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  • Summary: The fifth album (and first in three years) for the bassist/singer features 16 new tracks (including a bonus remix of "Pocketbook" by Missy Elliot and Rockwilder) in an eclectic mix of styles.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Another set of songs that are political and unflinchingly personal, but still manage to entertain. [7 June 2002, p. 76]
  2. Cookie drips with R&B, hip-hop, Latin grooves, experimental jazz, blues and techno tidbits for yummy multilayered goodness.
  3. Without resorting to anything so obvious as a hook she manages to maintain continuity and interest over an hour-plus of poetry-with-funk.
  4. 80
    Ndegeocello still swings for the same musical fences she did in '93. Here, though, she puts more shots into the seats. [Mar 2002, p.129]
  5. Throughout, Cookie crackles with intensity, be it of the sexual, political, or religious kind.
  6. 80
    Call it urban ethereal, grounded in gritty raps and coiled funk rhythms, bolstered by jazz keyboards, soaring vocals, and synthesizers.
  7. Meshell's best when making the political personal--as she does on the blistering, explicit ballad "Trust"--instead of the other way around.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3