rEvolver

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Dec 6, 2011
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. 83
    On T-Pain's fourth album rEVOLVEr, though, that dampened bravado actually serves him.
  2. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    If you want the T-Pain you know and love rEVOLVEr delivers that in spades--but he doesn't really EVOLVE at all.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    No, his music isn't appropriate for every situation, but when T-Pain is what you're in the mood for, there's still no better T-Pain than T-Pain.
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    The man's overuse of Auto-Tune is now a given, and here it coats all of his heartfelt moments with robotic perfection, but it is surprising how T-Pain's gigantic producer hat remains off save a handful of cuts.
  5. 60
    As toe-tapping or even eyebrow-raising as some of rEVOLVEr's 17 songs are (overlong at 66 minutes of no skits, just music), there's little to nothing here to put it over the top.
  6. Dec 14, 2011
    60
    By the end of these 17 tracks the head is heavy with images of the Smash robots battle-rapping against a crew from whatever planet The Clangers call home.
  7. Dec 13, 2011
    60
    It gives credit to his cheerily assured worldview that Pain's roboto soul sounds like inspiration.
  8. It's a shame Mr Pain needs these cameos as much as his instrument of choice--without them, the temptation for the listener would be to simply Auto-Tune out.
  9. Dec 13, 2011
    42
    Despite the title's promise of evolution, the record mines the same club-banging, shawty-romancing formula of the singer's boom years, to ever-diminishing returns.
  10. Dec 7, 2011
    40
    An album that feels dated right as it hits the shelves, and professes no argument for its significance other than some big name features and producers.
  11. 40
    He mainly revisits old tropes without a wink.
  12. Dec 5, 2011
    40
    Throughout rEVOLVEr, T-Pain struggles to sound up to date, but the only way he achieves this is through a depressing obsession with brand consciousness.
  13. Dec 5, 2011
    30
    With half of rEVOLVEr emulating his older tracks and the other half making strained attempts to branch out into rap and dance, it appears that the rappa ternt sanga simply hasn't found anywhere else to turn.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    7
    A little too much of Ballads, same lyrical content and theme for greater part of the album make it a little less attractive. Appearances fromA little too much of Ballads, same lyrical content and theme for greater part of the album make it a little less attractive. Appearances from Detail, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen, Pitbull, E-40, Bei Major, R. Kelly & Lil Wayne do gain the spotlight and you instantly recognize the impact of these guests. But the solo Songs are the one's you can feel like skipping at any moment. T-pain's Club Theme on this album fully passes while the bedroom anthems excpet 5 o'Clock fail to make any impact. Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    Revolver is not the best work we have seen from T-Pain, but it is not horrible. T-Pain has once again restated that Auto Tune is not deadRevolver is not the best work we have seen from T-Pain, but it is not horrible. T-Pain has once again restated that Auto Tune is not dead using it to perfect songs such as Its Not You and Sho Time(Pleasure Thang). Along with that he keeps the listeners going with club bangers like Bottlez and Nothin(Deluxe Edition only). Then he preaches the robot blues in songs like Rock Bottom. The Auto Tune effect was little overdone and T-Pain was sometime shown up by his guests. Other than that, the album was another T-Pain original trying to push music to great lengths and heights Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    0
    T-Pain Is Terrible only good song was Bang Bang Pow. T-pain Needs to stop rapping and produce more tracks. I give this a 1 for production.T-Pain Is Terrible only good song was Bang Bang Pow. T-pain Needs to stop rapping and produce more tracks. I give this a 1 for production. T-pain should make instrumental albums then ill give this a 10 Full Review »