• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2005
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jan 6, 2013
    8
    Much better than her first as this album delivered some great hits! It's slick R&B at its best with a nice range of tracks, that might soundMuch better than her first as this album delivered some great hits! It's slick R&B at its best with a nice range of tracks, that might sound similar but as a whole come together nicely. 1 Thing was the obvious smash hit and a highlight on the album. Full Review »
  2. May 23, 2011
    1
    Quite possibly the least exciting or innovative album I have ever bought. I'm sure even High School Musical 2 soundtrack had more charisma. IQuite possibly the least exciting or innovative album I have ever bought. I'm sure even High School Musical 2 soundtrack had more charisma. I don't recall any of the song titles except the title track and the tedious 1 thing. Completely forgettable. Full Review »
  3. ChrisE
    Nov 9, 2006
    8
    For someone that had never heard her first single and first found out about the sultry R&B singer after looking at a TV special about the Top For someone that had never heard her first single and first found out about the sultry R&B singer after looking at a TV special about the Top 100 Hottest Girls, I never expected to feel an album like this. Beyonce is about as far as I'll usually go--but the guilty pleasure that is "1 Thing" (after hearing a clip of it on the TV show) really, to borrow the chorus's lyrics, "got me tripping" about the gorgeous Amerie. Touch, her sophomore effort, certainly sparked the R&B-Hip Hop community after "1 Thing" topped the charts, and deservedly so; its blaring horn and frantic drum beat (on top of the chick's thin, but surprisingly unique singing abilities) make it quite the hot listen! Touch follows quickly into the title track, another great example of catchy Hip Hop-influenced R&B gone great. There are some missteps here, as evident in the bland "Like It Used To Be" and the behind-the-curtains bore that is "Just Like Me." The remix of the No. 1 hit "1 Thing" isn't much atypical from the original song, but the opener begins with the pumping chorus, and that draws you in nonetheless. Touch is one of those discs that is just meant to be played in the club. Amerie did it right here. Full Review »