Seeing Sounds - N.E.R.D. [The Neptunes]
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  • Summary: This is the third album for the trio of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. In their hyperkinetic hands, even integrating an acoustic standup bass with electronic beats seems perfectly natural. [20 June 2008, p.66]
  2. Production superstars The Neptunes get back to penning their own tunes – with highly impressive results.
  3. Thematically starved, Seeing Sounds is nonetheless a sonic feast.
  4. They undoubtedly still see sounds others only dream of, but sometimes that vision is a little clouded.
  5. 60
    Williams' rapping is thankfully peripheral and the music is a fantastic, distracting mess. [Aug 2008, p.90]
  6. The Neptunes don't necessarily need guest MCs to make a great album of their own, but if they want their rhymes to keep up with the strength of their tunes, they need to dig a little deeper than this.
  7. Keep trying N.E.R.D., you’re not even close to blowing us away here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    8
    I like most things produced by The Neptunes, and this is no exception. I can listen to each song on it's own and enjoy it. This is one of the albums that will get a larger group of people interested in N.E.R.D., but doesn't necessarily disappoint with the sound they put out. Expand

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