Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The album features a swaggering, minimalist confidence that's virtually impossible to ignore.
  2. [It] shows things are as loony as ever in Busta's camp.
  3. He... sounds more lyrically consistent and motivated than he has in some time.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    Astounding. [1 Jul 2006, p.36]
  5. "The Big Bang" successfully treads the line of commercialism, with palatable mainstream singles and solid street tracks.
  6. The fifteen-song album may have two or three cuts too many, but the core of The Big Bang... is some pretty damn good hip-hop
  7. Uncut
    70
    Rhymes hasn't sounded this energised in years. [Sep 2006, p.76]
  8. Busta seems to be treading water too often.
  9. Busta has never sounded so mature.
  10. Blender
    60
    A much more conventional Busta. [Aug 2006, p.111]
  11. On this album, then, the bad news is the same as the good news: Busta Rhymes is still Busta Rhymes. Which means that this CD contains about a half-dozen songs so infectious that they obliterate all the rest.
  12. Though he's as loud as ever, he has never sounded more tired.
  13. In the end... The Big Bang feels as hollow as a CGI-fueled Hollywood blockbuster.
  14. Considering the expensive talent involved, this is a colossal disappointment.
  15. A treacherous, crashing disaster.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Apr 21, 2016
    6
    not among his strongest like his past work, but not his weakest either. few good gems off here i liked, but the rest were average. productionnot among his strongest like his past work, but not his weakest either. few good gems off here i liked, but the rest were average. production was ok on some. Full Review »
  2. ChrisS
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    I love this album! huge busta rhymes fan!!!
  3. MaxW.
    May 15, 2008
    10
    Listin to this album. Great Dre beats with twisted lyrical schemes. get this album!!!