• Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Aug 10, 2004
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. There are songs on here so thorough and ill they'll send a chill down your spine and raise the hair on your neck.
  2. They've sounded stuck and overconfident before, but this old-school-styled, true hip-hop album finds the Mobb hungry again.
  3. Vibe
    70
    Though Nightmare doesn't match their classics, you can definitely call this a comeback. [Aug 2004, p.146]
  4. Its glossiest production yet.
  5. While it's got to be said 'Amerika's Nightmare' certainly has its moments over the space of a complete album the familiar themes and reference points start to feel a shade tired and predictable.
  6. Blender
    60
    Where they once spun enveloping hood verite, here they just list gangsta signifiers without building a world from them. [Aug 2004, p.136]
  7. So what's the problem with Mobb Deep in 2004?... The answer is every song not produced by Havoc.
  8. Spin
    42
    Big-name cameos... can't disguise the fact that this is one more rote chapter in the infamous Queensbridge duo's twilight. [Oct 2004, p.120]
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. DougR
    Sep 6, 2005
    10
    this album is great idont know what every one elsem is saying but its good. i mean its not thier best album but no mobb deep album can be bad.
  2. JK
    Feb 5, 2005
    9
    Wicked album, amazing beats, amazing flow.
  3. VinceH.
    Sep 11, 2004
    3
    I have been a harcore Mobb Deep fan since I heard "Hell on Earth" in 1998 at my friend's house. I have all their albums and have seen I have been a harcore Mobb Deep fan since I heard "Hell on Earth" in 1998 at my friend's house. I have all their albums and have seen them twice in concert. So I do consider myself a pretty big fan. Overall this album is not the return to form I was hoping for. A lot of these songs just sound like leftovers or contiunations of stuff off "Infamy" and the mix-tape CD. I realize they will never make another "Murda Muzik" (still their masterpiece and one of the best hip-hop albums of the 90's) or "Infamous", I was expecting better. Alchemists's production is, except a few standouts, pretty bland and nowhere near as strong as his old stuff like the beats he did for the Prodigy solo album and his Dilated Peoples/underground beats. Havoc needs to try some new things in the studio cause the production is really getting repetitive and Prodigy (who has always been the more lyrically adept of the two) is not impressing me as of late. Overall, there are really no memorable tracks and the whole album merely passes through time offering no rewards or interesting songs. Still like 'em though. Full Review »