Radioactive - Yelawolf
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  • Summary: Yelawolf's debut album on Eminem's record label features Kid Rock, Gangsta Boo, and Lil John.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    Radioactive [is] simultaneously the most and least mainstream friendly album of the year. It's a seeming contradiction that only someone who was supremely confident in their identity as an artist could pull off.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    The album is a standout effort that introduces the full-range of his talents as an MC with crafty songwriting abilities and deft ear for a sonic palette.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    Yelawolf's got personality to spare as long as it's on his own terms. Which is half the time. The rest gets by on unceasing technical skill.
  4. Nov 22, 2011
    The record's too long by a third, but Yela's smartmouthed, serpentine delivery (and it's hard not to make Eminem comparisons when Shady executive-produced the record) keeps the thing screwed together.
  5. 60
    It seems a huge effort being expended to achieve so little.
  6. Nov 22, 2011
    Hick-hop juggernaut Yelawolf may strike some as Alabama's answer to Eminem... but the boozy, stone-faced rhymes on his debut leave little room for laughs.
  7. Dec 14, 2011
    The end result is an album during which the main protagonist seems unaware of what's going on, playing second fiddle to the ruminations of backseat A&Rs and misguided grasps at populism.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 24, 2011
    yelawolf is on top now, shady records is taking over. i know that this album is alot different compared to his other stuff, but it truly is a good piece of music. the only thing is that metacritic needs to get all of the reviews updated. there are atleast 12 more reviews that need to be put in the meta calculator. just sayin. holllerattchee Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2011
    This was an amazing debut album for Yelawolf, exceeded my expectations, as it is not just about his crunk dirty south music but he indeed is growing as an artist, too many good tracks on this album! I love it and is definitely MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN ambitions, take care, finally famous etc etc...BEST NEW RAPPER OUT NOW. GO YELA, AND METACRITIC COUNT THE POSITIVE CRITIC REVIEWS ON THIS ALBUM, STOP BEIN ILLUMINATI. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    please count these reviews tooo!
  4. Nov 25, 2011
    yela is the most talented rapper out right now. if you love Yela, then download his free 45min mixtape with all his features on soundcloud: Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2012
    I didnt know yelawolf's debut was goin to be this good. but man this beats 0-60 by a mile great lyrics and guests by far one on my top 5 albums. You wouldnt be wrong to get this album Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2012
    I just seen this guy live he is amazing, Radioactive may not be 100% classic but it is very good. Animal is a song that never gets old. Solid effort, as long as he keeps progressing he will be around for a long time! Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2011
    Yelawolf is one of my favorite rappers of all time. I thought Trunk Muzik was amazing and I enjoyed all his other songs. But this is a disappointing album, there isn't one song that really sticks out and is really good. Its obvious that he changed a ton because of the amount of new fans he will get from the signing at shady records. I've listened to the entire album twice and there are about 4 songs that i would consider descent. If his next album is like this one, then I would be embarrassed to be a Yelawolf fan. Hopefully he steps his game up Expand

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