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. 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: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. du
    Dec 10, 2003
    10
    Well, it's the Hip-Hop record of the year, which is really saying something. Track for Track, it beats Dre's record and downright Well, it's the Hip-Hop record of the year, which is really saying something. Track for Track, it beats Dre's record and downright shames Big Boi's disc. This is the first Elliott record that I haven't felt compelled to skip through one of the tracks, and each song just seems to get better and better upon repeated listens. Collapse
  2. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    Missy again has crafted another masterpiece of music. words cant explain how much i love this album. she not only has herself a great producerMissy again has crafted another masterpiece of music. words cant explain how much i love this album. she not only has herself a great producer that crafts beats to go with Missy's style but always aligns herself with some awesome artists. Expand
  3. AndreaB
    Feb 24, 2004
    10
    i love it
  4. Oct 17, 2015
    10
    the best workthe best work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2015
    10
    melhor álbum de hip hop é assim mesmomelhor álbum de hip hop é assim mesmo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. 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
  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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