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  • Summary: This third album for the Murder Inc. singer includes an appearance from Ja Rule.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Suffers from many of the same problems that tripped up its predecessor: too many skits, too few ideas and a voice that is neither hard nor particularly flowery.
  2. The album is hampered by needless skits and, at times, too slick production.
  3. It's no better or worse than her 2002 debut or 2003's Chapter II, with the standout singles, decent album cuts, and filler fluff provided in equal doses.
  4. She still can't project any personality of her own. [27 Jan 2005, p.58]
  5. A lack of originality and too much filler mark Ashanti more as a pedestrian than the princess she purports to be.
  6. So this album contains Ashanti's best and most adventurous selection of beats so far. Unfortunately, it also contains the sketchiest and most irritating batch of songs. [13 Dec 2004]
  7. For all her lovesick panting, pleading and purring, Ashanti is never emotionally engaged with the songs, which aren't worth the trouble anyway. [2 Jan 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. Dec 10, 2014
    10
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  2. JadeW
    Mar 1, 2005
    10
    This album is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Joey
    Jun 9, 2005
    8
    I love this album! The songs are catchy and my favourites are 'Don't Let Them' and 'Only U.'
  4. KiroK
    Jan 11, 2005
    5
    Good for girls but for guys it really sounds lame
  5. MaryJ
    Jan 11, 2005
    3
    not good at all
  6. arielle
    Oct 29, 2005
    1
    Ashanti is still trying to find a voice that will sell..and she is still failing. I would describe the banality and forced catchiness of the Ashanti is still trying to find a voice that will sell..and she is still failing. I would describe the banality and forced catchiness of the songs, but I couldn't bring myself to listen to the cd more than once. Expand
  7. philipa
    Jan 10, 2005
    0
    Ashanti and murda inc are OVER now let her album on the sleeves and buy from eminem

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