Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Her most far-out R&B work to date.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Much of the beauty of Tasty is in witnessing Kelis rise to the challenge of working with multiple imaginative maestros. [12 Dec 2003, p.76]
  3. Despite all the new assistance, Tasty is formatted much like Kaleidoscope and Wanderland, constantly swinging back and forth between bouncy pop and laid-back (not throwback) soul.
  4. Spin
    83
    She doubles the weird factor. [Feb 2004, p.104]
  5. After the patchy pleasures of 'Wanderland', 'Tasty' is a huge Roman orgy of an album.
  6. While Tasty features predictable envy-inspiring flaunts of sex and cash, the album is good-hearted, too.
  7. Blender
    80
    It's a declaration of independence, and she pulls it off stunningly. [Jan 2004, p.105]
  8. Urb
    80
    This is Kelis' big moment, and she more than rises to the occasion. [Feb 2004, p.82]
  9. It's not as far out wild as 'Kaleidoscope' but it is a consistently inventive and brilliant record.
  10. Far and away her most radio-friendly album to date.
  11. Mojo
    80
    Her voice is as irresistible as her songs. [Feb 2004, p.103]
  12. She may not be R&B's biggest star, but Kelis remains its most compelling character.
  13. 70
    ‘Tasty’, though haunted by more than a few sops to the slick-soul zeitgeist, is an impressive return.
  14. Rolling Stone
    70
    Her best work--lighter and more cohesive than [Wanderland], more focused and mature than [Kaleidoscope]. [22 Jan 2004, p.68]
  15. With Tasty, Kelis has left the roller-rink, returned from outer space, and she's back on her own two feet on terra firma-- unfortunately.
  16. Uncut
    60
    It's less a Kelis venture than it is a showcase for the various producers Virgin could afford. [Feb 2004, p.72]
  17. Q Magazine
    60
    Whereas Wanderland at least felt like Kelis was moving in a new direction... Tasty seems retrogressive, a step back into a more conventional landscape of guest raps and heavy basslines. [Mar 2003, p.106]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Sep 17, 2010
    10
    A Very Good Album. "Milkshake" was the hype, but what people didn't hear was the rest of this great album. Kelis's voice is enough to grabA Very Good Album. "Milkshake" was the hype, but what people didn't hear was the rest of this great album. Kelis's voice is enough to grab your atention, but combine that with hot beats and synths and you get a masterpiece. Key Tracks: "Milkshake" "In Public" "Marathon" Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Buenísimo el album, kelis se pasó. Mezcla demasiados géneros musicales, me encanta 10 puntos
  3. Oct 23, 2017
    7
    Kelis é incrível e nunca decepciona. Com certeza um avanço dos seus CDs anteriores (Kaleidoscope e Wonderland). Tasty é inovador e mantém oKelis é incrível e nunca decepciona. Com certeza um avanço dos seus CDs anteriores (Kaleidoscope e Wonderland). Tasty é inovador e mantém o estilo R&B/Soul de Kelis. Full Review »