Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    70
    With tracks like "15 Minutes" to slow things down for those romantic moments, and an upbeat song such as "All Said And Done" to keep things moving along at a decent pace, Jamie Foxx's LP is a pleasant addition to the current R&B landscape.
  2. 70
    It's good that Mr. Timberlake doesn't operate at full throttle, because this album's successes often come in spite of Mr. Foxx, who sings as if he were delivering lines for the camera: declarative, extra literal, sharp at the edges.
  3. 67
    The Oscar-winning actor musters little of his usual charisma here, especially in crowded hip-hop tracks such as ''Yep Dat's Me,'' which Ludacris steals like a cartoon villain. Foxx fares better in the sleek R&B stuff.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    63
    Weirdly, Best evokes the early career of Rihanna, where a just-OK voice perfectly nestles into the steely production around it.
  5. Jan 3, 2011
    60
    The success of a record like this is pretty easy to track on a utilitarian level: After listening you either want to party with the dude or you don't.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    Highlights are pushed to the front, so consider the last four songs or so bonus tracks. You'll still be left with a substantial good time.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    It's refreshing to hear him finally switch up his script.
  8. Jan 7, 2011
    50
    He drops his share of deafening clunkers, poisoning some songs so badly that they become unlistenable. But others, mostly those where he stands back and croons harmlessly in the background, are deliciously chill.
  9. Jan 24, 2011
    20
    Fake ass love-making music was dead in the mid-'90s, let alone the talentless urban landscape of 2010.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    5
    Decent production, likable voice, and at times there is even fun to be had on this album, but it's far from stellar. Some of the lyrics areDecent production, likable voice, and at times there is even fun to be had on this album, but it's far from stellar. Some of the lyrics are absolutely absurd and lack real depth. Not even "Winner" manages to stand out like "Blame It" from Jamie's first effort. Full Review »