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  • Summary: The rapper's second album is missing contributions from the Dr. Dre / Eminem / 50 Cent clan who helped power 'The Documentary' to success, but it does feature production work by Kanye West, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The Game shows lyrical improvement over his major label debut, and even though some accused him of being a "name dropper" back then and still will today, the references seem more in keeping with his "soldier of the West" philosophy and less like a filler for lack of content.
  2. If anyone questioned whether or not Jayceon Taylor had what it took to stand on his own post-G-Unit, Game answers all of his critics with a resounding yes on Doctor's Advocate.
  3. As rap music, The Doctor’s Advocate is good; as tangled psychodrama, it's better.
  4. An album that will satisfy everyone who enjoyed his debut.
  5. There's nothing here as catchy as last year's hit "Hate It or Love It," but there's no shortage of good hooks or vigorous rhythms.
  6. Even though "Doctor's Advocate" has its failings, it's a prescription that comes recommended. [18 Nov 2006]
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Feb 2, 2013
    10
    Best album of all time! Straight up. Better than his debut and his other releases, it deserves a better score from the critics but we know itsBest album of all time! Straight up. Better than his debut and his other releases, it deserves a better score from the critics but we know its straight fire. #StillPumpingIn2013 Expand
  2. yaboygrillin'
    Nov 23, 2006
    10
    dope album.....
  3. ZooBar
    Dec 26, 2006
    10
    Solid production, even without dre
  4. MASTAMINDE
    Nov 17, 2006
    9
    Whoa, The Game has really impressed me this time around. While I appreciated The Documentary primarily for its incredibly solid production Whoa, The Game has really impressed me this time around. While I appreciated The Documentary primarily for its incredibly solid production and generally good guest verses The Game himself had rather weak flow. He had virtually the same pace on each song. On the Doctor's Advocate the solid production is back, but the guests are even better. Verses provided by Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Kurupt, Nas and Xzibit easily beat anything that could've been provided by 50 Cent, G-Unit, or Eminem. Most importantly though, Games rapping has greatly improved. Lyrically its stronger (though the rampant name dropping is still present) and his flow is smoother and his pacing varied. There are genuine surprising moments like on the song Wouldn't Get Far. Where the Game adapts effortlesslyto any beat provided. All in all a great achievement, the incessant name dropping could be avoided and his rather bloated ego also detract a bit. Nonetheless, easily one of the best rap albums of the year. Expand
  5. aL.cks
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    You can feel real emotion listening to this album and Game's flow has improved so much. In all, its way better than Jay-Z's KIngdom Come.
  6. andyc
    Nov 15, 2006
    8
    good shit.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Dec 15, 2006
    0
    One of the worst rapper of all time!!!! All he raps about is 64 Impalas, Dr.Dre, Compton & NAME DROPS TO F***ING MUCH!!!

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