In My Mind

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  • Summary: One-half of the superstar production duo The Neptunes, Pharrell steps into the limelight with this long-delayed solo debut, which mixes both rap and R&B and includes collaborations Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, and Jay-Z.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Los Angeles Times
    88
    "In My Mind" sometimes settles for the conventional, but overall this one is too hot to drop. [23 Jul 2006]
  2. In My Mind intermittently shares the ingratiating weirdness of Williams' N.E.R.D. side project, but his shaky rhyming and occasionally off-key crooning suggest he shouldn't quit his day job cranking out beats anytime soon.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    The bulk of the R&B tracks are gloopy. [Mar 2006, p.106]
  4. Next to guests Jay-Z, Snoop and Slim Thug, Pharrell's playa-playa croon gets tiresome.
  5. In My Mind has several potential hit singles, but taken as a whole it falls dramatically short.
  6. It’s an ambitious mess, but it’s a mess.
  7. There’s hardly an honest word on In My Mind; any sane listener’s bullshit meter should red-line after about fifteen minutes of it’s textured repulsiveness.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 11, 2016
    10
    I don't see anything wrong with it besides outside of a couple of choices that ultimately did nothing to the overall quality of the album. II don't see anything wrong with it besides outside of a couple of choices that ultimately did nothing to the overall quality of the album. I don't think this album is a 10, its more an 7 or an 8, but I don't want to deter anyone from listening to this quality piece of work. This album has everything you probably love about Pharrell and the Neptunes in their early days. Pharrell's rapping is strong, and it boasts an impressive set of feautres (Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Pusha T, Nelly, Kanye West, and more). I'd highly suggest if your a Pharrell fan or if your looking for an album just to check out. Expand
  2. davea
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    AMAZING album - skateboard P never fails to deliver! keep on hating
  3. gregb
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    i'm not quite sure what the negative critics have on pharrell's first solo album. like others have said, it only gets better the i'm not quite sure what the negative critics have on pharrell's first solo album. like others have said, it only gets better the more you listen to it. my fav is "that girl", but this cd is full of great songs, not to mention several other artists, kanye west, snoop dogg, etc. Expand
  4. MorganZ
    Jul 26, 2006
    9
    Kills Kanye's L.R. with ease. However, there is not a track on the album as catchy as 2003's "Frontin". Overall, the album very Kills Kanye's L.R. with ease. However, there is not a track on the album as catchy as 2003's "Frontin". Overall, the album very versitile and the R&B tracks can easily compete with even Babyface's catalog. Next time out, I would enjoy hearing Chad Hugo and possibly Timbaland take hold of the production work for a track or two. Great effort considering it was composed and written by Pharrell and Pharrell alone, something you cannot say about all producer-rappers or rappers in general for that matter. Overall: A- Expand
  5. EmmanuelO
    Sep 5, 2006
    8
    this album brings a little bit of everything hip hop and r and b most artists are not able to do that and he also produces his own beats
  6. tracih
    Aug 3, 2006
    8
    i think pharreli is a very talented man. to me some of the haters are quick to judge him because we ae so use to hearing his energy within i think pharreli is a very talented man. to me some of the haters are quick to judge him because we ae so use to hearing his energy within the beats that he make and not giving him a chance. yes, he is a producer but he wants to expand more so you do have to become mre open with him when you listen to his alblum. the album is good some songs good some songs are great to me. i think some reviews are harsh because they have nothing else better to do then hate. get a life. love you pharrell Expand
  7. aL.
    Jul 26, 2006
    4
    This album is pathetically weak...as compared to his N.E.R.D album...

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