• Record Label: Def Soul
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2001
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A balanced effort that mainly recalls his smooth soul-man Dru Hill days but doesn't forget the power of rump-shaking party jams.
  2. Sisqo proves he's more than a flash in the pan.
  3. A vast improvement over a debut that felt as artistically flimsy as the subject matter of ''Thong Song.''
  4. While fans expecting "Thong Redux" might be disappointed, there are flashes of (dare one say it?) integrity and substance nestled deep in the banging beats and big-time excesses that make Sisqó, well, Sisqó.
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    He is undoubtedly a star, but Sisqo will have to work harder than this if he wants his audience to continue loving him as much as he so clearly loves himself. [Sep 2001, p.117]
  6. It's a messy album, one that's instrumentally inventive, melodically underdeveloped, vocally overcooked and lyrically just plain lazy.
  7. From production so glossy that you could use it to reapply your lipstick to Sisqo's tortuous way with words, there's little here in the way of sex or sensuality.
  8. [Crosses] PG-13 thug and subpar Luther Vandross.
  9. Unfortunately, Return Of Dragon, the follow-up to his debut Unleash The Dragon, comes in way under that bar, with a collection of half-realized lyrics and disappointing hooks.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    Easily better than Unleash the Dragon. Without You and Dance For Me should have been chart topping songs. It's a shame that it Didn't get theEasily better than Unleash the Dragon. Without You and Dance For Me should have been chart topping songs. It's a shame that it Didn't get the recognition that Unleash The Dragon got. Full Review »
  2. jessicav
    Dec 18, 2003
    10
    Sisqo is sexy as hell and the album is great
  3. BernadetteG.
    Aug 12, 2002
    1
    This crap REALLY sucks! Sisqo really is only a one album wonder!