This Is Not A Test! - Missy Elliott
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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.
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  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
    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 will even beat this album. Expand

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