Unpredictable

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Unpredictable actually gets rather predictable over the course of 15 songs, too many of which begin to meld into one another.
  2. When the album works, it's because of Foxx's easy charm and A-list confidence.
  3. Foxx's music and range of vocal techniques are not unique, but perhaps this added touch of genuine, heartfelt realism is what will see the actor make a successful jump into the music industry.
  4. Foxx shows some real talent on this album, and he doesn't embarrass himself - except for when he embarrasses himself.
  5. Blender
    50
    The production feels lethargic and unmelodic... and Foxx's lyrics are all corny come-ons and cheesy sentimentalisms. [Mar 2006, p.113]
  6. It's not that Foxx can't sing.... It's not even really the lack of stunning songs. It's the fact that his super slick, super smooth R&B hasn't been either cool or fashionable for more than a decade.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    42
    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]
  8. Uncut
    40
    Foxx... is trying too hard. [May 2006, p.114]
  9. Q Magazine
    40
    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]
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. 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 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 Full Review »
  2. richardj
    Jun 22, 2006
    5
    I didn't think much of this album atall, the guy has a good voice but it just sounds like every other cliche R & B album(which i'm I didn't think much of this album atall, the guy has a good voice but it just sounds like every other cliche R & B album(which i'm sorry is getting beyond belief people still buy sh*T like this!), Jamie claimed he was coming up with something different, well I don't see it or hear it! (All F*cking hype like Kayne "lets rip old tunes and spit lazy lyrics over it" West) Stick to the acting and stop f*Cking pretending to be Ray Charles, the film's good but stop singing his hooks and then stupid assed people saying "JAmie Foxx sounds like Ray Charles", People hear me now! He doesn;t sound like Ray Charles and he will never be the legend Ray Charles is, get up off your ass and buy the greatest Ray Charles album and listen! And don't buy this heap of sh*T album Full Review »
  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 ....