5.0 - Nelly
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  • Summary: Nelly returns with his sixth album, which is titled 5.0 in acknowledgement of his love of the Ford Mustang; it features collaborations with the Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, Akon, and several others.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 75
    His lyrics are vacuous as ever, but those hooks sure are sticky.
  2. Dec 8, 2010
    72
    The rapper proves he still knows what it takes to make a solid, well-rounded album.
  3. Dec 8, 2010
    70
    If you're willing to put up with the headaches of finding and acquiring the right version though, 5.0 is a worthy follow-up to "Brass Knuckles" that should keep his millions of fans well satisfied.
  4. Dec 8, 2010
    50
    He essays a few fashionably global-sounding electro-club tracks, including an Auto-Tuned one with T-Pain and Akon, and at least four numbers where he swipes guys' girlfriends. Keri Hilson and Kelly Rowland help him stretch out; Plies, Yo Gotti and T.I. add muscle
  5. Sep 19, 2012
    40
    The fault lies in the lightweight material. [Feb 2011, p.84]
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    40
    The rallying choruses are not effective, and he's short on ideas; threatening to steal attached women is a default topic. 5.0 is, by a considerable margin, Nelly's least essential release to date.
  7. Jan 13, 2011
    30
    Much like Brass Knuckles before it, 5.0 might just be another forgettable release from the St. Lunatic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    9
    A great comeback for Nelly. This album is on the same level as Sweat and Suit, with some of the best racks he's put out in years. Though there are a few disappointments such as "I'm Number 1", and the half sung "Long Gone", other tracks more than redeem the album such as "Go", "Making Movies", and of course "Just A Dream." One track that stood out in particular is Nelly's "Gone", featuring Kelly Rowland. This song brings back memories from the classic "Dilemma." Overall, this is a classic and distinct album that marks the return of Nelly. A definite buy. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2013
    7
    "Just A Dream" was a great opener to 5.0, and when I saw the critic and user reviews I was shocked. Nelly dropped a solid album, and I appreciate it much more now that the inferior "M.O." is out. A nice, smooth pop-rap sound that is very mellow. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2010
    6
    A decent comeback album from Nelly. features a few good songs but also features a few song which might not have made the cut if more time was spent on the album. Expand