Reloaded - Roc Marciano
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    80
    Grim and exultant at once, this is low-profile hustling on wax at its finest.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    81
    If you simply want a rap album that will inspire all-caps quote sprees on Twitter or hourlong Gchat exchanges with your fellow microphone fiends, it really doesn't get any better than Reloaded.
  3. Jan 24, 2013
    80
    It's a powerful record that reconfigures the classic mnid-90s New York sound more skillfully than anyone's done for some time. [Feb 2013, p.103]
  4. Dec 21, 2012
    70
    His second album will thrill anyone who loves hearing a great writer in any genre do not-nice things to the English language.
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    On Reloaded, he's written perhaps the most vivid rap album of the year--and possibly of his lifetime.
  6. 70
    Marciano has emerged with an album that doesn't so much use long-established sounds as insurance as remind why they're tried-and-true in the first place.
  7. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    NYC's Roc Marciano follows up his 2010 critically celebrated solo debut, Marcberg, with a sequel nonpareil in its originality and craftsmanship.
  8. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    More impressive is how well he and his production circle weave their microfibre soul samples as to draw perpetual tension out of complete simplicity. [Nov 2012, p.73]
  9. Nov 26, 2012
    80
    Reloaded is the sound of the impressive talent behind 2010's Marcberg blossoming into greatness; one of the best written rap records of this young decade.
  10. Jan 8, 2013
    90
    Reloaded is a brilliant album but it is one that requires a certain mood.
  11. Nov 14, 2012
    80
    Marciano's outright refusal to relinquish his old school ways and broaden his reach results in enjoyable glorified crime fiction that could render him archaic sooner rather than later, but for right now it's perfect.
  12. Nov 14, 2012
    80
    Truly, a thrilling upgrade of signature East Coast delivery in the new age and one of the best albums of the year to date.
  13. Dec 20, 2012
    87
    At it's best, Reloaded rocks like Evidence liberated from the jungle of Premo beats and given enough space to go believably gangster.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    8
    Producer and Rapper of exception, Roc Marciano is innovative and experimental. Reloaded is very reminiscent of past works including Enter The Wu-Tang and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. This is one of the best albums of the year. Full Review »