Vibe's Scores

  • Music
For 290 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Marshall Mathers LP
Lowest review score: 20 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 290
290 music reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While P's rhyme schemes haven't changed much, he has improved his musical backdrops significantly. [Feb 2002, p.121]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The commercial techno sludge of Oakenfold's songs on Bunkka suggests that he should have thought twice about veering from his career path as DJ du jour. [Aug 2002, p.160]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sounds like a watered-down Pearl Jam spiked with a drum machine and a couple of extra synths. [Feb 2002, p.123]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Killa is mostly outmatched by his more charismatic Wu brethren. [Oct 2006, p.144]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The majority of Kala is limp and unfocused. [Sep 2007, p.133]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With a thin vocal range and punchy delivery, will sings and raps his way through half-baked funk vamps like 'She's A Star,' failing to effectively update the sizzling 'Thriller'-isms to which he's clearly in thrall. [Nov 2007, p.94]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    That Brave on the whole is almost unapologetically poor isn't surprising--Jenny's never made a viable Album of the Year. But never before has the fly-girl-cum-cover girl been so listless. [Dec 2007, p.107]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While, Sov should feel comfy in this climate of likeable, marketable, off-kilter MCs, Jigsaw is too frenetic to function.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    His constipated, region-nonspecific flow overwhelms even the most flamboyant beats. [Jan 2007, p.119]