Ciara - Ciara
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from B.o.B, Future, and Nicki Minaj.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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."
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    80
    [Ciara sounds] blissfully triumphant and uncomplicated on a record from start to finish.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”
  5. Jul 17, 2013
    70
    This is a pretty good album for fans of dance-pop or contemporary R&B.
  6. 70
    Other than ["Where You Go"], Ciara is a crisp, clean album that doesn’t waste much motion.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2013
    10
    This is Ciara best album to date. Much much better then Basic instinct.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2013
    9
    One of the best albums of 2013: Ciara's "Ciara" give a great combination of pop, R&B and dance. Princess Harris gave us a doubtful promotion at the beginning but more and more Ciara improved herself in that path. She returned to stay, and is ready to compete with the big names of R&B: Beyoncé and Rihanna. Best tracks include the punching "I'm Out," the sexy "Body Party" and the futuristic "Overdose." Congratulations to Ciara. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    Great and powerful R&B album, which marks a great moment on Ciara's career! Body Party was a great choice of single. Sorry and Got Me Good should have been included on it. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    Simply a great album, From the strong and vulnerable vocals on the song "Body Party" to bold and fresh vocals on songs like "I'm Out" and "Keep on Looking" Collapse
  7. Aug 7, 2013
    5
    I attempt to avoid Nicki Minaj as much as possible but it was difficult on this album...

    I preferred the slower and sensual Ciara in tracks
    like DUI and Body Party which gave a nostalgic feel and an ode to the lost R&B genre. The rest was noise. Expand