• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: May 1, 2012
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53

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  1. May 4, 2012
    0
    This is one of the corniest artists in hip-hop, and there are definitely a lot of cornballs. To make things even worse B.o.B. gets other cornballs on this album such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and T.I. This album is what you get when you mix up a bunch of different genres, and the execution of each and every genre is s***.
  2. May 2, 2012
    3
    The second disaster of this ultra commercial artist. After "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" this 2012 gives us another reason to throw from the terrace. The production is so boring and mediocre, and the bases produced by Dr. Luke might be good for the ring tones on my Nokia but not for an album charts. After listening two songs of this **** my only wish is: STOP IT!
  3. May 3, 2012
    0
    Not wat i was looking for BOB his first album is better than this one and his 1st sucks so much bob isnt fit for this industry he should hang up the mic and do sumthin hes good at
  4. Aug 3, 2012
    4
    It sounds like B.o.B. is trying to rely on lyrics that are supposed to get you thinking, but all I could think of was how corny the album was. The album is boring and has no replay value. A message that appears constantly on the album is how he has some inner struggle with "selling out" and that he doesn't want to put money or fame over his integrity for the music... but it seems like heIt sounds like B.o.B. is trying to rely on lyrics that are supposed to get you thinking, but all I could think of was how corny the album was. The album is boring and has no replay value. A message that appears constantly on the album is how he has some inner struggle with "selling out" and that he doesn't want to put money or fame over his integrity for the music... but it seems like he already has. Songs like "Out of my mind" really prove that point. The songs that do have the "I don't want to sell out" message... just don't sound very good. The production on those songs is basic and cheesy.

    Not a good album at all.
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Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    60
    Although much of the album is a gumbo of music industry A-listers, there are enough solo gems to show how much more talented than the average Bobby Ray really is. [#252, p.88]
  2. Jun 12, 2012
    50
    The album has no theme and at the end of the day we still don't know who B.o.B. is outside of his affinity for protective eye wear. We just know that he is capable of more than Strange Clouds.
  3. The flow of Strange Clouds tends to vary between songs that are helping make the album great ("So Good," "Arena," "So Hard to Breathe"), and then the ones that keep pushing it down the route of a sophomore slump ("Ray Bands," "Just a Sign," "Play for Keeps"). Right when there's about to be a trend of some consistency, it ends up falling short.