Tasty - Kelis
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  • Summary: Kelis' third LP (second in the States) features production from the Neptunes, Dallas Austin and Andre 3000.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Much of the beauty of Tasty is in witnessing Kelis rise to the challenge of working with multiple imaginative maestros. [12 Dec 2003, p.76]
  2. Despite all the new assistance, Tasty is formatted much like Kaleidoscope and Wanderland, constantly swinging back and forth between bouncy pop and laid-back (not throwback) soul.
  3. Far and away her most radio-friendly album to date.
  4. 80
    This is Kelis' big moment, and she more than rises to the occasion. [Feb 2004, p.82]
  5. Her best work--lighter and more cohesive than [Wanderland], more focused and mature than [Kaleidoscope]. [22 Jan 2004, p.68]
  6. Whereas Wanderland at least felt like Kelis was moving in a new direction... Tasty seems retrogressive, a step back into a more conventional landscape of guest raps and heavy basslines. [Mar 2003, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
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  1. Sep 17, 2010
    10
    A Very Good Album. "Milkshake" was the hype, but what people didn't hear was the rest of this great album. Kelis's voice is enough to grab your atention, but combine that with hot beats and synths and you get a masterpiece. Key Tracks: "Milkshake" "In Public" "Marathon" Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2010
    9
    I ended up picking up this album very late, like about a month ago, but i'm so happy that i finally got it. I didn't know that Kelis had such a smooth quality to her work. There are so many tracks on here that i ended up loving instantly. This is a definite must to have i think. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    Amazing album. I know Kelis is kind of a one hit wonder, with her song "Milkshake", but this album really started her career. One of my favorite songs just so happens to be on the album, and it's called "Trick Me". Expand

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