Lace Up - MGK

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    The Sean "Diddy" Combs connection adds a little too much gloss to the grime, hanging Lace Up somewhere between the underground intensity that it seems born from and the commercial overexposure that MGK seems bound for.
  2. Nov 16, 2012
    In Machine Gun Kelly, Cleveland finally gets its very own Eminem: a clever, working-class white kid who fires nail-gun rhymes in dense clusters.
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    MGK is a talented rapper, but here, on his major label album, he sounds hollow.
  4. Oct 25, 2012
    Lace Up is an imbalanced project that fails to establish MGK's grand message. His debut is decent at best.
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    Though he may no longer be quite the underdog he once was, rapping like it--at least for no--still works
  6. Oct 25, 2012
    Maintaining the same "burn down the building" energy that your most loyal fans demand while not actually burning down the building is no easy task, but it's a fine line that MGK mostly manages to walk with success on Lace Up.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jan 6, 2013
    Machine Gun Kelly has built a cult-like fan base by making music people can easily relate to. And with this album he continues with that trend. Lace Up is a debut album any artist would be proud of. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2013
    Who is MGK and what does it stands for? And why does he showed up his face at Wrestlemania 28 performing John Cena's entrance during the Rock vs, Cena dream match? Hey WWE, as long as your providing recording artists all the time in a pay-per-view, make sure it's NOT copyright infringement. Lace Up is one of the worst albums of 2012. Bar none. Flo Rida is way better than this trash. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2012
    Why people think MGK is good, I'll never know. I listened to this by recommendation by my brother, and once again, MGK provides further proof that he'll never be good. He can be a good pop star, but as a rapper he fails. Full Review »