Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The tracks are tuneful and bounce in all the right fluffy ways. But the songs--most are three minutes--are unmemorable, and Leslie, who comfortably shifts from lower register to a sweet falsetto, isn't a commanding vocalist.
  2. Inevitably, Ryan Leslie is a producer's record; its cutest moments--neo-New Jack bounces, lonely electro loops, nursery-rhyme Auto-Tunes--studio gold.
  3. Blender
    50
    These dozen R&B songs boast all the verve and sex appeal of a busines plan. [Apr 2009, p.61]
  4. He shows few idiosyncrasies of his own until the final song, 'Gibberish,' with Auto-Tune effects that render some lyrics unintelligible, as if he thinks they’re irrelevant.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 8, 2012
    10
    A Masterpiece of production, Great RandB from an underrated genius, this guy plays his own instruments, writes, sing and rap. Ryan LeslieA Masterpiece of production, Great RandB from an underrated genius, this guy plays his own instruments, writes, sing and rap. Ryan Leslie follow up "transition" is also a great album. Please buy both if your interested in smooth, contemporary randb Full Review »