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It's been a while since I've done an album review but this is probably the first album that has peaked my interest this year. When I had first heard about B.o.B I didn't expect anything special from him. This album is one of the most well put together albums in recent years and shows how creative B.o.B with his infusion of hip hop, rock, pop as well as a few other genres. The album is a great debut and the production on the album is fantastic. I give it a grade of a 9/10. A definite buy. So get it on 4/27. Below is a full track by track review.
1. Don't Let Me Fall - A soft but strong introduction to the album. Solid intro track. 8/10
2. Nothin' On You feat. Bruno Mars - What more can be said about the number 1 song in the country. Amazing hook and clever lines. Perfect radio single. 9.5/10
3. Past My Shades feat. Lupe Fiasco - This is one of my personal favorites on the album. This song needs to be a single, and its a definite anthem. And Lupe killed it. 9.5/10
4. Airplanes feat. Hayley Williams - Another personal favorite and if it wasn't for part 2 it would be the best song on the album. But when you compare this and part 2 you like it less. 9/10
5. Bet I Bust feat. T.I. & Playboy Tre - At first, I really liked this song but when you listen to the album fully this song doesn't seem to be needed. Tip killed it though so dope nonetheless. 8/10
6. Ghost In The Machine - One of the deepest songs on the album but it can get a little boring at times. 7.5/10
7. The Kids feat. Janelle Monae - I'm liking the feel of this song and the production. It's always good to have a song with a message. 8.5/10
8. Magic feat. Rivers Cuemo - This song is not usually my style but Bobby does good on it and it's upbeat. 8/10.
9. Fame - This will probably end up being the most underrated track on the album but the beat is crazy and B.o.b did his thing on it. 9/10
10. Lovelier Than You - This song is catchy and B.o.B produced a soft record talking about of course love. Shows you how much talent he has and his versatility. 8/10
11. 5th Dimension feat. Ricco Barrino - Another personal favorite from the album and it sounds single quality. 9/10
12. Airplanes Pt. 2 feat. Hayley Williams & Eminem - Save the best for last in part 2 B.o.B. comes harder with the verses and Em's verse is so incredible. Makes an already great song better. 10/10
13. Higher (Bonus) - Sounds like a freestyle. First time on the album that he is just spitting. 8/10
14. Satellite (Bonus) - If you were a fan of Bobby before the album than you know that this song is something you can expect from him. Not good as some other tracks on the album but not a skipper. 7/10
15. Yesterday (Bonus) - Haven't heard it yet but I'll give a review when it drops.