Afrodisiac - Brandy
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Brandy's meatiest album to date. [9 Jul 2004, p.85]
  2. A superbly impertinent set. [10 Jul 2004, p.48]
  3. Afrodisiac is Brandy's fourth consecutive durable showing, fluffed out with a few innocuous — if still very listenable — filler moments, but it is stocked with a number of spectacular -- and emotionally resonant -- singles that wind up making for her most accomplished set yet.
  4. Recalls Janet Jackson at her best.
  5. Ultimately we can’t get a bead on Brandy precisely because she hasn’t yet figured it out herself.... Which is exactly what makes Afrodisiac such a fascinating exercise.
  6. 70
    A far cry from the pleasing pubescent fluff of her formative years. [Aug 2004, p.139]
  7. It's beat-filled melancholy, an affirmation wrapped in a lament, it's the Coldplay record that the R&B set have never had.
  8. Afrodisiac teases more than tantalizes.
  9. Brandy has always tended toward blandness and is either unequipped or too restrained to unleash the soulful vocal flights that give R&B its distinctive stamp. [11 Jul 2004]
  10. "Afrodisiac" is Brandy’s most personally revealing album to date and her least lyrically fluffy, but its intimacy is hamstrung by the MTV-flavoured, formulaic gloop with which most contemporary, American R&B now seems to be contaminated.
  11. What gives Afrodisiac its allure are the confident club jams that mask B-Rocka’s vocal limitations without overpowering her.
  12. 60
    Feels like an episode of her growing-pains TV show Moesha. [Aug 2004, p.130]
  13. Analbum that flirts with the mundane just enough to tease out moments of brilliance.
  14. Paint-by-number grooves, coupled with nonexistent hooks and forgettable melodies, do not result in an album that requires repeated plays; that is unfortunate, since a few Timbaland-produced tracks demand just that.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 30, 2013
    10
    This is an amazing album! Brandy blew it out of the water! I love the way she used her voice to flow with the beats. Her vocals are out of this world. The album so very creative! It's a must have! Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    Brandy's best album! My favoprite ont he albun is "Who I Am"...Ever song is something everyone can relate to and is most likely going to be talked about for a long time!!! Full Review »
  3. MarioA
    Jan 2, 2007
    10
    This CD was Truth, truth made into kool songs