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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26

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  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 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.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    40
    Let's face it, outside of the obvious singles, it's filler town.
  2. 80
    Celebrity, commodity, singer, sex object, cyborg - Ciara just about fuses all of them on Basic Instinct, her fourth studio album.
  3. Dec 14, 2010
    37
    Basic Instinct offers enough android booty bass action to satisfy those who like their rhythms complicated but repetitive and hooks foreseeable from a mile away, but pleasant enough when they arrive.