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  • Summary: This surprise 5-song EP (actualy four songs, with one repeated in two versions) is the rap legend's first batch of new music since 2005, and it finds her working once again with producer Timbaland.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 24, 2019
    93
    Excellent but tantalizingly brief. ... Although the four new songs on “Iconology” feel more like a hearty appetizer than a full meal, they also find Elliott covering more stylistic ground in 12 minutes than most artists can in exponentially longer time.
  2. 90
    Elliott’s latest body of work, the fittingly titled ICONOLOGY, is a taut collection of slinky, self-assured hip-hop that fuses throwback sensibilities with the rapper’s trademark futurism.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    “Iconology” is a brief reminder of the performer’s genius. Across the five tracks here — four new cuts plus an alternate, a cappella take on one, “Why I Still Love You” — Elliott offers a crash course on what has made her a vital voice in hip-hop and R&B and an in-demand collaborator in the years since she delivered her last project, 2005’s “The Cookbook.”
  4. 75
    That Iconology wound up being a five-song EP, with two of those tracks having the same bones, was a bit of a letdown. But the material is still strong, with Elliott showing how she can flip and reverse even the most tired pop tropes.
  5. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    Iconology is only 15 minutes of music, so it leaves you hungry for more.
  6. Sep 11, 2019
    60
    ICONOLOGY is a good placeholder while fans wait for the next chapter of Elliott's brilliance, but overall seems truncated and undercooked.
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    46
    It settles for the safe and familiar. Throw it back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Aug 26, 2019
    10
    Bringing it back again with her style of hip-hop! I love this new video and the best makes me move. She doesn't need to do anything else butBringing it back again with her style of hip-hop! I love this new video and the best makes me move. She doesn't need to do anything else but be herself. Brilliance follows her every move we are so lucky to have such an amazing artist of this generation! Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    That is so perfect! Missy is a legend and she proves for us, one more time, your power
  3. Aug 25, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. She pulls yet another hit album out of her many hats! Again! Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2019
    7
    A missy elliot sabe fazer musica de qualidade , esse album é muito bom , mas não é que nem seus outros albuns , mas mesmo assim é um otimo album
  5. Aug 28, 2019
    7
    Missy's new EP is a decent return to claim her crown as the first lady of hip-hop. The problem is that after not releasing an album in almostMissy's new EP is a decent return to claim her crown as the first lady of hip-hop. The problem is that after not releasing an album in almost 15 years, its more like an appetizer rather than a main course. The tracks are good, but there are no real bangers. Overall I think she's on the right track, I just want a bit more Missy, cos I miss-E. Expand
  6. Aug 25, 2019
    1
    Elliot is undeniably an icon, an innovator and one of the most talented artists of her generation. But after a classic string of albums in theElliot is undeniably an icon, an innovator and one of the most talented artists of her generation. But after a classic string of albums in the late 90’s and early aughts, she took a long break in her career. Her return is... underwhelming. A boring opener, with cheap sounding beats, and a sleepy sounding Elliot set the tone for the rest of this EP. Boring, uninventive and often just plain terrible, the only highlight is a slow burner featuring Sum1, where, unfortunately Elliot seems to fade into the background. Add in some awful production from Timbaland, and intensely irritating autotune/melodyne and you have one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    0
    Demasiado básico, de Missy se espera algo innovador, pero nos da este bodrio lleno de relleno. Pésimo. Por esto y muchas cosas más. Kim,Demasiado básico, de Missy se espera algo innovador, pero nos da este bodrio lleno de relleno. Pésimo. Por esto y muchas cosas más. Kim, Minaj, Latifah, Foxy >>>>>> esta aburrida Expand

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