By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated November 10, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

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The onetime megastar ended a years-long dry spell this summer with smash single ”Just a Dream,” and on 5.0 Nelly makes a reasonably convincing case that he can keep the momentum going. He has recovered his pop instincts, slinging singsong rhymes over energetic beats courtesy of 2010?s biggest producers (including Dr. Luke and Jim Jonsin). His lyrics are vacuous as ever, but those hooks sure are sticky. B

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