Worldwide Underground

  • Record Label: Motown
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Blender
    60
    There's rambling, digital fiddling and self-indulgent sprawl here, but a sense of purpose, too, even as her lips move on autopilot. [#20, p.114]
  2. Q Magazine
    40
    There's nothing unlistenable... but nothing hugely inspiring, either. [Dec 2003, p.120]
  3. Erykah Badu still hasn't found her way through the haze.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. MichaelD
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    Astonishing
  2. DuncH
    Jan 9, 2004
    9
    This is a fruity confection which has a positive summery groove. A little indulgent perhaps but so few other artists could pull this off - This is a fruity confection which has a positive summery groove. A little indulgent perhaps but so few other artists could pull this off - she has the best voice around. Full Review »
  3. BrooklynBrown
    Dec 16, 2003
    6
    Once you get into a flow, the damn track KEEPS flowing...too much air space, sound like she was just trying to fill up space on the CD, at Once you get into a flow, the damn track KEEPS flowing...too much air space, sound like she was just trying to fill up space on the CD, at first I wanted my money back, but I'm kinda feeling track 3 and 4, i hate Love of my life Worldwide Underground.....Badu needs to come with sumthin much better next time, she's still my girl, just a little high on some incense...peace!!! Full Review »