Under Construction - Missy Elliott
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Missy Elliott reunites once again with super-producer Timbaland on this, her fourth studio album. The lead single is "Work It," a huge success even before the album's release. Guests on the disc include Jay-Z, Ludacris, Beyonce Knowles, TLC and Method Man.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Tempering futurism with retro-rap here, [Timbaland and Missy] feed the old through the new and refresh both. [#12, p.142]
  2. One of the best rap LPs of the year.
  3. With each album, Elliott has grown more confident and individualistic, not to mention more bizarre.
  4. In the long shadow of death, Elliott and Timbaland's funky, feisty, infectious music joyously celebrates life.
  5. Under Construction, uninhibited and unpredictable, is her best yet.
  6. Unlike most of her peers, she knows that fun is really the fifth element of hip-hop, and she keeps finding thrilling new ways to make this music danceable and fun.
  7. Unfortunately, a talented producer doesn't a great album make, as is the case with the shabby Under Construction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JoshuaK
    Feb 28, 2003
    10
    This CD is not only hott, but sends a good message! Missy has a great heart and spreads her love as much as possible!
  2. MjA
    Dec 19, 2002
    10
    i think it's good and i also think "christian s" needs a slap in his/her head
  3. WowLikeWhoa
    Dec 23, 2002
    10
    Amazing, Simply Amazing,
  4. RickR
    Nov 23, 2002
    9
    Damn....this album is fat, and when i say fat, I say it with a capital F. Girl I think you need to go under construction, so we could lipo some of yo fat raps out of yo ass. Word!!! Expand
  5. JaneS
    Jan 9, 2003
    9
    This album is so good. If I could I would buy 10 more of them. Missy you did it again!
  6. MoustafaA
    Dec 24, 2002
    9
    Crazy Cd for many reasons: creative, sick sick beats, awesome guests as always with Luda, Jay Z, Method Man, TLC...all around hype-ness.
  7. Aug 9, 2013
    5
    Everybody loves Missy, but this is her worst work. "Work It" is the summer anthem of the album, and that's the high point. But Missy is very talented.

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