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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Akon, Brandy, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne R. Kelly, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Tyga, and Usher.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    82
    Once gratuitous fillers are skipped, gems appear, especially on the closing half, where Brown is lucid about his tabloid love life.
  2. Sep 17, 2014
    80
    X certainly proves that Chris Brown’s talent will forever shine through over whatever troubles come his way.
  3. Sep 18, 2014
    80
    There aren't many singers who have both the vocal ability and range of delivery to traverse a musical landscape that vast, but Brown does it all while impressively managing to maintain a real cohesion throughout X.
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    67
    Running 21 tracks and 75 minutes in its deluxe edition, X sometimes threatens to be too much. But there’s enough appealing material to support that runtime.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    60
    Personality aside, Chris Brown’s ability to succeed artistically at delivering sounds in all three sectors of urban Pop makes this release a great, yet disjointed listen.
  6. Sep 22, 2014
    50
    Chris Brown's sixth album is adventurous musically and a total mess lyrically.
  7. It's good for Brown that so many stars have rallied around him, despite his troubles. If only the new songs supported him as strongly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Sep 21, 2015
    10
    I believe this album to be his recent best so far released. Although I think "Exclusive" still remains on top of this. Expecting better albumsI believe this album to be his recent best so far released. Although I think "Exclusive" still remains on top of this. Expecting better albums of him to come, I hope. Congrats Chris! Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    This is the best album ever, everybody would listen to the X album, sou brasileiro e nós todos aqui amamos o Chris Brown, músicas comoThis is the best album ever, everybody would listen to the X album, sou brasileiro e nós todos aqui amamos o Chris Brown, músicas como "Loyal", "Add me in", "Fine China" e "X" são perfeitas, tem que hitar, Chris, Brazil loves you Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    Great album, I'm a huge fan of chris brown and he rarely lets me down, i feel that he put his heart in some songs, like autumn leaves. For meGreat album, I'm a huge fan of chris brown and he rarely lets me down, i feel that he put his heart in some songs, like autumn leaves. For me this is gonna be a top 1 on billboard. Expand
  4. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    two years of waiting, and Chris Brown surprised us in this new work. Could not be less, since it's a mix of r & b and eletromusic. Autumntwo years of waiting, and Chris Brown surprised us in this new work. Could not be less, since it's a mix of r & b and eletromusic. Autumn Leaves is a song sung with soul beyond voice, the soft back of Kendrick Lamar is amazing. The verses on "Do Better" has a footprint Fortune passes by brings Graffiti and FAME afloat. Impossible not give full marks, is by far the best work from the debut album. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    A solid r&b/pop album with some great hits, like loyal, autumn leaves. Chris Brown has grown up a lot as an artist. Great album, one of theA solid r&b/pop album with some great hits, like loyal, autumn leaves. Chris Brown has grown up a lot as an artist. Great album, one of the bests of 2014 for sure. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2015
    9
    This is the comeback album TeamBreezy has been waiting for. Production values are great. Lyrics and substance within songs are there. OnlyThis is the comeback album TeamBreezy has been waiting for. Production values are great. Lyrics and substance within songs are there. Only detraction for me is that the album isnt cohesive 100% in terms of how one song leads into the next (simple fix when i just made a playlist of the whole album and flipped a couple songs around). Doing that helps it flow better, for me at least. After listening to it you can see lots of potential for his next solo album. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2014
    0
    I can't imagine how horrible of an upbringing you would have to have to listen to Brown, and enjoy it. Who can feel sexy listening to cheesyI can't imagine how horrible of an upbringing you would have to have to listen to Brown, and enjoy it. Who can feel sexy listening to cheesy ballads made by a wife-beater? Expand

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