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  • Summary: The R&B singer's second album is laced with spoken-word interludes. 50 Cent, Lil Jon, and Chamillionaire lend a hand.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The dance songs are rugged and terrific, but eventually the tempos slow and the album drags.
  2. 80
    Another terrific collection, tacking a stylish course between Jam and Lewis, Zapp and raving crunk. [May 2007, p.88]
  3. 70
    Despite a new set of producers... this vivacious, club-friendly sophomore set merely tinkers with her old recipe. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.83]
  4. It sounds like the producers are all competing to drum up the best variation on Ciara's patented Crunk N' B theme.
  5. Ciara's still prone to diva blandness and silly little pop songs.
  6. I would say she should leave the bumper-sticker philosophizing to Oprah and Tyra and stick to singing, but she doesn't excel at that either.
  7. 40
    It's a mixed bag. [Jan 2007, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. TiffanieG
    Dec 20, 2006
    10
    This album is bangin', I mean that literally and figuratively...She has def. grown as an artist and a woman...I love every song on here, every emotion is you could experience is touched on in this album. A MUST HAVE!!! Expand
  2. oscare
    Feb 18, 2007
    10
    i felll that ciara is just a original individual her songs are encouraging and inspirational to me. i love the songs i found my self because ciara talks about living her dream and what she wants as a 21- year old woman and she ads by saying "its all about confidence so let them know you can stand up" im going out for my dream just because of ciara Expand
  3. HalordV.
    Jul 18, 2008
    10
    Masterpiece!
  4. PrettyGirl
    Dec 29, 2006
    8
    The 1st song is good. Too many throw back beats not enough originality. She came through on Promise, Get up, Like a Boy (the beginning is too much) and that's right opening is so corny. Its a cool CD but its a tad bit too much personal talking, long dragged out beginning to songs. But all in all Its nice to ride too. Expand
  5. RickR
    Dec 13, 2006
    6
    Very dissapointing, although it's still quite good. Retread of old ground sums it up. I can't stand the ballads. Nothing as good as Goodies here too, maybe Promise might be with a few more listens. Wish she had innovated more. Expand
  6. WarrenM
    Dec 19, 2006
    0
    HORRIBLE, HORRIBE album. This girl can't sing. Not to mention that songs have no melody or beat to them whatsoever. Plain and simple!! Anybody who likes this album must be deaf. Expand
  7. JessN
    Feb 3, 2007
    0
    This cd was absolutely horrible and this is coming from someone who loves ciara! i was shocked because her first cd was off the chain, but she fell completely off with this new album. The interludes were annoying, the dance songs were ridiculous and i hate i bought the cd. She tried so hard to so hard to "step outside of the box" that she made a complete fool of herself. Please do better next time Ciara!!!! Expand

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