• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2006
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  1. SamD
    Mar 20, 2006
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    yeah, this was horrid. i've seriouly never heard a more mediocre album in my life. there is nothing unique about it, and the songs, since it's rap, drive me out of my mind. what happened to rap, it used to stand for something, now, it's just fluff, bad fluff.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. While tracks like "So Sick" and "Stay" hit a few sweet neosoul spots, this perfectly pleasant disc is lacking that roundhouse kick that floors you.
  2. Though, at times, the lyrics are a bit too sentimental ("Time") and production is spotty, "In My Own Words" should have listeners clinging to Ne-Yo's every word. [4 Mar 2006]
  3. Confident if slightly underwhelming. [3 Mar 2006, p.100]