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. Q Magazine
    60
    The bulk of the R&B tracks are gloopy. [Mar 2006, p.106]
  2. Uncut
    60
    Ultimately, In My Mind falters through narrowness of vision. [Dec 2005, p.120]
  3. A large chunk of the material is second rate compared to his past highlights.
  4. Blender
    60
    Even the best of these tracks lack the grimy menace of the most thrilling Neptunes beats. [Sep 2006, p.147]
  5. If In My Mind seems divided against itself, rest assured that all of the songs have something in common: They're not remotely catchy.
  6. 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.
  7. There's nothing as instantly likable as "Frontin'," and even with the presence of some bigwig collaborators the disc sounds strangely inspiration-free.
  8. In My Mind has several potential hit singles, but taken as a whole it falls dramatically short.
  9. A few highlights aside, it’s hard to understand why at least a half-dozen of these over-glossed R&B-lite numbers ever made it out of their maker’s mind.
  10. Next to guests Jay-Z, Snoop and Slim Thug, Pharrell's playa-playa croon gets tiresome.
  11. Stylish and confident to a fault, Pharrell's success as a solo artist is, unfortunately, pretty much where the album title says it is.
  12. It’s an ambitious mess, but it’s a mess.
  13. If you were expecting some next-level shit from Pharrell Williams on his self-produced solo debut, you're in for a huge disappointment.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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