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Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj

Pink Friday

Debut album of rap and pop from the MC from Queens, New York, following up the hype from her early mixtapes

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Young Money
UK Release date
22/11/2010
  1. 8.0 |   NME

    One hopes that with the confidence this record brings, she'll take a more permanent seat at hip-hop's high table
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  2. 8.0 |   BBC

    Pink Friday isn't a classic by any means, then, but when Nicki Minaj is on fire nobody in hip hop – male or female – can extinguish her bright-burning talents
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Sounds totally at home in such illustrious company. Print edition only

  4. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    If Nicki figures out how to balance her insanity with the music next time, we’ll quite possibly have a classic on our hands
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  5. 7.0 |   Spin

    The album is a budding artist's love letter to pop -- well-wrought and exuberantly penned, with skulls and crossbones in the margins and little pink hearts over the i's
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  6. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Plenty of head-nod-ability, great emotion, varied and inventive rhymes and wordplay, not to mention enough attitude to shame any Frank Miller-created heroine
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s not the classic nor the out-there record that some may of been hoping for however it’s one that will cement her as a commercial success
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  8. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    When she’s restrained she’s less interesting than when she’s unhinged
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Minaj aims for a Rihanna-style crossover approach, singing R&B choruses over electro floss and toning down her nasty side
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  10. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    While it’s disappointing when Minaj pulls her punches to appease pop radio, the ones she does land still hit hard
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  11. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    Despite being a good modern pop album, [this] is a depressing Nicki Minaj album
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  12. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    An album that's nearly fantastic, the frustrating sound of an artist who can't work out whether she should go her own way or try and fit in with the crowd
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  13. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    ‘Pink Friday’ wins merely on points, rather than the knockout punch it should have been
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  14. 6.0 |   Blurt

    You get a sense that Minaj wanted to break through hard to the mainstream with this album
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  15. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Rap's new queen bee is set for a lengthy reign
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  16. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Big things are in store for this rapper; bigger than Pink Friday. But everybody’s gotta break into the game somewhere
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  17. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    An often wobbly first effort that shows enormous promise
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  19. 4.5 |   Prefix

    Fragmented collection of stabs at radio play
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  20. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    Pink Friday is a real shame, albeit a very well-marketed one
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