in just six days.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Documentary 2 is The Game’s strongest most focused work since his debut album 10 years ago.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rock presence is clear, but Rocky's raps are still where he triumphs. [Jun-Jul 2015, p.93]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's only 36 minutes long, to some Dom fans dismay, it gives you another layer of what you've come to expect from the Leimert Park emcee--anecdotes, swagger, relatable problems and dreams, all over a mix of West Coast melodic production. [Jun-Jul 2015, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surf's arbitrary, spontaneous nature is one of the chief reason's it's such a well put together album. [Jun-Jul 2015, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the rappers who also contribute to the album aren't out of place, the journey you take with Snoop and Pharrell feels a bit over capacity with their addition. [Jun-Jul 2015, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it's a;l said and done, Summertime '06 will be remembered as one of--if not solely--2015's best. [Jun-Jul 2015, p.87]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each song means more with reference to the project's overall concept than it does as a standalone record, which shouldn't take away from its impact, but rather speak of the courage of its creator. [Apr-May 2015, p.87]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately for listeners, DZA comes through solid again. [Apr/May 2014, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Krazy Life is a solid debut. [Apr/May 2014, p.81]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall a thoroughly introspective record featuring classic Southern yet modern hip-hop sound tagged with a relatable yet unique coming-of-age story. [Apr/May 2014, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those unfamiliar with Q's pre-Interscope material, his official debut provides insight, and an appetizer of what his more than respectable discography can do to not only entertain fans of 2010s rap, but inspire them. [Apr/May 2014, p.81]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's when Gotti ventures out of his comfort zone that he truly succeeds. [Dec 2013/Jan 2014, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Because The Internet stands on its own musically. The project undoubtedly stands much taller when put in context of all the additional material released in order to create something bigger. [Dec 2013/Jan 2014, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Allowing Cee Lo to exercise his eclecticism while staying within the boundaries of GM is pivotal to this album's originality and is pulled off in a way that only they could make happen. [Sep 2013, p.101]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The production, the majority by Detail, shines overall despite a few so-so tracks. [Sep 2013, p.100]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals that come along with the music and skits create a Cirque du Soleil-meets-Hip-Hop atmosphere as Tech N9ne and his star-studded cast propel you through ups and downs throughout the album all while staying on track with fire, water, earth theme. [Sep 2013, p.99]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Run The Jewels and Run The Jewels so enticing is that they only rap about what they know, and they do it well. [Sep 2013, p.98]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite lackluster showings on the title track, and the anti-climactic first two verses of "Picasso Baby," a track presence that has stood the test of time for almost two decades eventually shines though. The second half of the aforementioned "Picasso Baby" shows off Jay-Z at his peak. [Sep 2013, p.97]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there might be a few missteps her and there--particularly in the strength of some of the verses--most of the album works really well. [Nov 2013, p.93]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On MNIMN Push T delivers his wittiest lines to date. [Nov 2013, p.91]
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