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In Search Of [Enhanced]

N.E.R.D. Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
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6. Tape You
7. Run to the Sun - Chad Hugo
8. Baby Doll
9. Am I High
10. Rock Star
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12. Stay Together
13. Bobby James - Chad Hugo

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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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4.0 out of 5 stars You Can Keep The Truth, Keep The Dare July 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you've been alive in the last few years, you will have undoubtedly have heard of The Neptunes, the production duo formed of Pharrel Williams and Chad Hugo. The pair have produced for the likes of Jay-Z, Fabolous, Mystikal, Britney Spears and many, many others. However, if you're considering purchasing N*E*R*D's debut album - "In Search Of" - don't expect an album of what you usually hear from these guys. I found this quite an entertaining listen, mainly because the live instruments and crisp Neptunes beats do each song justice. It gives the beats an extra edge which give the album a different flavour to what I thought I'd get.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look No Further! July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 good. N.E.R.D. makes the billion dollar babies on VH-1 (Usher, etc.) look and sound as boring as they really are. This album flips fusion downside up. Tacky orchestrals straight outta James Bond get hysterically pumped ("Truth or Dare"), tinkly FM lite becomes a pornographer's romantic come on ("Tape You"), and "Rock Star" is garage metal stomp like the big hair boyz wished they could do it. Endlessly listenable awesome record...crushworthy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars tight July 8 2004
By Chad
Format:Audio CD
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. i love the style that pharrell uses when he tlaks or sings in his songs. for a sttudent band that won a grammy, n.e.r.d. is hoTT!
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1.0 out of 5 stars awful awful awful July 6 2004
By N R
Format:Audio CD
lyrics suck, redundant beats, and people like this crap
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4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ROCK/R&B CD!! July 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
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! Nerd is giving rock bands a run for their money!!! My favorite song is "Truth or Dare" with Kelis!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece... June 2 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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. Amazing beats (always), mello rhythms (at times), edgy ecletic rhythms (the rest of the time), and great vocals and lyrics all around make this the album stand out. If you want the single most comprehensive collection of music graced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, this is it! Blends seemlessly rock/rap genres with a splash of punk, jazz, and funk.
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3.0 out of 5 stars find your sanity where you find your glory May 31 2004
Format:Audio CD
Say what you want about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. They're so hot, they've been cookin' in the fireplace for three years straight. If you just calculate their earnings from producing for the rap-R & B-pop heavy hitters, they're comfortably loaded enough to quit writing songs for others and make their own music. Thankfully, we can still count on the Neptunes' producing credits all over the dance floor, but just as thankfully, we have In Search Of... on standby to be popped into the CD player just when you think you've had your fill of rhymes about being rich, getting laid, and drinking Cristal at the club or on the yacht (and you've already listened to Speakerboxxx so much you're starting to actually like the way you move).
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.
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