No Mercy

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2010
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 44
  2. Negative: 6 out of 44
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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    5
    No Mercy is quite a disappointment. While the songs with guest appearances stick out, the album sounds as if they just compiled a bunch of unreleased (and subpar) songs from previous albums because T.I.'s in jail. I never knew how much I needed a good beat or some memorable melodies until I listened to this CD. The production on most of the songs this album simply sucks, and thus the albumNo Mercy is quite a disappointment. While the songs with guest appearances stick out, the album sounds as if they just compiled a bunch of unreleased (and subpar) songs from previous albums because T.I.'s in jail. I never knew how much I needed a good beat or some memorable melodies until I listened to this CD. The production on most of the songs this album simply sucks, and thus the album sounds amateurish. This is totally a step backwards from the masterful, polished, and more introspective stuff of his last 2-3 CDs. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    4
    This is a really disappointing album. It does begin well with a track that features Kanye and Cudi, but it's mostly downhill from there. Given Tip's circumstances, it is not surprising that this album is a let down. OK, you were really sorry for going to prison over the gun charges. That's cool, I get it. You went on MTV and helped kids from going down the wrong path. Sweet. Now,This is a really disappointing album. It does begin well with a track that features Kanye and Cudi, but it's mostly downhill from there. Given Tip's circumstances, it is not surprising that this album is a let down. OK, you were really sorry for going to prison over the gun charges. That's cool, I get it. You went on MTV and helped kids from going down the wrong path. Sweet. Now, you are more sorry for going back to prison for doing ecstasy, or whatever? But don't hold it against you, right? Tip's life choices are really messing up his albums because it's hard to feel to sorry for him. Anyways, his life troubles muck up this album. Poor beats, poor rhymes, poor album. See you when you get out of prison....again. Maybe your next "comeback" album will be good. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    5
    I'll get through the positives first: This relatively mediocre album from T.I. is pretty much ran by his guest acts. The opening track with Kanye and Cudi is a solid track, if only for those two being on it. And "That's All She Wrote" is the shining light of the album, with phenomenal turns by both T.I. and Eminem (Kind of like how Eminem helped make the only good track of Lil' Wayne'sI'll get through the positives first: This relatively mediocre album from T.I. is pretty much ran by his guest acts. The opening track with Kanye and Cudi is a solid track, if only for those two being on it. And "That's All She Wrote" is the shining light of the album, with phenomenal turns by both T.I. and Eminem (Kind of like how Eminem helped make the only good track of Lil' Wayne's Revolver). Other than that, nothing is memorable and special, and it lacks any particular density (Paper Trail lacked density as well, but managed to overcome this problem with solid production and singles). The album is not really worth revisiting, other than "That's All She wrote". Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    6
    No Mercy: TI

    The creation of No Mercy definitely had its ups and its downs. After the title of the album had changed three times and TI being released from prison, there was a lot of hype built up for this album. Although TI was in jail, he had most songs on this album already recorded. The pre-recorded songs were the only decent songs on the album because it just seemed as if he wrote
    No Mercy: TI

    The creation of No Mercy definitely had its ups and its downs. After the title of the album had changed three times and TI being released from prison, there was a lot of hype built up for this album. Although TI was in jail, he had most songs on this album already recorded. The pre-recorded songs were the only decent songs on the album because it just seemed as if he wrote the newly recorded songs in a fifteen minute span. Signing a record deal as a young teenager right off the streets of Atlanta, there is a vast improvement in his lyrics and you can see the maturity that he has gained. The album has a recorded fourteen songs and only four that TI sings solo. Eleven songs having guest singers, TI had some good friends because they sure helped him out. A four song album probably wouldnâ
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  5. Feb 23, 2011
    6
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  6. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    It has some strong moments, but they're outnumbered by boring stretches and flat lyrics.
  7. Mar 22, 2015
    6
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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
  1. Mojo
    Apr 22, 2011
    60
    While T.I.'s measured, discursive rap style is heard at its best on scourging confessional duets with Eminem and, of all people, Christina Aguilera on the genuinely touching Castle Walls, Further promising collaborations with Kanye West, Pharrell and Drake end up having a rather more formulaic ring to them. [Apr 2011, p.97]
  2. Feb 3, 2011
    40
    As for the other 13 songs, which he performs with a red-carpetful of A-list guests (Eminem, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera), they range from dour, generic pieces that can't conceal his listlessness to a few pretty good-ish party songs with sharp hooks and crackling beats. You can only hope he rediscovers his swagger.
  3. 60
    Tracks like the delinquent reminiscence "How Life Changed" and the mea culpa duet with Chris Brown, "Get Back Up", teeter queasily on the cusp of boast and apology. But you have to admire the gall of a repeat offender brazen enough to feature a quote from Helen Keller in his lyric booklet.