• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2005
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. DallasC
    Apr 22, 2005
    9
    A great contemporary soul album that is tight in it's production. Faith sounds great as always and except for two rap-infused songs, the irritating first song, Going Out which at least will make you move and the much better Hope from the Coach Carter soundtrack, she is front and center and invokes a lot of First Ladies of Soul of the past while still remaining herself.
  2. OmarB
    May 6, 2005
    8
    This album is great. The first track is not that good but I will listen to it. The rest of the album flows nicely except for Jealous and Lucky Day. They are well written but the beat is not up to par with the rest of the album.
  3. EltonW
    May 30, 2006
    9
    This album was very refreshing considering the current state of R & B. It's nice to see Faith keep soul the heart of music. She took risks with this album and it is very rewarding. Key songs are I Don't Need It, Mesmerized, Again, Until You Came, Stop N Go, and Tru Love.
  4. SamSexy
    May 19, 2005
    10
    Dis iz da best it iz so worf it. I r8 it 5 star It iz wiked at da mo. itz worf byin
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The First Lady is terrifically balanced in its distribution of club tracks, midtempo grooves, and slow jams.
  2. By turns playful, sexy, soulful, funky and passionate, Evans showcases the full range of her talents on her most consistent effort yet.
  3. Blender
    70
    Intermittently great. [May 2005, p.117]