Ludacris
Battle of the Sexes


2.0
poor

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
March 14th, 2010 | 32 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: IT'S A TRAP!

Some things are just too good to be true. Don’t get me wrong, Ludacris is a pretty cool rapper: he’s nifty with his punchlines, he has a pretty good flow, and a distinguishable, signature voice. But, he still has his flaws. On top of the fact that he can’t make a thoroughly good album, he has a bad ear for beats, and his subject content is quite shallow. So, it was very foolish of me to think that this was going to be his masterpiece when four songs in, Battle of the Sexes was rather flawless. Amplifying all the aforementioned stereotypes, and downplaying his positive qualities, Ludacris just floundered around on this one.

Once past the four best songs on the album – which are oddly the first four tracks – Ludacris exhibits a bad beat selection, a principally laughable choice of guest artists, and an assortment of narrow-minded topics. From tracks 5-15, absent are the creative punchlines like “Always bring the racket like Venus and Serena” and “Guns get drawn like cartoons” and nowhere to be found are the trunk-rattling, head-bobbing beats. Anything similar in quality to the sharp, shapeshifting synths, thumping bass, and rapid claps of the infectious “How Low” and the catchy chorus of “My Chick Bad” shouldn’t really be expected.

Thusly, from track number five to the album’s end, the instrumentals vary from simple and repetitive (the three step xylophone ascension of “Sex Room”) to bad club cuts (the all-over-the-place synths on “Party No Mo’”) to gushingly typical R&B tracks (the gentle strings, oozy synths, and cutesy percussion of “Tell Me a Secret”) and frankly, they’re all reasonably poor.

Given, Luda wasn’t speaking on anything genuine or refreshing on songs one through four, as he widely resolves to rapping about his sexual endeavors and his supposedly gigantic penile length, only occasionally venturing into tangents on high sums of money in his bank account and his frequent rate of drug and alcohol consumption from time to time, but the difference is tracks one, two, three, and four are executed better than cuts five through fifteen.

Battle of the Sexes is, in essence, a tale of two Ludas. On one end of the scale is a great punchline artist whom displays some charismatic rapping and is backed by some grooving beats, and on the other end of the scale is a rapper whose potential is not capitalized upon, and sadly, the latter end of the scale outweighs the other.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The hype mixtape, Ludaplex, is so much better.

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Telling the truth

hydeyomoney
March 14th 2010


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

basically.

Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Although my recent listening experiences have yielded ALOT of positive ratings, my last couple of reviews have been negative.

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Nothing wrong with that, one must be objective as possible when reviewing an album. Pos

Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yea, I know. It was just an observation. Thanks for the pos.



This album will go largely unnoticed by Sputnik, and for good reason.

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You're welcome



True dat

Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Sputnik already largely disregards the new southern regime, and the mainstream part of it is just basically offlimits.

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Well you really can't blame them, even I feel like jumping out a window or crashing the car when I hear some of the songs the radio.

IRAI
March 14th 2010


1567 Comments


^ This.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2010


32190 Comments


Heard some mixed views on this album, will acquire and see

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Don't expect much

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2010


32190 Comments


Eh we'll see, quite like Luda, And when it comes it to him i'm not exactly looking for a work of art or anything, just a good time party album

Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I basically deleted 5-15 off of my rhapsody playlist and pretended this was an EP.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2010


32190 Comments


About to listen now

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Well good luck, you might like if you're looking for a party album



*cough* try kid sister's album *cough*

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2010


32190 Comments


Only child jackass

BSX
March 14th 2010


1647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

umm what!?

Bulldog
March 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

No guffawing, no guffawing.

AtavanHalen
March 14th 2010


17920 Comments


Seriously, use capitals, kids. Kid Sister is different to kid sister.

Summary is win.



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