Mail On Sunday - Flo Rida
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut album for the rapper includes such guests as Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Timbaland, and will.i.am.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. His guests on Sunday bring ferocious beats (like will.i.am on ''In the Ayer'') and infectious hooks (Sean Kingston on ''Roll'').
  2. He's a little bit Twista, a little bit Trick Daddy, and a whole lot Nelly. None of those things are negative, but the fact he can't distinguish himself from any of them isn't a positive.
  3. His hooks can be rock-solid ('Ack Like You Know') and his interest in gleaming synthesizerism (opener 'American Superstar' comes into 'Tubular Bells' territory, really) helps set him off from the legions of rappers clawing over each other to break out of the South.
  4. Other than the album's highlight, the resonant break-up song "Still Missin'," Mail on Sunday rarely delivers.
  5. The result is so robotic in its attempt to jolt every single pleasure center every single second that any twist of human joy, lust, awareness, or reflection is assimilated into its brittle, crunky Borg cube.
  6. For every witty rhyme, there is enough cringe-worthy couplets.
  7. He joylessly repeats all the tired tropes of Southern party rap (brand-name fetishizing, drug-trade mythologizing, stripper-bitch glorifying), and the album's best track has already been let out of the bag.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Jan 27, 2011
    5
    An example that style over substance can be successful. There is no denying that these tracks are made for the club environment but you shouldn't give something a bad mark if it makes you dance. Flo-Rida is childish vocally and will not gain any new fans based on his lyrical talent but you cannot deny his awesome ability to fill a song with plenty of material and then do it ten times over. In that sense he is no different to say Eminem, though he is obviously technically inferior to 99% of MC's. However his line "I got my money right..." hits the nail on the head. Collaborations with Timbaland proves that he is in the money and good for him. 5/10 53/100 Expand
  2. Jan 5, 2014
    3
    There are only 4 songs I could say I actually enjoyed (Elevator, Priceless, Don't Know How To Act and Money Right) and the rest was terrible. This album gives hip hop a bad name. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    1
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