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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few failed revolutionary anthems, DP still has enough verbal ammunition to ignite the mind. [Feb 2006, p.130]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though a few recycled cliches stall the disc... Murs's payback is a big payoff. [Jun 2006, p.164]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though he abandons Deliverance's eccentricity, Bubba's lyrics still engage. [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    L.L. still has a few tricks up his sleeve. [May 2006, p.135]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertaining listen. [May 2006, p.138]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album has its puzzling moments. [Jul 2006, p.139]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In their earnest effort to recharge rap, however, the veterans' pioneer-day rhetoric comes off as heavy-handed. [Sep 2006, p.213]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These are antiheroic, anti-anthemic, antiwar gems of abstraction, full of consistently strange and exotic charms. [Oct 2006, p.146]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His cynical and intimate coming-of-age tales are a welcome twist on British rap. [May 2007, p.116]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eminem complements [Trice's] sinister outlook with equally gloomy production. [Aug 2006, p.140]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A generally exhilarating marriage of pop songcraft and state-of-the-art rhythms... But the compact and caffeinated B'Day also sounds calculated, as if it were A&R'd by a nervous number cruncher. [Oct 2006, p.137]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, the DFA treat their sources irreverently, but their updates are better. [Nov 2006, p.165]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a nimble rapper, he's copped his best beats in years. [Oct 2006, p.142]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gleeful, idiosyncratic pastiche. [Nov 2006, p.156]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's all tasteful retro treatment for a '60s soul icon, but Burke approaches it with brio. [Nov 2006, p.165]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good is comparable in spirit to the everything-is-in-play feel of Clash albums like Sandinista!. [Feb 2007, p.128]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Weekend, the group's clearly into its '90s phase, and enjoying it. [Feb 2007, p.124]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's winking, sure, but this time it's through real tears. [Apr 2007, p.134]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is his most conventional and guest-heavy work, but also a rewarding reminder that independent hip hop was once something more than a curio. [Apr 2007, p.128]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Draft is brisk and jaunty, but also finds Dilla at his grimiest. [Apr 2007, p.132]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Here the production of Chicago post-rock maven John McEntire distends their horns... and fractures their beats. [Apr 2007, p.132]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album that, while imperfect, is nonetheless the best G-Unit release since his own platinum-selling 2004 debut. [May 2007, p.118]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ozomatli's joyful beats... pulse with defiance. [Apr 2007, p.132]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are crackles of life in his leaden thug poetry. [Apr 2007, p.128]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's largely a victim of his own goodwill, sounding consistently exuberant, even when the message--'Politik Kills,' say--seems to beg for more. [Nov 2007, p.98]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His self-titiled debut, a collection of mostly butterscotch ballads, is deliciously liquid in rhythm and blues. [Nov 2007, p.96]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though Exclusive skirts the sophomore slip-up, it leaves its protagonist uncertain: Ease on down the road, or look at the man in the mirror? [Nov 2007, p.91]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their lush signature harmonies remain intact, but these pedestrian readings ['Got To Be There' and 'War'] rarely deviate from their inspirations. [Dec 2007, p.112]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Boatlift solidifies Pitbull's position as one of the most diverse party MCs aound. And little else. [Feb 2008, p.86]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Her debut, which has dominated the charts overseas, is polite to a fault. If Whitney'esque is what she aims for, Lewis hasn't quite found the the F-U-N in fundamentals. [June 2008, p.66]
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