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Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 75
  2. Negative: 6 out of 75

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  1. Nov 15, 2011
    This part two can get to be even better than the first one. But, either way, just one song stands out off the bunch: 'Window Seat'. Might be this, the record for life from Erykah. Even though, she could have not put some dongd in this CD, because it sounded a little bit too long for me.
  2. Urghee
    Apr 13, 2010
    This is dope! And it gets better and better after each listening.
  3. uptonk
    Apr 12, 2010
    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.
  4. Dr.A
    Apr 9, 2010
    Finely crafted work of soulful art. One of the better CD's in this genre I've heard in a long while.
  5. HankP
    Apr 8, 2010
    Initially underwhelming, but grows on you like crazy.
  6. ChristopherS
    Apr 8, 2010
    More compassionate than the last album, she experiments too much w/ her 'veteran' rather than her talent.
  7. Dr.Mabuse
    Apr 5, 2010
    Some good moments, especially "Window Seat," but mostly it's a cacophonous mess.

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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.