Concrete Rose

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  • Summary: This third album for the Murder Inc. singer includes an appearance from Ja Rule.
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  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. Rolling Stone
    40
    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. The New York Times
    40
    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. Los Angeles Times
    38
    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: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  1. Jan 3, 2015
    10
    ashanti is the queen of r&b, love this album so much
    but is weak than the other albuns
    go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti go
    ashanti is the queen of r&b, love this album so much
    but is weak than the other albuns
    go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti go ashanti
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  2. Skye
    Jan 28, 2005
    10
    Great showing from Ashanti. Yet the skits were so not needed.
  3. karap
    Apr 2, 2005
    8
    Ashanti is good singer, i dont care what anyone else says!!!
  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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