12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few star producers would have the chutzpah—or the stockpile of sonic ideas—to experiment as freely and potently as The Neptunes do on N.E.R.D’s debut record. Joined by school friend Shay Haley, Chad Hugo, and Pharrell Williams trade bloopy futurescapes for a sound that’s scuzzier (“Lapdance”), heavier (“Rock Star”), and more wildly carnal (the intoxicating engine-rev of Kelis feature “Truth or Dare”). It’s not all lustful abandon, though. “Provider” brims cinematic funk storytelling while “Run to the Sun” arrives aboard an impossibly buttery groove.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few star producers would have the chutzpah—or the stockpile of sonic ideas—to experiment as freely and potently as The Neptunes do on N.E.R.D’s debut record. Joined by school friend Shay Haley, Chad Hugo, and Pharrell Williams trade bloopy futurescapes for a sound that’s scuzzier (“Lapdance”), heavier (“Rock Star”), and more wildly carnal (the intoxicating engine-rev of Kelis feature “Truth or Dare”). It’s not all lustful abandon, though. “Provider” brims cinematic funk storytelling while “Run to the Sun” arrives aboard an impossibly buttery groove.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Acid lollipop ,

My Favorite Album

I had this on cd, it got scratched, I bought it again, scratched that one too. Downloaded it somehow lost the files, and i downloaded it again. I love this album!! I will never not have this album, and i can’t say that for many artists.

DejaMonique ,

No one Ever Really Dies!

Classic album.. Man, bobby James got me through a rough time. This album helped a lot of people. Masterpiece!

EmileDynasty ,

Best Album Ever

See above. Enough said. I swear these guys are aliens. Futuristic to Nth degree. Marinate

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