Freedom - Akon
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32

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  1. 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. Keep it up, Kon!
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    5
    It has nice soundsbut Akon misses the point in the creation of most of these songs.
  3. 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 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.
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. Akon sounds more comfortable than expected, and he reduces the lechery in favor of longing ("I wanna make up right now") and awe ("When I see you, I run out of words to say"). At times, the tensionless backdrops don't inspire Akon to do much with his pen.
  2. This tuneful, seemingly effortless set of sun-kissed pop reminds you why he's in so much demand.
  3. Akon's philosophy of liberty also includes the freedom to reuse nearly identical hooks for 13 songs straight. That approach may bring him plenty money, but it yields only a few legitimately fun tracks, buried beneath a pile of boring retreads.