This Is Not A Test! - Missy Elliott
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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Missy Elliott reunites with producer Timbaland for her fifth album, which features vocal contributions from Nelly, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous and R. Kelly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    If last year's Under Construction was a little weird, then This Is Not a Test! is barking mad--in the greatest way.
  2. Why anybody would choose to spend their life without a copy of This Is Not a Test! is a mystery.
  3. This Is Not A Test isn't perfect.... But it's plenty close enough.
  4. Equal parts 'round-the-way girl, futuristic dance diva, sonically progressive critical darling, and super-freak, Elliott has earned the right to tread a little water artistically, especially when the results are this fun.
  5. More than anything else, This is Not a Test! is a fun listen: Missy obviously enjoys poking fun at herself, and doesn't shy away from promoting a sexually empowered female persona.
  6. It's true that Timbaland's signature style... doesn't seem quite as amazing as it did five years ago. Still, it gets the job done. [28 Nov 2003, p.124]
  7. 40
    If she began coasting on 2002's Under Construction, here pop's most innovative black female is on repeat mode. [Feb 2004, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 5, 2013
    10
    This is one of the best Missy Elliot albums. "This Is Not A Test!" has rapping and singing. Nobody will ever beat Missy Elliot, nobody willThis is one of the best Missy Elliot albums. "This Is Not A Test!" has rapping and singing. Nobody will ever beat Missy Elliot, nobody will even beat this album. Expand
  2. ronw
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    one time a truck ate my dad
  3. BryantW
    Dec 4, 2003
    10
    The Best Cd Ever.
  4. AndreaB
    Feb 24, 2004
    10
    i love it
  5. ReyS
    Apr 17, 2006
    9
    This is remarkable. I loved it. Not perfect, like Miss E... So Addictive, but with more filler, which is a good thing. Kinda of in repeat This is remarkable. I loved it. Not perfect, like Miss E... So Addictive, but with more filler, which is a good thing. Kinda of in repeat mode from Missy's World, though. Expand
  6. j.
    Dec 19, 2003
    8
    'pass the dutch' carries this. had it not been included, i would've given this a 3. had this been a test, missy would've failed.
  7. christiang
    Dec 21, 2003
    7
    While not as good as "Under Construction" and "Miss E... so addictive" is still an interesting and clever effort form the hip hop queen

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