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  • Summary: The seventh album for the German-born singer features Pat Metheny, Jason Lindner, and Robert Glasper.
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  1. Ndegeocello's dreamy vocal styles buttress this boudoir-freindly work. [28 Sep 2007, p.106]
  2. It is Meshell Ndegeocello’s most complete and fully integrated record and a defining work that in evading category seems to generate its own rules of engagement and enjoyment.
  3. It's untamed, topsy-turvy, elliptical - and one of the most exciting albums I've heard all year.
  4. 80
    Even while wearing her sexuality like an honor roll sticker, Ndegeocello is dazzlingly delicate. [Nov 2007, p.98]
  5. It’s this friction between the worldly and the cosmic, the erotic and the angry, that gives these songs their unique spark.
  6. Even in its duller moments--the flaccid ballad 'Shirk,' the truncated sax solo that closes 'Virgo,' rainbow messages from God ('Elliptical')--this record fails to depart from the serious verve that has kept this artist relevant and refreshing for years.
  7. Though her deep voice is mixed down a little, most of Meshell Ndegeocello's seventh album--five of its tracks reprised from last year's "Article 3 EP" recalls 2002's "Cookie."

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  1. MarkC
    Dec 12, 2007
    10
    This album takes 5 plays to decode. It takes another 5 plays to fully appreciate. Many people will struggle to devote this kind of time to listening these days. It is a work of near-genius that is beyond the comprehension of the mindless masses. Keywords: Endtime/Space/Love/Suicide/Rock/African chants/Despair. Expand
  2. JasonP.
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    Album of the year.
  3. Jan 4, 2013
    8
    The World... is cryptic, eclectic, and far out. However, it wouldn't be the Me'Shell we know and love it it was any different. An absolute must buy, like all of her records are. Expand
  4. MarcosC.
    Oct 23, 2007
    7
    Very good album.A more rocking conglomerate than previous ones, with beautiful sound-scapes and small bits of real jazz.