Freedom

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. This tuneful, seemingly effortless set of sun-kissed pop reminds you why he's in so much demand.
  2. Whatever the reason, Freedom forgoes almost any signifiers that might pigeonhole him.
  3. While 'Troublemaker' and 'Holla Holla' each sound a lot like prior Akon songs (the former like Kardinal Offishall's 'Dangerous,' the latter like '07's Akon/T-Pain pairing 'Bartender'), ultimately they're highlights for that very reason.
  4. Akon's undeniable gift for hooks makes this an easy listen, and the ex-con posturing isn't missed.
  5. Despite a preponderance of uptempo songs that puts Freedom in similar territory to Ne-Yo, the record is still very recognisably Akon.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    5
    I have always been a fan of Akon. I think "Konvicted" was one of the best albums of 2006. "Freedom" however took a couple of steps back forI have always been a fan of Akon. I think "Konvicted" was one of the best albums of 2006. "Freedom" however took a couple of steps back for me. There are some decent songs on here like "I'm So Paid" and "Right Now" but for every decent song there's a crappy one like "Holla Holla" and "Over the Edge". Okay album but could have been alot better. Full Review »
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    5
    It has nice soundsbut Akon misses the point in the creation of most of these songs.
  3. Oct 22, 2010
    8
    Yikes! Akon was always good, but this album is pretty awesome even for him. Almost every song is well writen and runs to a catchy tune. KeepYikes! Akon was always good, but this album is pretty awesome even for him. Almost every song is well writen and runs to a catchy tune. Keep it up, Kon! Full Review »