Intoxication

  • Record Label: VP
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2007
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. With Intoxication, Shaggy has once again found that perfect balance of slick and streetwise, and added career-defining single number three as the cherry on top.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    His best tune is an amigo-free one--the spare, glitchy title track. Gotta give the old dog credit for new tricks. [30 Nov 2007, p.133]
  3. His intentions sound pure, but Shaggy's musical moonshine will leave all but the biggest fans with a heavy hangover.
  4. Shaggy uses Intoxication to once again show that while he and his crew can crank out solid pop, they can match it with cuts that genuinely rock the dancehall.
  5. From 'Intoxication' (a tale of sexual regret) to 'Church Heathen' (about hypocrisy in the church), the lyrics are more stimulating than your typical dancehall fare, and the beats are elegant and catchy.
  6. The slick Shaggy sex formula is intact, plus he steps off the well-worn with booming first single 'Church Heathen,' already scorching JA parties with its keen indictment of religious hypocrisy, and 'All About Love,' featuring his raw, ragged, utterly compelling singing voice. 'Body a Shake' comes harder than before.
  7. High points are overshadowed by the abundance of filler on Intoxication.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JoeyG.
    Apr 2, 2008
    10
    Excellent mix and tunes are very catchy.
  2. Mikey
    Jan 11, 2008
    4
    Good Reggae Album.
  3. PACMusic
    Dec 24, 2007
    8
    The next album from the tongueless wonder. Shaggy, born