• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2001
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. An album of dull, vocal virtuoso ballads.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    9
    An unusually fantastic R&B album with very slick songs and very skillful production. I liked "I Refuse", "We Need a Resolution" and "More ThanAn unusually fantastic R&B album with very slick songs and very skillful production. I liked "I Refuse", "We Need a Resolution" and "More Than a Woman" the best. Aaliyah, the princess of R&B, will be missed! Full Review »
  2. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    One of the best R&B albums of all time, she was crossing over to other genres. What other R&B artist was doing this? None. I can say so muchOne of the best R&B albums of all time, she was crossing over to other genres. What other R&B artist was doing this? None. I can say so much more but I'm not going to. If you've listened to the album then you know what I mean. Full Review »
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    10
    This album is pure perfection. Aaliyah is confident in her vocal ability. Her self-titled album showed her artistry. Aaliyah knows how to makeThis album is pure perfection. Aaliyah is confident in her vocal ability. Her self-titled album showed her artistry. Aaliyah knows how to make good music. From the futuristic "We Need a Resolution" to the sensual "Rock the Boat" to the classic, emotional ballad of "I Refuse" every song is interesting in every way. When Aaliyah jumped out of her usual R&B roots on "What If" it was like she was comfortable with that genre of music. Aaliyah is and was a true musician. This album showed true musicianship and shows that Aaliyah created a classic not only R&B, but classic album of all time. Full Review »