- Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
CRITIC SCORE
59
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #770 / 860
USER SCORE
57
Based on
50 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Spin

With such a gratifying front end, it's easy to dismiss Roman Reloaded's subsequent pop tracks as a paying of the piper

74
Paste

While Roman Reloaded may be scatterbrained and uneven, it nevertheless shows Minaj putting her money where her mouth is. 

70
musicOMH

If there was ever an album so utterly representative of current mainstream music trends and an aptitude for nailing itself into the heart of radio playlists, it’s Roman Reloaded.

67
A.V. Club

As it stands it’s an intermittently great, but ultimately scattershot effort that’s undermined by its efforts to please everyone. 

67
Pitchfork

In her quest to avoid becoming just another female rapper, she inadvertently settles for being just another pop star.

60
FACT Magazine

Roman Reloaded feels more satisfying than Pink Friday by some distance: it’s not a classic album, but its contents implicitly argue that the concept of a “classic album” has become irrelevant in 2012 anyway. 

50
NME

With so many duffers, you have to wonder why the album is 19 tracks long

50
Drowned in Sound

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.

40
No Ripcord

If Pink Friday’s main fault was that it tried to tick too many boxes, then Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded repeats that mistake and then some.

20
Consequence of Sound

Minaj forgot who she was, odd and proud, in the journey to be not only something she’s not (a stereotypical pop songstress), but something she’s far more interesting than. 

10
PopMatters

If Nicki Minaj were Tracy McGrady, this would be the point in her career where her back gives out and she unceremoniously fades from the highlight reels and marque.

User Reviews
Jan 31, 2016
FinalLifeline
70
Nicki is one of the best rappers in the mainstream, but her albums haven't really reflected the kind of artistry I hope she possesses. Take Roman Reloaded as an example. There isn't a reason for the album to be nineteen songs long. There just isn't. If the album were sonically cohesive or at least ordered in a logical way, that might be more easily forgivable. That isn't the case. Fortunately, there are more than a few indelible hooks here, proof that Nicki at least knows how to pick a good ... read more
Jan 18, 2016
81
•Roman Holiday: 80
•Come On A Cone: 85
•I Am Your Leader: 85
•Beez In The Trap: 100
•HOV lane: 90
•Roman Reloaded: 90
•Champion: 65
•Right By My Side: 65
•Sex In The Lounge: 70
•Starships: 100
•Pound The Alarm: 90
•Whip It: 90
•Automatic: 75
•Beautiful Sinner: 70
•Marilyn Monroe: 100 [Jewel Of Album]
•Young Forever: 65
•Fire Burns: 60
•Gun Shot: 55
•Stupid Hoe: 85
•Turn Me On: 10
•Va Va ... read more
Jan 15, 2016
81
•Roman Holiday: 80
•Come On A Cone: 85
•I Am Your Leader: 85
•Beez In The Trap: 100
•HOV lane: 90
•Roman Reloaded: 90
•Champion: 65
•Right By My Side: 65
•Sex In The Lounge: 70
•Starships: 100
•Pound The Alarm: 90
•Whip It: 90
•Automatic: 75
•Beautiful Sinner: 70
•Marilyn Monroe: 100 [Jewel Of Album]
•Young Forever: 65
•Fire Burns: 60
•Gun Shot: 55
•Stupid Hoe: 85
•Turn Me On: 10
•Va Va ... read more
Sep 23, 2015
100
The best yet! The mix pop genre of music on the album is elastic and vibrant.
Aug 13, 2015
93
Best songs: Starships, Pound The Alarm, Automatic, Whip It
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DETAILS

April 3, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Young Money / Universal / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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# 14 - BBC
# 45 - SPIN
Track List
  1. Roman Holiday 
  2. Come On a Cone 
  3. I Am Your Leader (feat. Cam'ron & Rick Ross) 
  4. Beez in the Trap (feat. 2 Chainz) 
  5. HOV Lane 
  6. Roman Reloaded (feat. Lil Wayne) 
  7. Champion (feat. Nas, Drake, & Young Jeezy) 
  8. Right By My Side (feat. Chris Brown) 
  9. Sex in the Lounge (feat. Lil Wayne & Bobby V) 
  10. Starships 
  11. Pound the Alarm 
  12. Whip It 
  13. Automatic 
  14. Beautiful Sinner 
  15. Marilyn Monroe 
  16. Young Forever 
  17. Fire Burns 
  18. Gun Shot (feat. Beenie Man)
  19. Stupid Hoe
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Added on: April 2, 2012