In My Mind - Pharrell Williams
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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.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. "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. 60
    Ultimately, In My Mind falters through narrowness of vision. [Dec 2005, p.120]
  4. There's nothing as instantly likable as "Frontin'," and even with the presence of some bigwig collaborators the disc sounds strangely inspiration-free.
  5. He just doesn't make a convincing rapper, and it's not only a question of charisma: his voice tends towards the monotone, and lacks honey.
  6. If you were expecting some next-level shit from Pharrell Williams on his self-produced solo debut, you're in for a huge disappointment.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 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 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
  2. davea
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    AMAZING album - skateboard P never fails to deliver! keep on hating
  3. Vince
    Aug 7, 2006
    9
    I've been listening to this album daily since I've gotten it, and its only been getting better and better with each listen. The people that be hatin must have been listening with some terrible speakers, this album needs to be heard LOUD and with the bass thumping - most of the tracks have some naaasty bass Expand
  4. 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 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
  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. DavidY
    Aug 6, 2006
    7
    I have a lot of respect for Pharrell- his excellent production work, his great live performances, the empire he's created. And he expands this empire further on this album. Sure, a lot of it is a little overproduced and doesn't have the "band" feel that the N*E*R*D tracks (especially on "In Search Of:"). But this is Pharrell's heart and soul on a plate and I don't mind it at all. 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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