Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Ndegeocello's dreamy vocal styles buttress this boudoir-freindly work. [28 Sep 2007, p.106]
  2. It's untamed, topsy-turvy, elliptical - and one of the most exciting albums I've heard all year.
  3. 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.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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 absoluteThe 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. Full Review »
  2. JasonP.
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    Album of the year.
  3. 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 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. Full Review »