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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: 27 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Jan 14, 2015
    10
    Brown's Music has always been exception I totally love this album and its diversity.
    20 Collosal Songs lol,The song with Kendrick lamar,was
    Brown's Music has always been exception I totally love this album and its diversity.
    20 Collosal Songs lol,The song with Kendrick lamar,was crazily dope,I also loved I'll see you around.
    Lots of MJ influence in the album.
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  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. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    This might not be the best album by Chris Brown,I have to say,even though I'm a Team Breezy,I'm giving 9 points because this is worthThis might not be the best album by Chris Brown,I have to say,even though I'm a Team Breezy,I'm giving 9 points because this is worth it.First,I know people waited this album for 1 year,me too,I've been waiting for this album when 'Fine China' first came out.Skip to the point,this album is good,not saying is the best,'cause it's not, for me,"Exclusive' is always the best,but this album,I can say,every song Breezy put his heart in it,which is an amazing,and by the way,now,I can't see anybody is making a good music video like him do.Back to the music,First,I know put the first single in the Bonus Track can be a little crazy,deleted Ariana from the album is not a smart move too,but he smartly keep a few people in this album,"Songs on 12 play" with Trey Songz, "Drunk texting" with Jhene Aiko,"Autumn Leaves" with Kendrick Lamar,have to say,ask Kendrick to do this song is the smartest thing ever,this song wouldn't be so amazing if Lamar isn't here.So many song is a smart move,but "body shots"is the worst song in it,this song should be the Interlude,101 will be really amazing if it's a full song.This album really show why people still paying attention to his arts,even though his personal life is a mess.This is the best R&B album in 2014.But he could do so much better. 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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