- Summary: This is the debut album for in-demand hip-hop production duo The Neptunes, recording with Shay under the name N.E.R.D. (for "No One Ever Really Dies"). Note that there are two different versions of this album in circulation. The original version, featuring mainly electronic instrumentation, was intended for release in August 2001 but was shelved by the band (only to be released in the UK over the band's objection). This new version, released March 2002, was completely rerecorded, and features live instrumentation by Minneapolis funk band Spymob.… Expand
- Record Label: Virgin
- Genre(s): Rap
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While Rap-Metal 101 drums bang away in the background, the basslines are replaced by chugging guitar riffs reminiscent of your high school hardcore band. What remains, though, is the exceptional quality of Pharrell's voice, which, unlike the bass sound, doesn't lose its intensity due to repeated radio exposure.
DougW.Mar 11, 2002Simply the best, new, freshest, listenable, enjoyable, MODERN music I have heard. Instant appeal and lasting satisfaction. I love its depth, its new direction, its soulful thought.… Expand
EdgarPOEMar 7, 2002THE BEST ALBULM OF 2001 and 2002 definety something diffrent something fresh and something new...The future just pulled up to your local CD store and NERD is here to stay....… Expand
marshallmJun 6, 2005what a cd! loved it ! one of my favorites! the 2 best were " baby doll" and "brain"...very original!
SteveMar 17, 2002The Neptunes have definatly reached new heights with the instrument propelled, second version of N.E.R.D. If anyone knows of how to obtain the first version without means of the internet, please let me know.… Expand
JUSTINFAug 21, 2003This album is killer. Nerd not only mixes several great kinds of music, but Pharrel wows me with his great vocal range... kickas$.
NicolaCAug 25, 2003I thought it was brilliant
NickH.Oct 5, 2002I just don't get it. I don't see anything fresh or innovative about it. They should stick to producing other people.
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