The R.E.D. Album

  • Record Label: DGC
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
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  1. Aug 24, 2011
    3
    well i wasnt expecting great things from this album but man it sucks.there was no way, that after 2 year delay we`ll get a classic.but i was expecting it to be closer to the doctors advocate, then to the l.a.x.let me explain what went wrong.
    we all know how well games albums are produced.first 2 are classics,and even lax manages to piece together a decent portion of beats.thats not the
    well i wasnt expecting great things from this album but man it sucks.there was no way, that after 2 year delay we`ll get a classic.but i was expecting it to be closer to the doctors advocate, then to the l.a.x.let me explain what went wrong.
    we all know how well games albums are produced.first 2 are classics,and even lax manages to piece together a decent portion of beats.thats not the case with the r.e.d album. it just doesnt feel right.sounds disjointed, as if somebody collected a bunch of beats and put them on a cd at random. non of the tracks really stands out like it was with hate it or love it,westside story,how we do or one blood.even purp and patron has more to offer than this.dres beat is 2 years old,and other tracks just dont sound right for an mc like game.oh yes and lyrics...
    its well known that games a great story teller and a battle mc but hes not the best when it comes to word play and slick metaphores.and thats what hes constantly doing on his newest album.and its bad. seems like games lost all the fire hes had back in the day and without anything to fight for, we can see him for what he really is-an average rapper with great voice and delivery.
    it saddens me to say it but i feel cheated by his latest work.although it is nearly impossible to do one better then his first 2 albums, i was still hoping that the raps most hated or loved underdogs gonna get on top somehow. it just didnt happen.
    so game im sorry to say but i`ll keep playing purp and patron and do my best to try to forget R.E.D Album.or i might to put in in an envelope,post it to you and ask to get my money back.
    long live the doctors advocate...
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  2. Aug 30, 2011
    0
    This album is very tired, and lacks creativity all around!!! This should be the Gameâ
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    40
    The features wouldn't be so bad if Game didn't yield to the wattage and personalities of his co-stars. (Again, he can rap when he tries.) Used as a constant crutch, however, they quell his ferocity.
  2. Aug 30, 2011
    50
    Throughout The R.E.D. Album, he runs himself ragged trying to realize the masterpiece he pictures in his head, but he just doesn't have the coordination to pull it off.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    40
    It's proof that, just when you least expect it, he can still rage compellingly.