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  • Summary: The second album from Nicki Minaj focuses on her male alter ego Roman Zolanski and features guest appearances from 2Chainz, Chris Brown, Beenie Man, Bobby V, Cam'ron, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy.
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Starships
RedOne Let's go to the beach, each, let's go get a wave They say, what they gonna say? Have a drink, clink, found the Bud Light Bad bitches like me,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. If you enjoy contemporary pop whose market-tested blare offends both rockist philistines and IDM aesthetes, her second album is a worthwhile investment.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    You can see Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded as a great rap album dragged down by pandering, but you could equally see it as a triumph that one of the biggest pop records of the year leads off with a half-dozen tracks of blistering, filthy, idea-jammed hip-hop.
  3. The Source
    Aug 22, 2012
    70
    Nicki's shining moments are her straight-up, hip-hop tracks. [#252, p.87]
  4. 60
    It's not a classic album, but its contents implicitly argue that the concept of a "classic album" has become irrelevant in 2012 anyway.
  5. Apr 4, 2012
    60
    More than it's lack of rap, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded suffers most from not fully being any one thing, as it's unable to balance multiple approaches into one package.
  6. Apr 17, 2012
    50
    Pink Friday: Roman's Revenge isn't bad because of Minaj's cross-dressing it is bad because she often tries on some very banal, characterless outfits.
  7. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    By doubling down on her cartoonish elements, she's lost all remnants of lyrical ingenuity she around the time "Monster" first leaked, let alone her various mixtapes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 147
  2. Negative: 50 out of 147
  1. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    Amazing Roman zolanski is just another part of Nicki that shows off her amazing MC skills
  2. Apr 8, 2012
    10
    Best album of the year! It has rap, hip-hop, pop, electronic, ballads, all in one great album! Truly fantastic! Congratulations for Nicki!Best album of the year! It has rap, hip-hop, pop, electronic, ballads, all in one great album! Truly fantastic! Congratulations for Nicki! Getting better and better within each album! Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    Nicki Minaj is NOT just a rapper. She's trying to breakout of her little box labeled "rapping only" and reaching new heights. It should beNicki Minaj is NOT just a rapper. She's trying to breakout of her little box labeled "rapping only" and reaching new heights. It should be clear that people try to become more diverse. It may sound like a lifeless, cheap album with fillers, but after hearing it again, listening to the lyrics, the songs became very catchy. Expand
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    6
    miss the old Nicki, the album sound is like a J.Lo rapper, Red One needs to create new sounds because this is so commercial, btw. track 10miss the old Nicki, the album sound is like a J.Lo rapper, Red One needs to create new sounds because this is so commercial, btw. track 10 to 14 is like a mega mix. but this album got some good tracks too Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2013
    5
    Two year's later, Minaj let's her alter ego Roman out of the box with "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" her long awaited second release, thanks toTwo year's later, Minaj let's her alter ego Roman out of the box with "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" her long awaited second release, thanks to her smash hit "Starships" she hopes that lighting can strike twice for her, and while the second half of her album is great if conventional dance pop heavy, I can't get over how forgettable and boring the first half of this album is, Roman Reloaded is a big disappointment for fans of her first album and will divide up whether you like it or not, and for me I'm in the middle. The first half of this album has some the worst rap songs I've heard in a while, with such bland and boring tunes like "Come on a Cone" and "Roman Reloaded" which is unfortunately paired up with Lil Wayne. There is no story to tell and it all just sounds like extras from her last album that she couldn't squeeze in, so she put them in here. The first half is painfully nine songs long (you could've cut out at least three of those songs) that are all rap that's plain vanilla, the only exception from the first half that I liked was the duet with Chris Brown on the song "Right By My Side" which was surprising heartfelt and honest. The second half was much better if not perfect, starting off with the song "Starships" and it keeps on going with other standouts like "Pound the Alarm" and "Whip it" it all sounds like a different and much better album than from the previous nine songs. But most people will end up hating it due to the fact that all of it is dance pop, well it does work better than just normal rap. The second half has some flaws, some of the songs get a little boring with all the EDM, plus the final song "Stupid Hoe" could've been cut out. Also this album is very long with nineteen songs some people might not get to the final few songs, which show off Minaj's vocals which are pretty great. Overall I can't recommend Roman Reloaded cause you may enjoy one half but hate the other half, at best I could say that you should just get the singles you like instead of the whole package, you'll thank me later. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2012
    2
    Okay, although I didn't like Pink Friday, I'd give Nicki Minaj this, she is unique. Yeah I know, it sounds weird. But you can't say she isn'tOkay, although I didn't like Pink Friday, I'd give Nicki Minaj this, she is unique. Yeah I know, it sounds weird. But you can't say she isn't original, and if some other female rapper came in wore a pink wig, rapped in a British accent and sung in autotune that she wouldn't be compared to Nicki. Seriously though, she has proved she could hold her own with the best of them, such as Kanye, Jay & Em. And I can respect that her debut was much more hip hop based than pop based.

    So seeing this, I thought it was a reissue of Pink Friday. I mean let's be honest it sounds like it would be Pink Friday with some extra tracks. But this is not Pink Friday, no Roman Reloaded is much, much worse. I mean it is catastrophically bad. I counted 5 tracks on this album I liked, the rest was either filler or garbage. And I had the same total for Pink Friday too, the only difference is where as Pink Friday gave you mercy with 13 tracks. This tortures you with 19 tracks and 70 minutes of which 80% is bad. She uses ungodly annoying flows that would make the punchline rap look subtle. What's worst is that Nicki (oh, I'm sorry, I mean Roman) is starting to turn into a pop diva and those 8 or 9 songs are obnoxious. Her singing is obnoxious, her raps are obnoxious, the production is obnoxious, it makes Lady Gaga sound like Sarah McLachlan. Let me put it to you this way, if you liked Roman's Revenge (like me), you'll like 5 of these songs, if you liked Did It On Em, you'll like half of these songs, if you like Super Bass, you'll like the other half plus the deluxe edition bonus tracks. I'll give her credit that she's trying to be diverse and trying to reach out for different sounds. It's just, to me, she failed at doing most of these sounds particularly well. Don't look for the Nicki who said she's "returning to her roots on this album" here folks, that Nicki is nowhere to be found.
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  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    ok simplesmente horrível, não gosto, músicas ruins não devia nem ter lançado

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