13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kelis offers a soulful collection of horn-accompanied retro R&B that’s conceptually united by her gastronomic passion. At a glance, the conceit might seem a bit tongue-in-cheek (particularly since her breakthrough came with 2003’s ultra-sassy “Milkshake”), but neither the music nor the inspiration for Food can be taken lightly: as a sideline to her singing career, the vocalist became a Le Cordon Bleu-trained saucier. When she digs in to smoldering downtempo tracks like “Floyd” or “Runnin’”—delivering coy lines like “I know that I don’t look it but I can cook” in her husky alto—Food’s insinuations and double entendres are at once playful and deeply satisfying. The success of the concept is also due in part to TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, who’s production flourishes nod to Stax icons on heavy-hitting tunes like “Hooch” and “Rumble.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Kelis offers a soulful collection of horn-accompanied retro R&B that’s conceptually united by her gastronomic passion. At a glance, the conceit might seem a bit tongue-in-cheek (particularly since her breakthrough came with 2003’s ultra-sassy “Milkshake”), but neither the music nor the inspiration for Food can be taken lightly: as a sideline to her singing career, the vocalist became a Le Cordon Bleu-trained saucier. When she digs in to smoldering downtempo tracks like “Floyd” or “Runnin’”—delivering coy lines like “I know that I don’t look it but I can cook” in her husky alto—Food’s insinuations and double entendres are at once playful and deeply satisfying. The success of the concept is also due in part to TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, who’s production flourishes nod to Stax icons on heavy-hitting tunes like “Hooch” and “Rumble.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

Omfgsomeoneplzkillmenow ,

YAS

"Sleep well my friend, you must be tired" well hunny I can't because you're SLAYING ME WITH THIS ALBUM, YAS!!

elephantwrestler ,

Im not full yet.

This is Kelis? No milkshake in this album but plenty of other food to keep you satisfied. I love this album.

KEYtotheAIR ,

"C'mon and eat the peach without the pit..."

This album sees Kelis on a continued musical journey that proves yet again, she is a TRUE force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Everything from the horns, to the vocals, to the influences, it's all a major production.

This is NOT Flesh Tone, pt. 2! This is a sit down, clean the house & do laundry on a hot Sunday afternoon kinda album. And it's perfectly imperfect this way!

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