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|9. Am I High|
|10. Rock Star|
|11. Bobby James|
|12. Stay Together|
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The electro-powered grooves of the writing-production team the Neptunes have abetted fine-to-great tracks by everyone from Jay-Z and Ol' Dirty Bastard to Britney Spears. On their debut as performers, they display an irresistible knack for hooky tracks rooted in the eclectic listening habits they developed while growing up in the multiracial Virginia Beach, Virginia, neighborhoods they still call home. Fusing album rock and rap more forcefully and convincingly than Kid Rock or Durst-style aggro bands (the latter of whom they seem to lampoon on "Rock Star"), N.E.R.D. whip up a creamy yet slammin' mix. Main men Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo coax apropos guest shots from Kelis (the get-your-freak-on "Truth or Dare," the sexiest thing here aside from the ménage-a-wow plea "Tape You") and a handful of up-and-coming members. The live instrumentation that replaces the machine-tooled tracks of an earlier import version of In Search Of retains the tunes' syncopation while rendering it palatable for less eclectic rock fans. While not a commercial blockbuster on the order of many of their clients' discs, this venture is nonetheless one of 2002's standout releases. --Rickey Wright
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Another good point about this CD is it's not just straight rock as many have claimed; N*E*R*D offer a mix between rock, rap, country, funk and the blues, all with amazing listening ease. I've never been a major fan of what The Neptunes songwriting has been like - known for being sleazy - but I was pleasently surprised. The lyrics do have meaning and, at times, are quite thought provoking. Pharrel Williams singing is very strong and works well over the stunning beats.
The stand out songs are "Provider", "Run To The Sun", the funky "Things Are Getting Better", "Truth Or Dare", "Am I High", heck, every song on here is really tight. The reason I only gave this album 4 stars is because it takes a bit of peserverance. On the first couple of spins it's not much of an album, with only a couple of good cuts - those being the singles. My advice would be to get it, but keep it in the changer. Once you've caught the vibe of this CD and get into the groove, you're bound to like it.
This is a different Neptunes release to the style we're used to, but that's a good thing as it's well worth the money you spend on it. 4 stars.
First, the name. Don't be fooled-- these guys aren't real nerds. N.E.R.D. stands for NoOne Ever Really Dies. What's up with that? Do any music critics really have a theory based on N.E.R.D.'s lyrical content and its possibly theological implications of living forever? I'll leave this question open-ended.
Second, the modesty. No glitz, glamour, or pretension. The front cover features what looks like a regular guy, (the non-Neptune N.E.R.D., Shay), slightly open-mouthed, playing video games on his couch. He is a splitting image (if not for the melanin factor, they could be twins) of my ex-boyfriend lost in his own PlayStation fantasy wherein he really is a better skater than Tony Hawk. On the back cover, Pharrell is wearing an AC/DC t-shirt. I'm not saying that AC/DC is modest, just that his entire outfit probably cost 15 dollars. No Blingbling, SeanJohn or RocaWear in sight.
Third, the eclectic variety.Read more ›
The album takes the listener through a Neptunes-stamped blend of tracks, which accomplishes a perfect crossover of rap, R&B and rock, courtesy of the backing instrumentation provided by Spymob, which also happens to be arranged by the dynamic duo of music production. As you get to track #5 ("Truth Or Dare") you stay at a solid musical high point all through "Baby Doll", which consists of the best four tracks the album has to offer, in spite of how strong the rest of the music is.
Though, lyrically, they are not the best thing around, their musical Midas touch resides in their ability to blend musical styles in a seamless and contagious way that tears down cultural barriers and plays very well across most markets and preferences. I've been told their follow-up work to 'In Search Of...' didn't accomplish the same level of genius, but still I will give it a shot: I can't help it by now. ;)
1. Lapdance - 5/5
2. Things Are Getting Better - 4/5
3. Brain - 4/5
4. Provider - 4/5
5. Truth or Dare - 5/5
6. Tape You - 3/5
7. Run to the Sun - 5/5
8. Babydoll - 5/5
9. Am I High - 4/5
10. Rock Star - 5/5
11. Bobby James - 5/5
12. Stay Together - 5/5
This album is a classic that will not be appriciated because many do not give something new a chance. And if something is different, no one likes it until everyone likes it. So go out there and get this album. Download this album. Do whatever you need to do to get this album!
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The three guys in N.E.R.D. are the future of mankind, and "In Search Of..." is the future of music, where rawk meets rap meets muzak meets Fisher Price and it's alllll... Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Jessica Willis
awsome album with even greater beats. you can actually move to these beats. great CD. n.e.r.d.'s performance should be rememebred for futrue references in this album. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Chad
In Search of is a great album because it is so different and innovative. I can listen to the entire album straight through. I love it! Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Kelli Staples
Simply put, this album is a masterpiece that crosses over several genres and has been in constant rotation in my cd player ever since it was released. Read morePublished on June 2 2004
The Neptunes are two of the most solid producers to have their beats heard since 2000 and totally deserved the title of 'Producers Of The Year - 2003'. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by James Lochead