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Overwhelming dislike - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 369 Ratings

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  • Summary: Now that Britney has dumped him, all he has is his music. Ouch.

Top Track

Crazy
Baby, I'm so into you You got that somethin, what can I do Baby, you spin me around The Earth is movin, but I can't feel the ground Every time you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. Billboard
    30
    In general, Federline enunciates well. [11 Nov 2006]
  2. Vibe
    20
    His constipated, region-nonspecific flow overwhelms even the most flamboyant beats. [Jan 2007, p.119]
  3. This disc is just as disposable and dumb as you'd expect.
  4. His flow is generic and instantly forgettable and his lyrics are trite, inconsequential and full of self-importance.
  5. The worst thing about Playing with Fire is that it's too stale and inept to inspire laughter: it can only elicit weary groans.
  6. Federline's rhyme flow is the opposite of tight.
  7. Other rappers might hesitate to brag about marrying into bling, but Federline isn't self-conscious about it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 208
  1. MichaelS
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    Hey Y'all dissing this album should be shot........this guy can make beats that not even Jay Z can dream of. The most inspiring CD of Hey Y'all dissing this album should be shot........this guy can make beats that not even Jay Z can dream of. The most inspiring CD of the decade. But still i know this guy named Sutho who is PHAT! Expand
  2. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    This man is a visionary. He puts the heat in my summer. Playing with Fire Playing with Fire Playing with Fire Playing with Fire Playing withThis man is a visionary. He puts the heat in my summer. 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  3. RichardB
    Nov 13, 2006
    7
    You all need to get a life. This album is definitely not amazing, or even close to perfect, but 2/3 of the tracks are You all need to get a life. This album is definitely not amazing, or even close to perfect, but 2/3 of the tracks are tight-bordering-on-excellent. K-Fed knows his way with a rhyme, and you all should see the man live before you go off hating...without listening to the album. Saw him onstage at Webster, and the crowd was sparse but thrilled to see this young artist coming into his own. When Eminew throws his baggage out there, everyone acts like he's the second coming. On this album, K-Fed does the same thing, laying bare his psychological pathos, and anyone who actually listens closely will realize that Playing With Fire is food for not only the body, but also the mind. Again -- NOT PERFECT, NOT CLOSE TO PERFECT. But a good album, much better than TImberland's new one, Kanye's second joint, or the latest Meth. Expand
  4. NathanS
    Nov 11, 2006
    0
    Fed-ex (as he is now appropriately being called), is a waste of everyone's time. Please people, make him flop, stop talking about him, Fed-ex (as he is now appropriately being called), is a waste of everyone's time. Please people, make him flop, stop talking about him, and perhaps, just maybe, he'll go away. This isn't even intriguingly bad; it's not even laughable. I think the worst part of an album like this is how he casually utters blasphemy in the lines of "Like Jesus in every way/I'm crucified every day" in a way that he seems so oblivious to the importance of Jesus as anything more than simply being crucified at some point. Horrible, I wish I could put it into the negative. Expand
  5. JohnC
    Dec 13, 2006
    0
    Putting all of the news headlines aside, and really listening to this material, all I can say is, you have to be kidding me. An absolute Putting all of the news headlines aside, and really listening to this material, all I can say is, you have to be kidding me. An absolute joke. It's a crime if this guy makes one stinking dollar off this crap. What an insult. Thank God I listened to someone elses copy and did not waste any of my money, but it did waste my time. And to really fuel my dislike, is the fact that he is a leech, only able to live off of others. He is self centered and disrespectful and deserves nothing until he grows up. Give it up dude. Go back to dancing or whatever it is you do. Expand
  6. AllanS.
    May 5, 2008
    0
    Wow this piece of crap is so bad it makes elevator music sound composed by Beethoven. I think i now know what the devil makes while wanking Wow this piece of crap is so bad it makes elevator music sound composed by Beethoven. I think i now know what the devil makes while wanking and it's this. Expand
  7. michaelk
    Feb 11, 2007
    0
    ya k- fed is a complete joke. and i really think that anyone who gave this more then a 2 is jus jokin around and bein an idiot

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