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  • Summary: Written while serving his nearly year-long stint in federal prison, the Atlanta rapper’s seventh studio album features contributions from Kanye West, Drake and others stars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 75
    The self-proclaimed King of the South addresses his troubles on tracks like Welcome to the World and Castle Walls.
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    70
    It's well crafted, but some of T.I.'s best lines obscure the tracks' fuzzy thinking.
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 3, 2011
    60
    No Mercy is the sound of a rapper addressing his idiocy without sacrificing his swagger. Sometimes, the gravitas feels perfunctory, like T.I. is just fulfilling a public-service requirement; other times, it totally backfires.
  5. Jan 4, 2011
    50
    No Mercy is a valley, not a peak, in a career that has seen plenty of both.
  6. Dec 7, 2010
    50
    Mostly, the album shows that T.I.'s lyrical side is not worthy of much attention.
  7. Jan 4, 2011
    40
    The electricity that defined T.I.'s early career-dexterous lyricism molded effortlessly to trap rap essentials -- feels further away than ever before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    10
    T.I. released recently from jail released an album called â
  2. 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 CastleNo 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. Expand
  3. 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;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. Expand
  4. 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 enoughIts 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. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    6
    Nicolo Bennati
    Mr. Brennan
    February 14, 2011 Music Review A Thousand Suns This multi-popular wide viewed band has captured the
    Nicolo Bennati
    Mr. Brennan
    February 14, 2011
    Music Review A Thousand Suns
    This multi-popular wide viewed band has captured the minds of many people; whether theyâ
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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. Feb 25, 2012
    2
    T.I. try to make a comeback like one Eminem did. But it failed. No Mercy was really bad but I think he doesnt put as much effort as he neededT.I. try to make a comeback like one Eminem did. But it failed. No Mercy was really bad but I think he doesnt put as much effort as he needed to. I'm a Big T.I. fan i have all of his CD's lets just say I could of gone through life without listening to the album Expand

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