Doctor's Advocate

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The Game has a lot to prove, but rather than establishing his own style he continues in the west coast tradition, with G-funk's squealing synths and endless references to "the chronic".
  2. Billboard
    60
    Even though "Doctor's Advocate" has its failings, it's a prescription that comes recommended. [18 Nov 2006]
  3. Taylor has vastly improved as an MC since last year's "The Documentary," and though his material is still largely built around hip-hop cliches... he shows flashes of mordant wit that are as sly (and smutty) as they are surprising.
  4. Doctor's Advocate isn't really all that dire, especially if you can get past the constant--and constantly labored--airing of, shall we say, grievances.
  5. Doctor's Advocate isn't the classic that message boards are calling it, but it is a middling yet pleasurable record.
  6. Jayceon Taylor's eagerness to live down to a cartoon sketch of what a rapper should be is in danger of obscuring his very real talent.
  7. Doctor’s Advocate is essentially a long album of just okay rhymes, just okay rapping, and (without the benefit of best-of-year sublimity like Cool & Dre’s “Hate It or Love It” production) a lot of just okay beats.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    9
    Doctor's Advocate was heavily slept on. It's just as good, if not better than The Documentary. The name-dropping is part of why I love thisDoctor's Advocate was heavily slept on. It's just as good, if not better than The Documentary. The name-dropping is part of why I love this album and the "I-don't-give-a-f*ck-what-you-think" attitude helps build on the intensity of his songs. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Great sequel to his great debut album, even with his recent departure from G-Unit, he shows a lot of lyrical improvement on the album and addsGreat sequel to his great debut album, even with his recent departure from G-Unit, he shows a lot of lyrical improvement on the album and adds even more drama to his songs. Dre isn't behind the beats, but they are still dope as ever with One blood and California vacation as my highlights of the album. Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    7.8/10................................................................................................................................................