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.

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Pass That Dutch
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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. Q Magazine
    90
    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. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    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. Uncut
    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: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. ronw
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    one time a truck ate my dad
  2. BryantW
    Dec 4, 2003
    10
    The Best Cd Ever.
  3. Jan 28, 2017
    10
    Criminally underrated! She deserves so much more credit for this album than she received. It has great upbeat songs that she's known for butCriminally underrated! She deserves so much more credit for this album than she received. It has great upbeat songs that she's known for but was unfairly overlooked. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Oct 17, 2015
    10
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  6. Oct 17, 2015
    10
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  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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