In My Mind

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. The idea that a producer of his caliber can’t put together something resembling a likeable LP-- particularly in light of his endlessly amusing Gangsta Grillz mixtape, In My Mind: The Prequel-- is insane. Here, he’s shot himself in the foot. Where the mixtape exploded with enthusiasm and wit, In My Mind the album is corroded and ineffectual. Worse, it’s predictable.
  2. While he is certainly an innovative producer, that originality fails to translate on "In My Mind."
  3. He seems to be a better thinker than a writer and a better writer than a rapper. [24 Jul 2006]
  4. Beyond the artificiality of this album's every attempt to be loved, what's most surprising is Pharrell's failure to program so much as a decent beat.
  5. Pharrell's all-too-shallow schtick becomes monumentally tired over the course of an entire album.
  6. 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.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. davea
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    AMAZING album - skateboard P never fails to deliver! keep on hating