Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Uncut
    60
    Long on rhetoric, short on melodic structure, it's hard going. [Dec 2002, p.150]
  2. Blender
    60
    Her lustrous music can err on the side of sleepy, because she prefers atmospherics and tricky harmonies to blaring hooks. [Apr/May 2002, p.116]
  3. Meshell's best when making the political personal--as she does on the blistering, explicit ballad "Trust"--instead of the other way around.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. SethB
    Jul 9, 2002
    10
    Easily the best Urban record this year: If you like tight, deep lyrics or innovative bumpin' beats and jams then this record has it all! Easily the best Urban record this year: If you like tight, deep lyrics or innovative bumpin' beats and jams then this record has it all! I disagree with the Rolling Stone critic about, "this is the record Prince keeps trying to make" but it has the same incredible feel of Sign Of The Times without sounding anything like Prince. Full Review »