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  • Summary: The rapper from Cleveland returns with the sequel to his debut album, featuring guest rappers Snoop Dogg and Cage.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Whenever Mr Rager sets off on his next adventure we're ready, musical machetes in hand, to follow him into the undergrowth…
  2. 88
    Brushes with the law and a cocaine habit sent his personal life on a turn to the dark side, something that's soon evident over the course of Mr. Rager's 17 remorseful tracks.
  3. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Cudi is very much in a world of his own. [Dec 2010, p.110]
  4. With Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, it seems he's on the road to finding what works, with varying degrees of success.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    Like his debut album, the sequel suffers and shines due to inconsistency. Cudi's strong creative streak leads him to follow through on every idea that crosses his mind, resulting in brilliantly unique moments and lots of stoner stumbles.
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    60
    The album explores multiple reasons for obsession with drugs – spirituality, fantasy, genetics, compulsion, to avoid suicide. None are delved into as creatively as on the debut album.
  7. Dec 8, 2010
    50
    Filtered drum patterns, neo-gospel arrangements and plaintive piano jams, along with curious and catchy enough melodies, obscure Cudi's guttural talk-raps for a bit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Nov 9, 2010
    10
    Kid Cudi is the best "artist" in rap. Creatively no one, other than Kanye comes close. This album is an improvement over the last one and IKid Cudi is the best "artist" in rap. Creatively no one, other than Kanye comes close. This album is an improvement over the last one and I really think he's found his sound fully. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    it is an amazing ride it stopped me from my very dark thoughts simple as that. this album will always have a special place in my heart. Justit is an amazing ride it stopped me from my very dark thoughts simple as that. this album will always have a special place in my heart. Just great heartfelt music I love it. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    9
    Deep, dark and depressing, everything Cudi promised. Another great album from one of rap's most honest artists, can't wait for the nextDeep, dark and depressing, everything Cudi promised. Another great album from one of rap's most honest artists, can't wait for the next installment in the series Expand
  4. Dec 28, 2010
    8
    "Man on the Moon II: Mr. Rager" is one of the best albums of this year. Kid Cudi furthers his experimental crossover style, not just to blend"Man on the Moon II: Mr. Rager" is one of the best albums of this year. Kid Cudi furthers his experimental crossover style, not just to blend the genres but to match them with certain themes centered around the albums concept. Only major hole was unification, whether it be the beat with the artist or collabos (only shaky collabo was "The End). Overall, Cudi has taken a good step forward with this album, neither remaining overly static or flopping miserably. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2011
    8
    Kid Cudi is probably my favorite artist, and I will start with that. I will say that I was not impressed with this album. Although some of theKid Cudi is probably my favorite artist, and I will start with that. I will say that I was not impressed with this album. Although some of the tracks were good, the album as a whole did not really appeal to me. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2013
    7
    Wonderful production but only mediocre beats and lyrics lead this to be merely a good album that fails to deliver on the level of itsWonderful production but only mediocre beats and lyrics lead this to be merely a good album that fails to deliver on the level of its predecessor, especially emotionally. Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2010
    0
    couldn't find a single good song on this album.... huge bust. it is almost unbearably to listen to the drone of his voice for 17 trackscouldn't find a single good song on this album.... huge bust. it is almost unbearably to listen to the drone of his voice for 17 tracks straight. -coming from a huge kid cudi fan Expand

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