This Is Not A Test!

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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. Missy and Timbaland give us what we've come to expect--the sexiest, most ear-popping, jaw-dropping fusion of old-school rap tribute, sparse R&B, mutant bhangra, and beat innovation on Planet Pop. [Feb 2004, p.100]
  3. This Is Not A Test isn't perfect.... But it's plenty close enough.
  4. 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.
  5. This is what she does, really: talk clever, talk dirty, talk funny and, with Timbaland's dedicated assistance, annually expand the possibilities of what pop music can sound like.
  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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