Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The clumsy hip-hop elocution that marred ''Scorpion'' has been replaced by a fluid flow that glides effortlessly into double-time imprecations and snarling put-downs.
  2. Eve-Olution dolls up her gritty hip-hop roots with propulsive pop melodies, high-gloss production and cameos from famous friends like Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg.
  3. There's really no mainstream hip-hop record out there right now that's this diverse (touching on pop, R&B, and dance) and this much focused on producing meaningful, quality music.
  4. Despite the mutant promise of the title, 'Eve-Olution' is hardly startling. Yet as proof that mainstream hip-hop can still learn new tricks, it's a success.
  5. Eve-olution isn't revolutionary but the album is strong, definitely her strongest to date.
  6. Most of Eve's third album won't come as much surprise to those who bought the first two--and that's nothing to complain about.
  7. Eve-Olution lacks its predecessors' element of surprise.... On the other hand, for my money, Eve remains in the increasingly scant selection of MCs we don't mind spending an entire album with.
  8. Buried at the 11th track on the compact disc, "Satisfaction" makes everything else on this album seem better by its presence. It's the one true standout cut, giving the album a jewel in the glittering, if ersatz, moving-outta-the-ghetto hip-hop-princess crown that Eve places on her own "bombshell" brow.
  9. 60
    In all, Eve achieves enough balance to continue reigning as hip-hop's most popular femme-fatale M.C. {#11, p.130]
  10. The quality often drops, making for an intermittently engaging album. [Nov 2002, p.100]
  11. Packs even more sharp producers and better vocal talent than her last effort, Scorpion.
  12. Eve-Olution can't offer as much as either of her first two solid LPs.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    6
    It's good, but no where near "Scorpion". "Eve Olution" is kind of a sequel to "Scorpion", and we all know sequels are no where near the original movie. Full Review »
  2. nick
    Mar 11, 2004
    10
    eve is the best female mc to date , lyrically and in all other categories. It makes it even better that she is fine as hell!!!! Everyone should get the album. Full Review »
  3. JessicaS
    Aug 6, 2003
    10
    Eve's been my girl from jump, and you know she's bringin' the heat with Eve-olution.