Best YouTube Music Critics

List of YouTube channels who critique music the realest way they can.
The Top Ten
1 Todd In the Shadows

My least favorite review from him was his Anaconda review, and not because of the butts in the video. I have no problem with butts. And not because of Nicki's horrible voice (even Todd notices her voice is terrible). I dislike it because he thought people rejected Stupid Hoe because it was meant to be unlikable, while people didn't reject Anaconda, which was also meant to be unlikable (which was because butts sold millions that year).

Um, news flash for you, Todd. People didn't want to listen to Stupid Hoe because the beat was too irritating, Nicki's voice was overly atrocious, and the music video... holy heck, don't even get me started on the music video.

2 The Needle Drop

"The internet's busiest music nerd."

He is the most unbiased, smartest, and most versatile music critic out there. He listens to and reviews literally everything, from rock, pop, metal, rap, and jazz to everything in between. He is very knowledgeable about the underground of music's most obscure genres, such as death metal, black metal, grindcore, drone, avant-garde, jazz, you name it.

He listens to and reviews everything, which makes his "best of the year" videos that much more interesting because he isn't limited to 1-2 genres like most critics. He judges albums beyond the average critic, considering production, artwork, guitar tones, the overall flow of the record, and diversity. Check him out. He is awesome.

3 The Double Agent

One of the funniest and most clever critics out there. He's definitely on par with Todd In The Shadows.

Very mature, cool, awesome, thorough, and my favorite reviewer when it comes to songs!

Really funny guy. Glad he's returned.

4 Spectrum Pulse

Probably my favorite YouTube music reviewer. He's intelligent, very knowledgeable about music, explores many genres, and doesn't just stick to one specific genre. He's actually probably the only music critic on YouTube that reviews country music daily, and he has excellent taste in music.

He may sound harsh to those not used to watching his reviews all the time, but he's very fair and balanced in his reviews. That's what some music critics, especially in the mainstream like Pitchfork, lack these days: unbiased balance and fairness.

He's also very hard-working and puts a lot of effort into his reviews. His weekly series, Billboard Breakdown, is amazing to watch with such a wonderful and well-thought-out analysis of the Hot 100 and sometimes other world charts. His brief reviews on the newest tracks on the Hot 100 every week are also great. Mark Grondin (Spectrum Pulse's real name) is probably the best music critic on YouTube right now.

5 Rap Critic

Most hilarious person on YouTube. Also analyzes the lyrics better than anyone.

Underrated guy. He's very funny and has some of my favorite hip-hop reviews on the site next to CDTV.

6 Dead End Hip Hop

Four people with their own opinions really give you a balance. Unlike The Needle Drop or any other channel with just one reviewer, it doesn't feel like the opinions are being preached to you as "correct." It's just four dudes that love hip-hop and understand the art, having a discussion like any hip-hop fans would have in their living room. The only difference is they capture it on camera.

Unique group dynamic combined with honest opinions makes for interesting, energetic, and entertaining reviews. They have put me on to new artists whom I otherwise would've never known about or thought to listen to.

7 Diamond Axe Studios Music

Sean truly says what he thinks, and his opinions are really his own. He's not afraid to go against the grain if that's what he believes. The thing that stands out for me, though, is the quality of the videos. You can tell he puts a lot of effort and care into the visuals of his content. He's also funny and not in your face.

Sean is the next big thing in the music critic community. His videos are authentic, well thought out, well defended, and of course, very bold. I also admire that he doesn't shove humor down your throat. He's funny at perfect times. This man needs more subscribers because he is very interesting.

8 Kumerai Fang

Intelligent, funny, good at editing, and one of the very few female critics out at the moment. Kumerai Fang is awesome.

Wondering why this isn't higher. I generally love her.

9 A Critic Named Kevin
10 Bed Reviews
The Contenders
11 A Dose of Buckley

I honestly think he's better than Todd In The Shadows. Check him out if you haven't.

Way better than Todd in the Shadows, in my opinion.

While he will say he isn't a music critic, he is most known for his musical autopsies. His angry humor makes his channel unique.

12 ARTV Reviews

He's just so genuine about music. You can tell that he really cares about it and the artists. I've been introduced to so much music I never would've seen and deep cuts that I'd never heard of. He inspired me to give The 1975 another shot, and now I'm going to my first real concert that they're doing in Auckland, NZ, and I'm really excited!

Favorite music critic, probably favorite YouTuber in general.

Love him. He has great album reviews and is super quirky. It's hilarious.

He is usually a very good and smart music critic.

13 Cicabeot1

She's been doing music reviews for longer than most and keeps getting better and better. She deserves more credit and fame.

She's great at reviews and is also extremely funny. Another great music reviewer.

14 Ducky

Another one whose opinions can be against the beliefs of the rest of the community, but he'll tell you exactly why he thinks what he does.

15 Cdtvproductions

Fantastic YouTuber I've been watching for years. He and CDTVthaG are some of the funniest and best hip-hop reviewers on the site.

16 The Wonky Angle

Tommy was the first music critic I ever watched purely because he talks about the realm of electronic music almost exclusively. He's gotten me into so many genres, styles, artists, and sounds that I had no idea existed when I watched his channel all the way back in 2016. He deserves to be much higher on this list.

He's also incredibly funny at times. In a recent review, he legit just left, and no words had to be said to get the message across. We all knew what he meant without even being on screen or on mic.

17 Myke C Town

Eclectic music taste leads to intelligent and descriptive reviews.

18 TheRadicalDouche
19 Mr. 96

How is this guy so low on the list?

20 Big Quint
21 Brad Taste in Music

Oddly low. Perhaps that'll change over time, but seeing him at only #21 currently is surprising to me.

22 The Quotable Sayak
23 CoverkillerNation

While every music critic I found is hipster-ish to the neck, CKN is the one sane person that doesn't fall into the trends of what should be loved or hated. He sees the beauty in some of the grimmest music that other music journalists would easily dismiss.

CKN keeps the rock genre relevant and promotes music that deserves every bit of your attention. He always reminds me why I even listen to music to begin with, while others only speak for themselves.

Extremely literate and never resorts to "that beat or that riff is so badass." It sounds almost like he is a political figure reading off of his paper.

24 Social Tune
25 Beezy 430

If you want your instrumental project up for a review, this is the guy to get it reviewed by.

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