No Mercy

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2010
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. The album's top heavy, and its finest moments come when T.I.'s able to look past himself, whether it be to attack the legal or education system. The rest is frustratingly mixed.
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    70
    It's well crafted, but some of T.I.'s best lines obscure the tracks' fuzzy thinking.
  3. 75
    The self-proclaimed King of the South addresses his troubles on tracks like Welcome to the World and Castle Walls.
  4. Jan 13, 2011
    70
    No Mercy takes T.I.'s recent experiences and frustrations, and effectively bottles them up into a potent and complete work.
  5. 63
    Repeatedly confessing to his own fallibility, T.I. turns his attacks on gossip website TMZ and people who post Twitpics - uncomfortably interrupting his own celebration to snarl.
  6. Dec 14, 2010
    67
    On No Mercy, he starts off strong, but gets lost along the way. He argues that listeners should show him sympathy since the good outweighs the bad in his life, and that's true of No Mercy as well… but not by much.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Mar 2, 2016
    0
    T.I can construct a few listenable songs and has done so in the past. but on here it doesnt sound like much. not alot of replay value. theT.I can construct a few listenable songs and has done so in the past. but on here it doesnt sound like much. not alot of replay value. the ones that do stick out are the ones with guest appearances. other than that its not really re memorable. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2015
    6
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  3. Jul 12, 2013
    8
    This is the shortest and most shallow edition in the rappers career. That being said, there are songs where he does go deep, and those songsThis is the shortest and most shallow edition in the rappers career. That being said, there are songs where he does go deep, and those songs are light years ahead of current rappers. The songs that aren't too serious are still better than rappers with that being their style today. I would say about 5 of these 14 tracks are actually serious songs. No Mercy doesn't bring the same raw, real, serious lyrics that T.I.'s previous albums have held, but there is an element of that in the album which makes it feel like a compilation album along with the production variation. The production varies from club banger type beats, to somewhat throwback beats, to old T.I. type of beats. The individual production from song to song isn't bad by any means, but this sort of takes you out of the album as it doesn't exactly seem to all fit together into an album that has any common theme except for in the serious songs, which aren't abundant enough. Still with these mentioned wrong doings, the tracks that succeed in bringing the type of T.I. we know and even showing a slightly new, more grown up T.I. on serious subjects help the album more than the songs that don't succeed in bringing this hurt it. Full Review »