Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
CRITIC SCORE
58
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Rank: #616 / 673
USER SCORE
53
Based on
27 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Spin
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
Paste

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

70
musicOMH
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
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
Pitchfork

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

60
FACT Magazine
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
NME

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

50
Drowned in Sound
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
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
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
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
dyelir
69
Nicki Minaj revisits her "greatest rapper alive" lyricism after her Monster verse in this album (Beez In The Trap, Come On A Cone), but is still able to produce the radio hits which she is becoming more famous for (Pound The Alarm, Starships). What is lacking, here, though, is some consistency. But sure enough, if you're in to rap AND pop hits, you might want to give Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded a listen.
6
Is this someone you consider a role model? Would you want your daughter to dress up in fake blonde wigs, fake cleavage, and sugar-coated skimpy outfits? Would you want her singing about being conceited, not paying rent, and how other girls suck compared to her? Do you find any of this positive? That's what I thought.
Creator R-Zita
60
Again, NIcki Minaj use the same techiniques so she will be a commercial pop star but not a rapper. This is not bad , but i thought she was rapper. Highlights of the album are : " Roman Holiday" that its the most rap song of the entire album
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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 3, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Young Money / Universal
GENRE: Hip Hop
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 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