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Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "[A] chance to celebrate, and consolidate, his status as global pop impresario....With lots of guest appearances by famous friends. He certainly draws an A-list crowd." -- Grade: B79.4335

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Rolling Stone (11/22/01, p.89) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Littered with aggressively futuristic Space Age grooves and scrunch-up-your-face nasty funk and inflected with bhangra sounds. Bubba's up to the challenge of Timbaland, and he gives you what ebery great hip-hop artist does: a trip into hsi world..."Q (12/01, p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An original new voice..."NME (Magazine) (11/17/01, p.47) - 8 out of 10 - "...the latest word in hip hop..."0.4610637

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Timbaland brings her back on LOOSE to scat her quirky high-school-musical vocals over his mostly Eighties beats..."Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "Much of Furtado's charm comes from her low-key, girlish sensuality....The most striking songs are in Spanish." -- Grade: B-Q (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]uch of it is an inventive, hip-hop-inflected delight."Q (p.118) - Ranked #55 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Promiscuous' features the booming tones of Mr. Land himself, alongside Furtado's breathy, come-hither vocals."0.3861034

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Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #26 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".0.3085127

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Entertainment Weekly (10/10/03, p.124) - "...Trice is a talented MC, and the synth-funk production by Mr. Mathers, Dre, and Timbaland is top-notch..." - Rating: BEntertainment Weekly (10/10/03, p.124) - "...Trice is a talented MC, and the synth-funk production by Mr. Mathers, Dre, and Timbaland is top-notch..." - Rating: BQ (12/03, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His witty baritone is more than a match for his masters..."Q (12/03, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His witty baritone is more than a match for his masters..."0.285636

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Rolling Stone (2/17/00, p.54) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...a valentine to the r&b charts of the 80s and 90s: the lean, sharp robot beats of Timbaland, Zapp's electro bounce with a talk box, plush love jams, Stevie Wonder's slow synth fantasias..."The Source (3/00, p.259) - "...party-ready....reminescent of group members' solo work....the trio departs from established formulas in favor of new music experimentation..."0.2524689

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Entertainment Weekly (6/17/98, pp.71-72) - "...instead of songs from the original '60s musical, we're treated to lover-man R&B and lascivious party jams, none of which have any apparent connection to the film. The good news is that it may be the summer's best ready-made party tape..." - Rating: A-Vibe (9/98, p.300) - "...The Dr. Dolittle soundtrack delivers a lotta southern summer flavor--the smolderin' funk of passionate evenings and rumblin' bass of sweaty nights..."Rap Pages (9/98, p.124) - 4 (out of 5) - "...contains a balance of songs with love, sex and partying..."0.2220759

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Rolling Stone (4/1/99, p.97) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...often hilarious drama with libidinous lyrics, slow-burning hooks, cinematic sound effects and more crafty rhythmic maneuvers than the Oval Office..."Spin (4/99, p.159) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a pleasant soul earnestness topped off with a pop sheen....more complex than just another R&B crooner with a cartoonish 'g' complex..."Entertainment Weekly (3/19/99, p.106) - "This R&B crooner's second CD is a sensual peek into a futuristic bachelor boudoir of soul. Superproducer Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Aaliyah) attacks his duties with such fervor you'd think it was his solo album..."Q (4/99, p.100) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...On 100% GINUWINE Timbaland again keeps the grooves flowing thick and slow. Juggling his complex love life over the phone and the dinner table, Ginuwine raps and sings with smooth authority..."Muzik (4/9, p.88) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...[Ginuwine and Timbaland] have raised the stakes....[100% is] Smooth and sophisticated..."Vibe (4/99, p.177) - "...On his eagerly awaited sophomore album,...the artist formerly known as Elgin Lumpkin suggests that he's ready to trade the swinging single life...for a committed, meaningful relationship....Ginuwine understands and respects the difference between a song and a vocal exercise..."The Source (4/99, p.212) - "...100% maximizes radio play possibilities....Tim's jungle music influences run rampant....Ginuwine incorporates sensitive, Kenny Lattimore-like admissions, a style original macks tend to lack..."0.2186445

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Spin (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tunes occupy a hushed netherworld between classical minimalists like Erik Satie and Timbaland."Q (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T[he ethereal vocals and lush synths on 'Photography' and 'Napalm Love' are beautifully crafted..."CMJ (p.42) - "[F]amiliar Air, but with a decidedly more pop/rock feel. The synths still sparkle..."No Depression (p.86) - "POCKET SYMPHONY is an exercise in mournful minimalism....The great, torpid 'One Hell Of A Party' serves up the world's saddest piano..."0.2019752

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Spin (12/96, p.147) - "...relies on cameos from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and a reunited Shalamar. Plus Kenny G, which works in this upside-down, fascinating pop sphere..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, p.68) - "...All the Babyface trademarks--the crisp, unobtrusive percussion, the silky guitars, the harmonies that blanket the melodies like a quilt--are laid out like a three-piece suit. But more so than any previous album he's made, THE DAY is chockful of luscious, gently persuasive songs..." - Rating: A-Vibe (3/01, p.192) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Inthe hurly-burly of today's music scene, it's getting a lot easier to appreciate the charms of this quiet man..."0.1832033

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t does show how good he is at making Eurohouse's thumping trounce and jet-engine synth whoosh feel like natural elements in the hip-hop, R&B and even rock continuum."Spin (p.82) - "[A] 12-track hit parade of monster club anthems..."0.1832033

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Q (6/02, p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Another Missy Elliott and Timbaland-produced gem. Located-musically and vocally- somewhere between Aaliyah and Brandy...Tweet is heavy on the ballads but she avoids excessive sugariness via edgy, sensual lyrics..."CMJ (4/1/2002, p.11) - "...Tweet calls upon the gods of dance and soul to showcase her wide range of talents....the musical equivalent of white cotton string-bikini underwear and thigh-high leather boots..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.108) - "...It's hard to miss an echo of the young Tina Turner...she produces as well as writes leaving few emotional stones unturned."NME (Magazine) (5/18/02, p.35) - 6 out of 10 - "...An agreeable collection of R&B, soul and disco singles..."0.1767283

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "CELEBRATION kicks off with pure bliss and never lets up. It's a dizzying, non-chronological spin through the Madonna years, years it makes you feel lucky to be living through."Entertainment Weekly (p.56) - "36 tracks covering nearly every phase of her 25-year career. It all holds up surprisingly well." -- Grade: B0.1570314

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Rolling Stone (1/18/01, p.56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[His] strongest album since DOGGYSTYLE....Snoop's chronic-marinated flow, all menthol-cool and deadpan droop, sounds as smooth as ever..."Spin (3/01, p.145) - 6 out of 10 - "...This MEAL finds him riding the Dre cache, trying to convince us he's still 'G'ed-up from the feet up'....Timbaland stuttering out the obvious singles...but Dre's laconic thumps-by-the-pound anchor most of the album..."Vibe (2/01, pp.133-4) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Deeply steeped in P-funkology....these days, Snoop's songs are simply fun to listen to....nothing groundbreaking, just good solid Snoop-rap..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Snoop knows when to crack the jokes, while his flow has always been one of the best in the game."0.1514814

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Spin (9/99, p.192) - 7 out of 10 - "...[remembers] that beats are to be played with, not played out..."Spin (9/99, p.192) - 7 out of 10 - "...[remembers] that beats are to be played with, not played out..."Q (11/99, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...the least homogenous album to emerge from the Staten Island posse in some time....perky, danceable grooves courtesy of [Pete Rock]...Timbaland-influenced beats, and the superb 9th Chamber..."Q (11/99, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...the least homogenous album to emerge from the Staten Island posse in some time....perky, danceable grooves courtesy of [Pete Rock]...Timbaland-influenced beats, and the superb 9th Chamber..."Vibe (8/99, p.174) - "...INS keeps his music down to earth. Murky, gritty, and...innovative....with a cool cat's calm confidence....[proves] he has enough charisma, presence, and skill to captain his own rap ship.... [striking] just the right balance between style and substance..."Vibe (8/99, p.174) - "...INS keeps his music down to earth. Murky, gritty, and...innovative....with a cool cat's calm confidence....[proves] he has enough charisma, presence, and skill to captain his own rap ship.... [striking] just the right balance between style and substance..."The Source (11/99, p.216) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...transforms his iron mic into a personal podium from which to profess his ideology....UNCONTROLLED is like those essential elements that make water necessary to your daily intake..."The Source (11/99, p.216) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...transforms his iron mic into a personal podium from which to profess his ideology....UNCONTROLLED is like those essential elements that make water necessary to your daily intake..."Rap Pages (7/99, p.147) - "...Inspectah Deck flexes the kind of high-octane lyrical dexterity that promoted him to Inspectah status in the first place....The production is gritty and bass-heavy with gothic backdrops..."Rap Pages (7/99, p.147) - "...Inspectah Deck flexes the kind of high-octane lyrical dexterity that promoted him to Inspectah status in the first place....The production is gritty and bass-heavy with gothic backdrops..."0.142818

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Rolling Stone (12/7/00, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The album's bounce-inducing, sweat-producing soundtrack...is layered like childhood issues and packs drama like your ex-lover..."Rolling Stone (12/7/00, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The album's bounce-inducing, sweat-producing soundtrack...is layered like childhood issues and packs drama like your ex-lover..."Entertainment Weekly (11/10/00, p.90) - "...One of the year's most notable hip-hop newcomers....the album is a randy charmer largely because of the contrast between his dirty, down-home raps and the sleek future-shock beats..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (11/10/00, p.90) - "...One of the year's most notable hip-hop newcomers....the album is a randy charmer largely because of the contrast between his dirty, down-home raps and the sleek future-shock beats..." - Rating: B+CMJ (10/30/00, p.26) - "...BACK is a rowdy, verbally intense down-bottom carnival with guest production from Timbaland and the Neptunes that should up the ante for the entire subgenre [Southern rap]..."CMJ (10/30/00, p.26) - "...BACK is a rowdy, verbally intense down-bottom carnival with guest production from Timbaland and the Neptunes that should up the ante for the entire subgenre [Southern rap]..."The Source (12/00, p.256) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...He proves that he's a lyricist capable of making sturdy album cuts and catching a few 'what'd-he-says?'....A warm intro to the rhyme singer."The Source (12/00, p.256) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...He proves that he's a lyricist capable of making sturdy album cuts and catching a few 'what'd-he-says?'....A warm intro to the rhyme singer."0.142818

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Rolling Stone (2/3/00, p.58) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...his strongest album to date, with music that's filled with catchy hooks, rump-shaking beats and lyrics fueled by Jay's hustler's vigilance....life is good for Jigga..."Entertainment Weekly (1/14/00, pp.73-4) - "...[The album] reconnects with the people who ride those run-down trains [which] run through his Brooklyn neighborhood...with flair....The key track is 'Come and Get Me' in which [he] stares down the playa hatas over [beats] by Timbaland..." - Rating: B+CMJ (1/24/00, p.30) - "...one of the most prolific hip-hop artists of our time....[delivers] a solid collection of mix-tape-ready gems that bring all coastal styles and aesthetics to the Brooklyn borough..."The Source (3/00, p.256) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...[Jigga] reveals why he is the most influential hip-hop artist alive today. Songs like 'So Ghetto,' 'Do It Again' and 'Come and Get Me' highlight [his] uncanny ability to transform bumpin' tracks into cleverly crafted hip-hop anthems..."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 7 out of 10 - "...a series of uptempo party tunes much leavened by threats to the masculinity of competitors, as [he] uses his pen to cast himself as 'Dope Man', hustler, pimp and teacher....intelligent...Jay-Z spits venom one minute and cool out the next."0.1262345

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Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is best new tracks are thrilling....Some of the up-tempo stuff flirts with mechanical muscle-flexing..."Rolling Stone (p.106) - Ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[O]ne of the year's most enduringly pleasurable hits."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Superior tracks like 'LoveStoned' and 'What Comes Around,' suggest a happy middle path, where Timberlake can equally embrace Timbaland's canny beats and his own vocal helium."Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "[T]he two Tims create a boldly forward-thinking soundtrack for nocturnal amusements like club cruising and rump shaking."Q (p.122) - Ranked #36 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] hyper-confident mix of stripped-down R&B and '80s electro soul."Vibe (p.142) - "He's still got a lithe, lovely vocal instrument and a falsetto that evokes El DeBarge."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The titles] leave no doubt as to the chief Timberlake brand value, and the louche synth funk and electro-flavoured R&B therein make a pretty seductive back-up argument."0.1262345

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A songwriting team of American chart royalty helps Madonna revisit her roots as an urban-disco queen....Like CONFESSIONS, HARD CANDY celebrates dance as salvation, but even the euphorically groovy 'Heartbeat' and 'Dance 2night' strike wistful notes."Entertainment Weekly (p.116) - "[A]n unpretentious, nonstop dance party. In tunes like 'Give It To Me,' she's unabashedly reviving the celebrative spirit of early singles like 'Lucky Star' and 'Holiday'..." -- Grade: B+Uncut (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "HARD CANDY could be her most unpretentious and consistently enjoyable pop record since LIKE A VIRGIN."Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At its most inspired...HARD CANDY shifts into overdrive to become the kind of record you want from a megastar with nothing to prove: unhinged, over-the-top, no-holds-barred."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With Timbaland's trademark stuttering rhythms and The Neptunes' body-popping mischief, it is a purely visceral affair: a paean to love, sex and dancing."Blender (Magazine) (p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]linky, playful music with undercurrents of adorable psychosexual intrigue..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "There's a spark of Madge's old wit on 'She's Not Me'..."0.1262345

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Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is best new tracks are thrilling....Some of the up-tempo stuff flirts with mechanical muscle-flexing..."Rolling Stone (p.106) - Ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[O]ne of the year's most enduringly pleasurable hits."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Superior tracks like 'LoveStoned' and 'What Comes Around,' suggest a happy middle path, where Timberlake can equally embrace Timbaland's canny beats and his own vocal helium."Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "[T]he two Tims create a boldly forward-thinking soundtrack for nocturnal amusements like club cruising and rump shaking."Q (p.122) - Ranked #36 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] hyper-confident mix of stripped-down R&B and '80s electro soul."Vibe (p.142) - "He's still got a lithe, lovely vocal instrument and a falsetto that evokes El DeBarge."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The titles] leave no doubt as to the chief Timberlake brand value, and the louche synth funk and electro-flavoured R&B therein make a pretty seductive back-up argument."0.1262345

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Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.110) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...superstar-packed.... Mary is moving away from the...sound of her earlier albums into a sound that's...more soulful, singing over a large live band or alongside Eric Clapton's guitar or Elton's piano. But she remains the queen of hip-hop soul..."Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.110) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...superstar-packed.... Mary is moving away from the...sound of her earlier albums into a sound that's...more soulful, singing over a large live band or alongside Eric Clapton's guitar or Elton's piano. But she remains the queen of hip-hop soul..."Spin (10/99, p.164) - 9 out of 10 - "...Emotionally gripping and stylistically diverse, this album should allow Blige to transcend the limited and somewhat apologetic 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' label..."Spin (10/99, p.164) - 9 out of 10 - "...Emotionally gripping and stylistically diverse, this album should allow Blige to transcend the limited and somewhat apologetic 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' label..."Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, pp.123-4) - "...Does what Mary J. Blige does best - making a heart-to-heart connection with her female fans by channelling the everyday insults and injuries of the love wars into passionate vocal art." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, pp.123-4) - "...Does what Mary J. Blige does best - making a heart-to-heart connection with her female fans by channelling the everyday insults and injuries of the love wars into passionate vocal art." - Rating: B+sQ (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (9/99, p.101) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...Whether freestyling over skipping, Timbaland-influenced beats on 'Beautiful One' or the straightforward swing of 'Your Child', Blige can turn from sassy to agonized to vulnerable in the space of a single phrase....The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul remains classy and invincible."Q (9/99, p.101) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...Whether freestyling over skipping, Timbaland-influenced beats on 'Beautiful One' or the straightforward swing of 'Your Child', Blige can turn from sassy to agonized to vulnerable in the space of a single phrase....The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul remains classy and invincible."The Source (10/99, p.240) - "...when you take Mary's pure emotion...and place it over its rightful medium, something incredible is bound to happen....she dares to break the hip-hop soul template she helped create, and do something different. Something our loop-weary souls need."The Source (10/99, p.240) - "...when you take Mary's pure emotion...and place it over its rightful medium, something incredible is bound to happen....she dares to break the hip-hop soul template she helped create, and do something different. Something our loop-weary souls need."Rap Pages (10/99, pp.144-5) - "...It's sweet. It's consistent. It's personable. It's mature....A field trip of energy relative to all. And of course, each track is blessed with the influence of Hip-Hop soul, jazz and blues. Hail Mary!" - Rating: BRap Pages (10/99, pp.144-5) - "...It's sweet. It's consistent. It's personable. It's mature....A field trip of energy relative to all. And of course, each track is blessed with the influence of Hip-Hop soul, jazz and blues. Hail Mary!" - Rating: B0.1249658

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.79) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (9/4/97, p.70) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "When Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott weds hip-hop and R&B, she not only avoids the pitfalls tripping up so many of her colleagues, she also finds new inspiration in the union..."Spin (9/99, p.153) - Ranked #66 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/98, p.86) - Ranked #9 on Spin's list of the "Top 20 Albums Of The Year."Spin (10/97, p.136) - 8 (out of 10) - "...SUPA DUPA FLY is distinctive, cohesive, and innovative enough to wind up as the most influential pop record since Dr. Dre's THE CHRONIC. Elliot's proficiency with a hook is unerring; everything here has `hit' stamped all over it..."Entertainment Weekly (8/8/97, p.78) - "...She's a wickedly innovative singer-rapper who favors expansive song structures and trip-hoppy textures. In the process, she creates an evocative space-age soul all her own."- Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Vibe (9/97, pp.229-230) - "...Not since our beloved Biggie has there been a rap artist whose cameos more consistently equaled hits....Missy represents myriad exciting possibilities for sistas in the rap and R&B game...SUPA's sound and feel are what one might call futuristic..."The Source (9/97, p.233) - "And the winner of the most innovative female rapper of the year is...Missy Elliott....The combination of her boy Timbaland's ill beats and Missy's knack for crazy phrasing make SUPA DUPA FLY a solid project..."Melody Maker (10/25/97, p.53) - "...Ranging from sparse clinical beats to theatrical blaxplotation wah-wah grooves, it's agressive, mellow, and more mellow...rootless, refreshingly unique, and unbridaled."Rap Pages (9/97, p.95) - "...Missy's SUPA DUPA FLY manages to stir up some summer fun....Missy clearly shines when she is able to combine her catchy grunts and quick-moving lyrics on R&B..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #6 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #38 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.0.1009876

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.108) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The music is good....It's a crunch groove that's part Timbaland, part Afrika Bambaataa and part STAR TREK on Ecstasy..."Spin (1/03, p.70) - Ranked #9 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (4/02, pp.113-4) - 8 out of 10 - "...Ace genre-mashing...the addition of a band [to their previously electronic album] makes the record weirder, punching up the rock that was merely implicit on the previous version. That's 'rock' as in rap rock, alt-rock and Paisley Park psych rock and even country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (12/20-27/02, p.126) - Ranked #4 on EW's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Entertainment Weekly (3/15/02, pp.74-75) - "...The new, revamped album replaces their signature spartan-techno grooves with rock guitars, drums, pianos, and other oldfangled instruments....has a crackling vigor..." - Rating: A-Q (8/01, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A striking escape from mere genre....A swaggering, rock-friendly counterpoint to the likes of Outkast. And no less essential, either."Uncut (9/01, p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...They're on some kind of early Seventies cosmic/social conscience trip....This year's STANKONIA..."Alternative Press (3/02, p.86) - 7 out of 10 - "...Alluring....bearing a suprising similarity to modern metal..."The Wire (1/02, p.40) - Ranked #20 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001"CMJ (3/11/02, p.4) - "...[The album] embodies an ubridled passion for music and for the aesthetics of pure sound....There's a bit of musical irony here, when happy, elementary grooves are undercut by a dirty, almost invasive, guitar licks..."Vibe (3/02, p.172) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...A complete departure, but with aural candy this flavorful, who cares?"Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #9 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (April 2002, p.112) - "...Unique fusions of harmony-led AOR...Sly and Funkadelic, fragile singing and Eminemesque raps, conscious '70s soul, '80s synth-pop and Hendrix-esque rock..."NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #40 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001"NME (Magazine) (8/18/01, p.47) - 8 out of 10 - "...Awash with fuzzy-warm highs, hazy cosmic visions and exquisite ripples in the fabric of R&B as we know it..."0.1009876

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