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  • Summary: The second album from Nicki Minaj focuses on her male alter ego Roman Zolanski and features guest appearances from 2Chainz, Chris Brown, Beenie Man, Bobby V, Cam'ron, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. If you enjoy contemporary pop whose market-tested blare offends both rockist philistines and IDM aesthetes, her second album is a worthwhile investment.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    You can see Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded as a great rap album dragged down by pandering, but you could equally see it as a triumph that one of the biggest pop records of the year leads off with a half-dozen tracks of blistering, filthy, idea-jammed hip-hop.
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    Nicki's shining moments are her straight-up, hip-hop tracks. [#252, p.87]
  4. 60
    It's not a classic album, but its contents implicitly argue that the concept of a "classic album" has become irrelevant in 2012 anyway.
  5. Apr 4, 2012
    More than it's lack of rap, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded suffers most from not fully being any one thing, as it's unable to balance multiple approaches into one package.
  6. Apr 17, 2012
    Pink Friday: Roman's Revenge isn't bad because of Minaj's cross-dressing it is bad because she often tries on some very banal, characterless outfits.
  7. Apr 3, 2012
    By doubling down on her cartoonish elements, she's lost all remnants of lyrical ingenuity she around the time "Monster" first leaked, let alone her various mixtapes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 102
  2. Negative: 41 out of 102
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    Nicki Minaj is NOT just a rapper. She's trying to breakout of her little box labeled "rapping only" and reaching new heights. It should be clear that people try to become more diverse. It may sound like a lifeless, cheap album with fillers, but after hearing it again, listening to the lyrics, the songs became very catchy. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    Pink Friday Roman Reloaded is a really great album. It's diverse and shows that Nicki Minaj isn't just a rapper & is talented in other fields. Love the album. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    Overall I LOVE This Album! In My Opinion Lost Herself A Few Times.. But Still Really Amazing! I Love How Half Is Rap And The Other Half Is Pop/Dance/Rap I Think That Will Bring Her A Bigger Overall Fanbase Because Some People Love Her Rap And Some People Love Her Pop Music. The Best Songs Are:
    Roman Holiday
    Come On A Cone
    I Am Your Leader
    Beez In The Trap
    Pound The Alarm
    Whip It
    Young Forever
    Marilyn Monroe
    Va Va Voom
    The Middle/Pretty Good Songs Are:
    Roman Reloded
    Right By My Side
    Beautiful Sinner
    Sex In The Lounge
    Gun Shot
    Turn Me On
    Stupid Hoe
    The Worst Songs Are
    HOV Lane And Fire Burns But Overall The WORST Song Is HOV LANE! WORST SONG ON THE ALBUM!
    I Dont Really Understand Why This Album Is Getting Panned By Critics And Fans Because In My Opinion I Consider It A Very Beautiful Work Of Art. This Shows Nicki's Real Talent...
    In My Opinion So Far The Best Album Of The Year (Tied With Teenage Dream The Compelete Confection)
    Amazing Job Nicki! Cant Wait 4 UR Next Album!
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    First of all, don't get me wrong. I like Nicki, she's great but this album can't even be compared to Pink Friday. Too many generic songs with lots of autotuned and overproduced. It's like if she were trying to mix Hip-Hop and Pop but the result is not good at all. Just a few songs on this album live up to the expectations everyone had about this album... Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    Nicki Minaj? What happened? She's a great hip-hop artist, but this album doesn't show that and it sucks!! I know she can do better than this. Why is she changing to pop? I'm a fan of hers, but I don't want her to change to pop. This album seemed rushed and lazy. She's not hungry like she was on the ordinal Pink Friday album. It's sad to say, but this will probably be the worst album of the year. On the positive side, she will gain more fans from the transition to pop music. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    Absolute rubish, the dance tracks are so generic they are interchangeable among each other, and despite the rap tracks being slightly better, she falls hard with her gimmiks. Pass. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2013
    Unoriginal, mainstream, not worthy for real hip-hop fans. This album has destroyed her career as female rapper, and that's probably her last one. Period. Expand

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