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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 228 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 11 out of 228

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  1. May 12, 2011
    6
    overrated album i only liked a few songs on it................................................................................................ its not his best album. REASONABLE DOUBT IS...........................................................................................
  2. JoeyM
    Sep 13, 2009
    5
    It's so hypocritical that Jay-Z first puts a track on the album, called D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) and then records a song with Kanye West, who clearly used de voice altering software. Do as you say, not as you do, Jay!
  3. richard
    Nov 15, 2008
    5
    Jay-z hires the best song producers in the business. he creates fairly clever but shallow improvised lyrics. but the songs are boring and repetitive. There are much more creative and talented rappers, but since he is an a hole people say he is great. he is overrated.
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88

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Bed-Stuy boy musters up enough of his own charisma, charm and wit to build another solid release.
  2. 100
    A fully realized masterpiece.
  3. It's not radically new - although the Timbaland and the Trackmasters contributions are genuinely exciting - but it's exactly what a lot of people want to hear from a hip-hop album right now.