Unpredictable - Jamie Foxx
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: The actor's second solo album (and first in over a decade) finds him joined by Mary J. Blige, Common, Timbaland, Snoop Dogg, Twista, The Game, and more.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Whether he makes it all work via his musical skills or chameleonic acting ability, we don't know, but it does work.
  2. 70
    Contrary to the disc's title, however, Foxx grinds out by-the-numbers do-me anthems. [Mar 2006, p.188]
  3. When the album works, it's because of Foxx's easy charm and A-list confidence.
  4. 50
    The production feels lethargic and unmelodic... and Foxx's lyrics are all corny come-ons and cheesy sentimentalisms. [Mar 2006, p.113]
  5. We know that Foxx can actually sing, but this ballad-heavy disc of cliched wordplay and commonplace melodies proves his music career should've ended on screen. [13 Jan 2006, p.78]
  6. The voice that set such a spark to West's Gold Digger should be capable of more than this exaggerated comedy sex routine. [May 2006, p.126]
  7. Unpredictable resembles another legendary thespian's venture into pop, William Shatner's 1968 opus The Transformed Man, in that you start to wonder whether Foxx is actually serious or not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. BabsT
    Jan 27, 2006
    10
    Spanking kick ass of an album, refreshing return to the music straight from the soul.
  2. aniaw
    Jan 29, 2006
    10
    the best of all
  3. Mel
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    This man is just so SMOOTH and FINE... His voice is to make any women melt at the knees ... Great Album ....
  4. Thetruthis...p
    Jan 26, 2006
    8
    Jamie Foxx has done a great job of putting his job together. Most r&b artists today have tried to blend thier music with rap/hip hop and failed. Foxx has the right balance of both. He is slowly bringing r/b to the top of everyone's list. His album remind me of the 90's 112, jagged edge, r.kelly, ginuwine's melody that was as popular as ever. I love this album because it is trulely made for the ladies ( or for a guy tryin to get with the ladies!) My favorite songs are "DJ play a love song" , "Can I take you home" and "Do what it do". You might not like it the first time around but the 2nd or 3rd time you'll love it. Dont buy it unless you truely love sex orientated r/b. Expand
  5. BorisF
    Sep 24, 2006
    3
    a great voice waisted on boring and sappy love songs, energy lacking up-beats, and upstaging guest appearences. there is one exception to this, the very sexy 2nd single "dj play a love song" is worth a download, but dont waste your time on the rest of the album Expand
  6. Gnarles
    Jan 23, 2006
    3
    It's a shame that Foxx probably doesn't even realize the awesome irony of his album's title.
  7. Ihatefoxx
    Jan 23, 2006
    1
    The last thing we need is another R&B artist that has a Driven documentary saying how hard he worked to go for the gold. Just following in the footsteps of Kayne. Expand

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