**** A solid follow-up album to the impressive 'Adventures of Bobby Ray'.
Much like his debut, B.o.B. plays around with a range of genres as he flits between rapping, singing and using his feature artists for better or worse. The highlight of the album is definitely the solo sung 'So Hard To Breathe', which really hits the mark, but probably lacks the commercial accessibility to be a single. Other great moments of the album include 'So Good', 'Just A Sign' and the immensely radio-friendly 'Castles'. Urban fans should be appeased by the enjoyable 'Out Of My Mind' and 'Arena', both potential singles. The album would get a greater rating than a 4 star rating, but it just lacks the big moments you'd hope for and the single choices aren't so clean cut and obvious this time around.
**** Zum äusserst starken Vorgänger ein eher schwächerer Nachfolger, so wollen mir doch einige Songs nicht so richtig gefallen! Wie mein Vorredner schon erwähnte, sicher ein solides Album, doch meiner Meinung nach ein Rückschritt. Dafür bin ich umso mehr auf seine zukünftigen Projekte gespannt!
**** I actually really enjoyed this. I enjoyed it significantly more than The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which is weird considering that had all the hits and this had barely any (and no really massive ones) - I feel the collaborations are strong as is the songwriting in parts and the production. It's a very decent effort and I like that he's tried to pick up his game by being a bit more political, reflective and emotional. I like emotional rap. 3.9/6.