I remember N.E.R.D being a new sound in the crashing hip-hop genre. Point being, In Search Of... was a great cd. Lyrics, beats...most things great. This cd undoes everything. After In Search Of..., N.E.R.D., and especially Pharrell Williams hopped into the hip-hop bandwagon destined to crash. Every beat they made since, yes, everyone, has been terrible. And when you buy this cd, don't think you're buying a bad rap cd or even a bad prototype rap cd. Oh no, you're buying a bad Sum 41, or Blink 182 cd. How can anything be worse than Sum 41 or Blind 182? Good Question, I found myself pondering it also. The reason is, there is no defined style here. That can be good, don't get me wrong, but N.E.R.D has gone past blurring the genre line as they did with In Search Of... . And what ever they were in search of, has now gone. They even feature Good Charlotte for heavens sake. Good God!! Someone please, when at a stoplight and hearing either this new NERD cd or a whiney bad (blink, charolette, sum 41...etc.), play GOD SAVE THE QUEEN by Johnny Rotten and the sex pistols. This NERD cd is not NERD.
IF YOU WANT TO BUY A GOOD CHAROLLETE CD, FINE. I WOULD NEVER DO IT, BUT GO AHEAD.
THIS IS IT.
PHARELLE, STOP YOURSELF NOW. Your music is no longer.
this isn't new music, this is terrible music. In Search Of...(Nerd's first cd) 4 stars, this cd, 2 stars, at best, and I'm being VERY generous. end.