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 13, 2010
    8
    This review contains spoilers. Not good album but i'm gonna say it's ok..Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the best album of 2010 and maybe best album of the decade!!!! Collapse
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    7
    Its a good album, it isnt bad, it just isnt that memorable, his flow is great, and some of the beats are great. its there arent enough memorable lines and some of the songs you can only wonder what they are about. None of it is bad, there are songs with good lyrics, songs with good flow, songs with good beats, but no songs with all of them. I was hoping for another Im illy, but its not here.
  3. Dec 11, 2010
    10
    it is not an excellent Rap album but a very very good one that still proves how relevant he is and i have to say though its not his best but it is his most fun album with excellently produced songs and great feature with many singles material that can make the album sell units even without much promotion. hoping the next single castle walls and the follow up all she wrote and poppinit is not an excellent Rap album but a very very good one that still proves how relevant he is and i have to say though its not his best but it is his most fun album with excellently produced songs and great feature with many singles material that can make the album sell units even without much promotion. hoping the next single castle walls and the follow up all she wrote and poppin bottles fare well. He left his fans with sufficient enough material till he is back for his real comeback album

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  4. Dec 20, 2010
    7
    I do think T.I. is actually blessed, he gets really good beats and has very good people on his album. I dont feel he is a talented rapper as many in the game today. But due to the collaborations and the some of the really good beats this album is generally a good album. Would listen to the songs again with a couple exception but thats not a bad thing at all.
  5. Jan 7, 2011
    9
    No Mercy by T.I. is a great album, although not his best, but pretty good. I like it for his collaborations with Christiana Aguilera in Castle Walls and with Eminem in That's All She Wrote.
  6. Feb 10, 2011
    10
    T.I. released recently from jail released an album called â
  7. Feb 27, 2011
    7
    The album first titled "King Uncaged" was changed to no mercy after t.i was arrested in early September. The album is really hit or miss with some songs good songs like get back up, welcome to the world, no mercy, big picture, and castle walls, and it also has some ones that feel like t.i has either gotten lazy or is trying to recreate his hits from paper trail, songs like poppin bottles,The album first titled "King Uncaged" was changed to no mercy after t.i was arrested in early September. The album is really hit or miss with some songs good songs like get back up, welcome to the world, no mercy, big picture, and castle walls, and it also has some ones that feel like t.i has either gotten lazy or is trying to recreate his hits from paper trail, songs like poppin bottles, everything on me, and lay me down represent that the best. the album was released after t.i went to prison so he may not have gotten to chose the track list, but only about half the album is good. the first 7 tracks, and the last track are the best and near some of t.i s best work Expand
  8. Mar 15, 2012
    8
    OK album; all the best songs were relegated to bonus tracks. However, T.I. can still make even bad singers (e.g. Chris Brown) sound good; Poppin Bottles was pretty good, as was the title track.
  9. 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 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,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 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. Expand
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.