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  • Summary: Kelis' third LP (second in the States) features production from the Neptunes, Dallas Austin and Andre 3000.

Top Track

Milkshake
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard And they're like it's better than yours Damn right it's better than yours I can teach you but I'd have... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Her most far-out R&B work to date.
  2. 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.
  3. Far and away her most radio-friendly album to date.
  4. After the patchy pleasures of 'Wanderland', 'Tasty' is a huge Roman orgy of an album.
  5. 70
    ‘Tasty’, though haunted by more than a few sops to the slick-soul zeitgeist, is an impressive return.
  6. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  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" Expand
  2. NseE
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Kelis' music has always been tough to categorize. Something like Alternative urban might do. She's always kind of reminded me of Kelis' music has always been tough to categorize. Something like Alternative urban might do. She's always kind of reminded me of Björk. 'Trick me' is the opening track and it's a delightful bouncy slightly reggae-tinged number. Very catchy. The innuendo laden 'Milkshake' (Grammy nominated top 3 hit) is also really catchy and reminiscent of 'Nasty girl' by Vanity 6. Same goes for 'In public' which features Nas providing a slightly risque rap. Raphael 'Nusoul' Saadiq provides 3 classy numbers, 'Glow', 'Attention' which grabs your attention, and 'Marathon' which is one of my favorites, with ethereal vocals closing the song. 'Stick up' is fantastic, featuring ghostly whistling and humming. 'Sugar honey iced tea' is a fantastic breezy number from the Neptunes. This is a good cd which grabs you instantly, but gets even better the more you hear it. Never a dull moment. I hope with this, Kelis finally gets the recognition she deserves. Expand
  3. JohnW
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    It's hot its better than her first one
  4. KuleniV
    Oct 2, 2004
    10
    I love this album!! Especially the song Millionaire featuring Andre 3000. I can't get enough of it...I can't wait to hear her next album.
  5. MKL
    Dec 20, 2003
    9
    Music is more fun when artists take risks. Kelis takes risks. Kelis is fun. She's also witty, righteous, soulful, and drop dead Music is more fun when artists take risks. Kelis takes risks. Kelis is fun. She's also witty, righteous, soulful, and drop dead gorgeous. You'd be seriously missing out if you didnt get yourself a taste. Pun intended. Expand
  6. moy
    May 18, 2004
    8
    me gusta mucho la cancion milkshake
  7. angeld
    Jan 7, 2004
    5
    I guess this cd is alright, my favorite song is milkshake thats the whole entire reason why i bought this cd.

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