Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 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.
  2. 20
    While it's a whopping 19 tracks, half the album is nothing more than bargain-basement pop knockoffs of everyone from Beyoncé to Keri Hilson.
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    30
    Tacked on to this mediocre rap album is a ghastly and desperate bid for a hit single that sees Minaj and producer RedOne snatching items from a veritable sale rack of tired Top 40 tricks and tossing them hastily over the most basic synth and drum-machine presets.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 315 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 112
  2. Negative: 42 out of 112
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    0
    This is legitimately one of the worst Pop albums I have ever heard. There is almost nothing redeemable to this album. Nicki MInaj believedThis is legitimately one of the worst Pop albums I have ever heard. There is almost nothing redeemable to this album. Nicki MInaj believed her own hype and created something dangerously bad. Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    1
    I was a huge fan of Nicki Minaj, but now it seems she's just concerned with making as much money possible without exerting much effort.I was a huge fan of Nicki Minaj, but now it seems she's just concerned with making as much money possible without exerting much effort. There's probably two good songs on here and neither of them are great. Roman Holiday is one of the biggest messes I've ever heard. Good for her for doing whatever the hell it is that she wants, but it's almost insulting that she put this out and expects us to pay for it. Thank you to Rdio for letting me stream before deciding whether or not to buy it. The pop tracks are nothing new. In fact, they are kind of corny. "Starships were meant to fly"....can we take a moment to decipher what this is supposed to mean? "Marilyn Monroe" is another hilarious song. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    0
    One of the worst album of the year. Absolutely awful.