Back To Basics

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Rolling Stone
    60
    Nearly every song is bawdy, and some... are almost comically lewd. [14 Oct 2004, p.98]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Nothing on this album surprises or pushes the urban envelope. [Sep 2004, p.116]
  3. Like many dancehall reggae albums, this one often cries out to be sampled more than listened to. [19 Jul 2004]
  4. Back to Basics starts out thrilling, with Dude's electronically-treated vocals, but quickly palls.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    3
    The problem with these "dancehall" artists is that at least half of them bring in hip-hop into reggae; no, not GOOD hip hop skills, but womenThe problem with these "dancehall" artists is that at least half of them bring in hip-hop into reggae; no, not GOOD hip hop skills, but women as sex objects cliches. Beenie Man reinforces that fact on Back To Basics. Just skip it. Full Review »
  2. tanishaw
    Aug 15, 2004
    10
    it wicked