Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    It's easily the best work Diddy's been involved with in his entire career.
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    80
    Despite the array of producers lined up--Including Danja, Darkchild, Polow da Don and Swizz Beatz--Diddy has corralled their work into a tight, coherent whole that's absolutely packed with ideas and creativity.
  3. 80
    The chilly Euro-house stylings may be a mite predictable but Diddy proves a generous curator, laying on blockbuster exhibits and atmospheric slow jamz alike in the greatest cast-of-millions hip-hop joint since, well, Kanye's latest.
  4. Jan 24, 2011
    80
    While the context may be different, Last Train to Paris suggests that, despite all the reality show-making, fashion designing, acting, inexplicable-name-changing, vodka-promoting, dressed-in-all-white-partying, skeet-shooting-with-Kevin-Spacey (probably) and all the other activities that make up a day in the life of Diddy, it's likely that he really does, and it shows.
  5. Jan 7, 2011
    80
    While it's clear that Last Train's combination of electro and house with hip-hop and R&B is Combs's baby, it's the group format that makes it work as an album.
  6. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Paris looks back to dance music as soulful catharsis and emotionalism, not the cold thump that's taken over as of late.
  7. Dec 13, 2010
    80
    No doubt, Diddy injects so much of his unfiltered self into the album that no hater can be swayed, but it's his unique attitude that makes Last Train such a delight.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    Crucially though, what Diddy lacks in eloquence he makes up for in pop sensibility, which here keeps edgier elements the right side of radio friendly.
  9. It's both the sleaziest album of the year and Diddy's intricate fantasy world of mistreatment and vindication presented as a bizarre mass.
  10. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    As with most of Diddy's ventures, his presence is largely behind the scenes as he turns in intermittent rhymes and fleeting commentary on the album's story line.
  11. Jan 21, 2011
    60
    The album is a mess, but a hook-heavy, likable one.
  12. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    None of these guests feel out of place here, but not because of the potency of Diddy's vision. Rather, it's because they have made records like these elsewhere, giving Last Train to Paris a secondhand feel.
  13. Jan 13, 2011
    50
    Overall, it feels like Last Train to Paris will be an album more tailored to the Pop scene, rather than the Hip Hop audience.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    9
    This is a great album that I fear will not get the recognition it deserves. Diddy doesn't skimp on any part of this album. Tons of great original productions and lyrics will make your drive to the clubs pretty fun. Full Review »
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    7
    I had no intentions of even looking on Diddy's album cover. I must say though, that this is a solid album, with extremely strong production value. Great listen. The biggest problem with Diddy's album is... well... Diddy. He's always been a poor rapper, and that hasn't changed. "Coming Home" is such a beutiful song, but his amateur delivery really brings the song down. Thankfully, the album is not drowned in Diddy raps. In fact, at points you'll forget he's on it. The two Dirty Money ladies are solid, and the guest artists are generally good. Great listen overall. 7.5. Full Review »
  3. Dec 30, 2010
    8
    I really enjoy this album. Love the Dance and soul style to this album. This album is really good. Better than I expected. He uses dirty money to sing on the song while he raps and then the features , great job. Diddy did a great job with this album. One of the year best album. I was surprise with how good Last Train TO Paris was. I been waiting on this album for a while, i didn't expected this album to be really good. This is an album worth having Full Review »