T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight)

  • Record Label: G-Unit
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2008
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Even with its wobbly mix of yesterday, today, a better tomorrow, T.O.S. is much closer to classic than failure and should reassure fans this slow-moving tank is pointed in the exactly right direction.
  2. Sure, the beats bang like crazy, but the songs are emotionally hollow, thematically one-dimen­sional and conceptually lifeless.
  3. T.O.S. would simply be a middling posse record if it didn't further undermine its own cred by constantly referencing better rap songs.
  4. Ultimately, G-Unit has returned to its aggressive roots, but it would've been wonderful to hear it rap over a more varied assortment of beats.
  5. After sifting through the storyline, it's just hard to figure out why these guys are important anymore.
  6. What’s truly embarrassing for G-Unit throughout T*O*S is the way Young Buck shows up (which he does on four separate occasions) and puts everyone to shame.
  7. Uncut
    60
    Without recourse to crossover tricks, it's arguably more consistent than 50's last outing, although topics--guns, beef, money--may leave you wondering what rap has become. [Oct 2008, p.90]
  8. 60
    On this clamorous, relentless album, a violent death lurks in every bar (“Rider Pt. 2”), licentious catcalls have replaced slinky come-ons (“I Like the Way She Do It”) and guns seem to fire of their own accord (every other song here). In doses, it’s rousing. Over the course of a whole album, it’s exhausting.
  9. Unfortunately the drama turns out to be more interesting than the album itself, with Yayo offering little lyrically, Banks seemingly phoning in his performances, and 50 trying to hold the whole thing together on the strength of his star power alone
  10. The once-fascinating, now-tedious gangsta-rap superstar's creative losing streak continues with G-Unit's dreary new posse album Terminate On Sight.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    0
    They didnt give it there best on this album. This project was horrible. Way worse than soulja boy albums. G-unit needs to step up there gameThey didnt give it there best on this album. This project was horrible. Way worse than soulja boy albums. G-unit needs to step up there game some how cuz there gonna become extinct if there next album is wack Full Review »
  2. chl
    Jul 15, 2008
    10
    You guys cant tell me cds like soulja boy and hurrican chris are better than this its a good cd, granted it could of been better but there You guys cant tell me cds like soulja boy and hurrican chris are better than this its a good cd, granted it could of been better but there were not 2 man rap cds better that dropped this year. Prodigy, Bun B, Big Noyd thats about all i can think of. Full Review »
  3. MichaelS.
    Jul 10, 2008
    10
    I love it! High quality album!!