Ciara - Ciara
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    80
    Ciara is the singer’s most realized full-length to date and one of this year’s most thrilling pop moments.
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    80
    [Ciara sounds] blissfully triumphant and uncomplicated on a record from start to finish.
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    This one is way, way, way better [than her last album], not least thanks to a quaint little ditty called "Body Party."
  4. 80
    However good the other tracks are here, it's her indomitable track with Nicki Minaj, I'm Out, that powers this album.
  5. Jul 8, 2013
    80
    The result isn't a muddled mess but another lean and focused set, despite the involvement of several writers and producers.
  6. Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Ciara has quietly built up a formidable discography, and this eponymous set maintains the high quality.
  7. 75
    Content? Sure. Complacent? Not yet.
  8. Jul 11, 2013
    73
    Ciara feels slightly (though only slightly) weaker when she swims against the current of her own charm and tries for “raw.”
  9. Jul 17, 2013
    70
    This is a pretty good album for fans of dance-pop or contemporary R&B.
  10. 70
    Other than ["Where You Go"], Ciara is a crisp, clean album that doesn’t waste much motion.
  11. Jul 15, 2013
    70
    Though at times she panders to the club a bit much, and doesn’t provide quite the depth that is expected of a self-titled album and an artist on her fifth go around, Ciara is filled with a fun batch of songs.
  12. Jul 10, 2013
    60
    Her fifth, is one of the most convincing R&B albums of the year, even if it does a very thin job of being convincing about Ciara herself.
  13. Jul 9, 2013
    60
    As a collection of potential singles from an artist who should have more #1's, it's a modest, calculated effort.
  14. Jul 8, 2013
    58
    Though Ciara is a perfectly competent album, it’s the least interesting one she could have made given the winning hand she was dealt, and as she should know by now, winning hands only come around so often.
  15. Jul 8, 2013
    50
    Since her 2004 smash, “Goodies,” Ciara has had trouble finding the right commercial song and it appears she’s still searching.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    10
    Ciara is like a phoenix, this album shows her abillites to make good music. Songs like "Body Party", "I'm Out", "DUI", "Keep on Lookin" and "Where You Go" represent her ghetto origins and dance-pop songs like "Overdose" and "Livin' It Up" makes me feel so good. Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2013
    10
    Ciara makes a great comeback on this new album, successfully incorporating elements of Pop, R&B, and Dance without making it sounds too scattered. Her vocals work best on more sexy records ("Body Party" "DUI" and "Read My Lips" for example) but the production carries her on clunker records like "Super Turnt Up." Aside from "Where You Go" every song has great replay value, a necessity given how short the album's actual playtime is. Full Review »
  3. Jul 10, 2013
    10
    This is Ciara best album to date. Much much better then Basic instinct.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Full Review »