Basic Instinct

  • Record Label: LaFace
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2010
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    60
    The singer works with hit-makers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart on several tracks; unfortunately, it seems they've saved their best hooks for their next gig.
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    40
    Let's face it, outside of the obvious singles, it's filler town.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 23, 2010
    0
    Congrats Critics, yet another overrated Album. Unless you are a Hoodrat that can easily mistake a fast food place for a 5 star restaurant thenCongrats Critics, yet another overrated Album. Unless you are a Hoodrat that can easily mistake a fast food place for a 5 star restaurant then this isnt for you. Not 1 song is beyond mediocre & most are just plain bad. Even her counterpart Keri hilson's album is better & atleast she can hold a half way decent note & a cpl good songs. Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    9
    I love this album. There aren't many misses on this album, and Ciara played to her strengths. Vocally she's not the strongest, but the songsI love this album. There aren't many misses on this album, and Ciara played to her strengths. Vocally she's not the strongest, but the songs are catchy and memorable anyways. She is finally sticking to her strengths of being a pop singer in a R&B shell. I particularly love "Speechless", "Yeah I Know", and "Turn It Up." I hope that "Turn It Up" is the next single and that Usher does make an appearance on the video. I think this will cement her place with artists like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Katy Perry. Full Review »
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    8
    I have listened to better R&B artists, but Ciara put herself near the top with "Basic Instinct", and with songs like "Heavy Rotation" andI have listened to better R&B artists, but Ciara put herself near the top with "Basic Instinct", and with songs like "Heavy Rotation" and "Turn It Up", how is this at the bottom? Full Review »