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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 74
  2. Negative: 6 out of 74

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  1. Dr.Mabuse
    Apr 5, 2010
    2
    Some good moments, especially "Window Seat," but mostly it's a cacophonous mess.
  2. uptonk
    Apr 12, 2010
    1
    Very boring. I think she's running on ganja fumes. Where are the songs? These are more like ideas unfulfilled. This is one of those projects where the performer's ego is the only thing running the show. A real snooze.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
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  1. Return of the Ankh is a relief in that Badu does not attempt to trump herself with a set that is even more intense and powerful than its predecessor.
  2. New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh's comfortable style only makes it that much easier to get pleasantly lost in.
  3. The freeform Return of the Ankh is what it would sound like if 4th World War drank three whole jars of holy water. It doesn't sound one bit like her debut (as early reports indicated), but it does bear the mark of its creator having rolled through the full cipher.