The Charm - Bubba Sparxxx

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Creatively, he continues to exceed even the loftiest expectations.
  2. The Charm... is surprisingly great as conciliatory moves go.
  3. Sparxxx returns on his third album with increased commercial appeal and the solid lyricism that helped earn him praise early in his career. [26 Mar 2006]
  4. Except for Ghostface, he's probably rhyming as well as anyone around right now.
  5. There's a noticeably muted tone to his delivery and a bit of his defiant "proud to be country" attitude has faded away.
  6. There's a great amount of flash and polish, all wrapped up in a tight package.
  7. 70
    Though he abandons Deliverance's eccentricity, Bubba's lyrics still engage. [Jan 2006, p.138]
  8. Quality genre work from an artist with visionary potential.
  9. One-third amazing, one-third good, and one-third awful. [7 Apr 2006, p.59]
  10. 60
    Candyfloss choruses hamper Bubba's shots at a market-friendly take on his introspective style. [May 2006, p.122]
  11. 60
    Has too many antiseptic beats and not nearly enough Timbaland. [May 2006, p.109]
  12. 60
    Fans of Bubba's previous Southern-inspired offerings will delight in these extra helpings. [Mar 2006, p.122]
  13. If there's a problem, it's Bubba's one-track rhymes. All he ever talks about is himself. [Jun 2006, p.119]
  14. In switching his gaze from sharecroppers to strippers just to shift units, Sparxxx has lost his spark.
  15. Mostly, this is by-the-numbers stuff.
  16. 58
    Rich-guy gripes, Ying Yang booty boasts, and label-politics rundowns don't wear nearly as well as his amicable down-homey side. [Apr 2006, p.91]
  17. Sparxxx appears only able to follow for now. [6 Apr 2006, p.69]
  18. Likely to go down as one of the year’s most disappointing belly-flops.

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