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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
    80
    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
    70
    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
    60
    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
    50
    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
    10
    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: 56 out of 109
  2. Negative: 42 out of 109
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    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 beNicki 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 12, 2012
    10
    This album is amazing!!! I really love it,cause hip-pop,pop-dance and RNB are mixed fantastic.It contains lots of hit singles!!!Maybe thereThis album is amazing!!! I really love it,cause hip-pop,pop-dance and RNB are mixed fantastic.It contains lots of hit singles!!!Maybe there are some people think this albumâ Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    9
    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 IsOverall 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
    Starships
    Pound The Alarm
    Whip It
    Automatic
    Young Forever
    Marilyn Monroe
    Va Va Voom
    Masquerade
    The Middle/Pretty Good Songs Are:
    Roman Reloded
    Champion
    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!
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  4. Jun 5, 2012
    6
    Quite an interesting album ina waay. Around about the first haflf of the album is dedicated to minimalistic rap beats with lyrics to bothQuite an interesting album ina waay. Around about the first haflf of the album is dedicated to minimalistic rap beats with lyrics to both match and boot. Unfortunately the second haly falls into little more than generic pop music which plays safe if nothing else. One just wishes nicki would have the guts to embelish he r creative side much more. A 6.5 for me, however mc willl not let one gvve decimal ratings Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    3
    Is impossible to believe, but after a very good start as the 2010 Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj is able to destroy all his years of work with thisIs impossible to believe, but after a very good start as the 2010 Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj is able to destroy all his years of work with this album completely outside the context of music. The tracks are definitely saved are Champion and I Am Your Leader, for the remaining 3/4 of the album produced by RedOne is just to speak ill. Surely this album is testimony to the desperate search Minaj success and one of the worst albums of the past 10 years. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2013
    2
    Va va voom earned this song a 1 and pound the alarm got it another bar. If those songs were any worse, it would have gotten no rating. TheVa va voom earned this song a 1 and pound the alarm got it another bar. If those songs were any worse, it would have gotten no rating. The songs are kinda disturbing quite honestly. It's almost like she's trying to make terrible music. Stupid Hoe DESTROYS THE ALBUM. I would have given it a mixed review if it wasn't for that song but Stupid Hoe is, honestly, one of the worst songs in existence. It's annoying and would be laughably bad but there's just so much to despise that you don't laugh. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2013
    0
    Bubblegum, pop, dumb, non-sense, TERRIBLE lyrics, annoying voice, too much autotune, very very pop. I don't know why this is even classifiedBubblegum, pop, dumb, non-sense, TERRIBLE lyrics, annoying voice, too much autotune, very very pop. I don't know why this is even classified as a hip-hop album. Between tracks 10-22 there's only bubblegum pop-dance club hits. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Expand

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