Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Album Review: The Game: The R.E.D. Album




The Game
The R.E.D. Album
3.5/5 Stars



I normally start writing reviews about midway though an album and try to figure out as I listen whether the second half changed my impression. This go round I had to scrap the entire review I had been writing.

The first half is unbelievably boring. Not bad. Just so mediocre that it's not worth listening to. I mean if you're looking for an early 2000's style gangster rap and you need something quick it'll do you, but almost everything else you can think of is better.

Ricky (Track 9) is where it starts to turn around, and turns into one of the best hip hop albums of the year. That's the point the album stops sounding like a poor man's '50 Cent and starts becoming something more.

I seem to be saying this a lot but well I don't like having to trudge through an awful first half to get to a golden second half.

But this is one of those rare cases where it's worth it.

P.S. Yes this is that Game. And that's all I'd like to say about that.

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