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2.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 320 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 320

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  1. rudiger
    Dec 4, 2006
    6
    yes i know the lyrics are very poor but i think that it adds novelty in fact kfed is so disillusioned the record goes beyond novelty to a work of art it is an interesting listen and i think it deserves praise for that oh and dance with a pimp really is a work of genious
  2. PistonsSteelers
    Jan 9, 2009
    5
    I Just Like The Beats On This Album But I Didnt Really Like The Lyrics..
  3. MargaretP
    Jan 7, 2007
    6
    I don't think it's all that bad. K-Fed screwed himself by going out completely on his own. I think he could have had better success colaborating with someone more experienced in R-B (Bigger name) and X-ing the self importance act. Undoubtably he can RAP ...his personality and reputation is just not strong enough to propell him into a successful career.
  4. DannyY
    Mar 20, 2007
    4
    only two songs meet my listening standards but all songs have boring lyrics
  5. LilianP
    Dec 21, 2006
    6
    he is not that bad as u think!!!
  6. ShaneH
    Jul 31, 2007
    4
    Lose Control has a halfway decent beat and is actually listenable if you remain objective. However the video is ridiculous and he is obviously trying to hard to be cool. I would be very dissapointed in his producers and PR people if I were him. I give him a "4" for the effort; yes, I am generous.
Metascore
15

Overwhelming dislike - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. The worst thing about Playing with Fire is that it's too stale and inept to inspire laughter: it can only elicit weary groans.
  2. In general, Federline enunciates well. [11 Nov 2006]
  3. Other rappers might hesitate to brag about marrying into bling, but Federline isn't self-conscious about it.