Rebirth - Lil Wayne
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 149 Ratings

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  • Summary: On his seventh album called Rebirth, Lil Wayne fuses rock with his rap lyrical flow and features guest appearances from Eminem, Shanell (aka SNL), Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj, and others.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Rebirth" has moments of genius, and those moments almost always coincide with coupling fiery emotion with punk's propulsive rhythm.
  2. The problem is that Wayne has very questionable taste in rock. He splutters and wails over tracks stuffed with aggro stomp and bland riffage; it sounds like he's been holing up with a bunch of Spymob and Incubus records.
  3. Concocting the world's finest excrement-related rhymes, Rebirth is most definitely a flop, terribly unsexy, and contains surprisingly few shit jokes.
  4. A nimble, almost balletic rapper on countless mixtapes, singles, and Billboard-topping collaborations, the 27-year-old comes across both muddled and belligerent on the much-delayed, extensively leaked Rebirth.
  5. The result is not a rock record as much as a total misperception of what makes a rock record. The base elements are all here (the sex and sleaze and guitar solos), but they're delivered in such a flat, awkward way that they feel interpreted by an alien.
  6. There’s nothing wrong with experimentation, and a handful of rock tracks here could have worked well. But to make a whole album based around a sound Lil Wayne is so inexperienced with is simply outrageous.
  7. The derivativeness quickly overwhelms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 55
  2. Negative: 40 out of 55
  1. JosephG.
    Apr 12, 2010
    10
    Okay, Children. Look at this album as a Lil' Wayne Project.. its just incredible what this man can do.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    9
    I don't know why the album had f***ing negative reviews, we need to go to new music experiences, and that was what Lil Wayne had done:I don't know why the album had f***ing negative reviews, we need to go to new music experiences, and that was what Lil Wayne had done: experiment with rock mixing it with hip-hop. So, for you, AWESOME or AWFUL? For me, AWESOME! Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    5
    Ok so the album wasnt great but it doesnt deserve a 0... and it also certainly does not deserve a 10. Anyway, Wayne is just experimenting, itsOk so the album wasnt great but it doesnt deserve a 0... and it also certainly does not deserve a 10. Anyway, Wayne is just experimenting, its what artist do. Dont hate just because its not what you expected, thats just selfish. The guy knows what hes doing and could care less if you doubt him. Wayne loves all music and thats what makes him so successful. I love the fact that he can rap his way to rock, its what makes him unique. The guy is an alien he can do what he wants. I would know, were from the same planet... haha Expand
  4. JimK
    Feb 2, 2010
    1
    Ugh. I gave it 1 more point than it deserved for the sheer audacity due wayne for getting this released... Finally.
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    1
    This album is complete garbage with no good songs in it. Why would anyone think this album is good? Don't buy this Auto tune garbage withThis album is complete garbage with no good songs in it. Why would anyone think this album is good? Don't buy this Auto tune garbage with guitars and awful awful awful Expand
  6. danny
    Feb 5, 2010
    0
    a joke, and truly annoying to listen to, I do not know what he was trying to go for. But i do know he absolutely failed at trying.
  7. BobB
    Feb 9, 2010
    0
    This album makes me want to slice off my ears.

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