10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While 2006's In My Mind often showcased Pharrell the Rapper, G I R L, its 2014 follow-up, is all about his velvet-smooth voice. Soft and supple on the opulent opener, “Marilyn Monroe,” playful on the grinding funk of “Hunter,” and full of joy on the world-dominating anthem “Happy,” his vocals are cast in immaculate, soulful productions. It's testament to his own star power that the album's myriad guests—Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys—slot seamlessly into his vision, never eclipsing the real star.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

While 2006's In My Mind often showcased Pharrell the Rapper, G I R L, its 2014 follow-up, is all about his velvet-smooth voice. Soft and supple on the opulent opener, “Marilyn Monroe,” playful on the grinding funk of “Hunter,” and full of joy on the world-dominating anthem “Happy,” his vocals are cast in immaculate, soulful productions. It's testament to his own star power that the album's myriad guests—Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys—slot seamlessly into his vision, never eclipsing the real star.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

babygyrl70130 ,

Im Happy

great song, a mixture between old school, gospel song.
My one year old loves it so the song is on repeat everyday

averyhall87 ,

Nice & Fresh

This album is a nice fresh breath of air. It's hard to find good music these days and Pharrell is one of the leaders. Every track meets a delicate balance. I would also suggest everyone check out Robbie Freeman and his track, Drinks On The House as I predict it will be the club banger of the year. I love itunes as it helps us discover new talent. Keep making great track Pharrell and you will build a loyal following.

honestartistry ,

What Happened!?

Honestly I've always respected Pharrell as a producer and artist. Really enjoyed the work he's done with Jay-z and certainly think JT was some of his best. This record however…Tracks 1-4 were absolutely brutal. Garageband-like sounds, vocal lines fighting keys and an absolute mess (even melodyne correction is struggling on the record). Happy is what it is, and actually a highlight on the record. Gust of wind had a cool vibe as well as did It Girl. Most of that had to do with the guitar player sounding tight. Lyrically this is awful and I expected way better things tonally from a well established producer. Hope to see him evolve in a future project, but unfortunately this may have be a quick attempt to capitalize on his momentum from Robin Thicke/Daft Punk.

Honestly all the 5 star reviews… Where is the bar anymore?

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