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  • Summary: Officially an EP, this 10-track effort is actually a full 50 minutes long and contains all new material. Guests include Lenny Kravitz, Zap Mama, Queen Latifah, Angie Stone and Bahamadia.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 90
    An astonishing album... a nu soul master that should ride high on any 21st century 'best of' lists. [Dec 2003, p.109]
  2. Most of this succeeds. [19 Sep 2003, p.86]
  3. This time around, she and her collaborators have also figured out how to blow away the incense without losing her mystique.
  4. 70
    Some songs are just completely uninspired.... There are definitive highlights on Underground, however, that make this collection essential. [Nov 2003, p.147]
  5. As easy as the disc is to slide into, it's far and away the least commercial R&B release of the year.
  6. Badu keeps the proceedings here buoyant and relaxed with that supple-lipped scat of hers, stretching out scant syllables at her lounging, loopy leisure.
  7. Erykah Badu still hasn't found her way through the haze.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9