Winner Stays On

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2010
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Winner Stays On proves that crossing over needn't be a terrible business.
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    More quality grime would be nice, but Winner Stays On proves Roll Deep are no longer an underground crew trying to make pop: the charts are there for the taking.
  3. Mojo
    Dec 23, 2010
    60
    The One's meditation on the price of fame is especially good value, but the Ace of Base-style of What Do They Know is hard to forgive. [Jan 2011, p.99]
  4. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2010
    60
    An extended celebration of shopping, partying, and exercising youthful hormones. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  5. Dec 16, 2010
    60
    Winner Stays On will undoubtedly continue their stratospheric rise from the ghetto to the mainstream, but despite flashes of ingenuity, it's a strangely formulaic and over-familiar listen.
  6. 10
    This album is a tribute to enduring a profoundly underwhelming pop star existence. The banality could be forgiven if it included even one decent hook but alas, no.

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