Radioactive marks his long-awaited debut album. Though the album has a few solid tracks among its repertoire of 15, it often ends up sounding too overproduced and Hollywood for its own good. Those who were expecting an album of hard-hitting anthems have been tamed by the use of slower melodies. Many of the tracks feel as if they’ve been adjusted for radio-play, something that was absent in the down-and-dirty sound of Trunk Muzik. Though there are gems scattered throughout, the album as a whole works as a stop-and-go between the fearlessly energetic and cautioned bore.
The lyrics remain sharp and original, though his rapping abilities sometimes feel unchallenged and safe. All the elements are present; it’s just a matter of recognizing the diamond from the rock and staying true to the elements that got Yelawolf to where he is today. His single “Hard White” is a clear example of his identity and sound, it is unfortunate that he does not preserve the streamlined vision throughout the whole album.
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