Mama's Gun

Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2000 Ratings: #19 / 112
User Score
Based on 200 ratings
2000 Ratings: #19
Liked by 5 people
November 21, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Motown / Label
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

94
Pitchfork
She made a record that wore its awareness of the larger traumas and challenges that complicate human intimacy on its sleeves. It was music for the revolution that wasn’t televised.
94
Sputnikmusic

Structurally, Mama’s Gun functions a bit like a good arthouse film, a series of aesthetically luxurious long takes which are strung together, illustrating at times disparate moods and bouncing off and inflecting each other with repeat plays.

80
AllMusic
The results are consistently tasteful, which only helps to prove once again that Badu is miles ahead of the rest.
80
Rolling Stone
It sounds like her lowest moment as a woman, but so far it's her zenith as an artist.
80
Slant Magazine

With Mama’s Gun, Badu reintroduces her fresh hybrid of organic grooves, live instrumentation and the latest recording technology.

67
Entertainment Weekly

A 70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth funk sound that wouldn’t be out of place on a CTI record, Mama's Gun is the female companion to D’Angelo's ”Voodoo,” with which it shares a reactionary pseudo- sophistication that too often substitutes good taste for good tunes.

itsyahboinoah
86
Mama's Gun is an album you would play to all your older folks without you feeling embarrassed
jordanhgood
89
Man, Green Eyes and Orange Moon are really something else. Like WOW.
Anyway happy 20th Mama's Gun.
tha138
82
Wow!
Who's that soul sista with the groovy confidence and the big heart that forced me press the repeat button!?
lemuriams
100
A wonderful, brilliant album that you listen to with such great pleasure that the world ends for me and only Erykah Badu begins to exist.
Z.Younk
100
They wont be naming any buildings after me to go down dilapidated.
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Track List

  1. Penitentiary Philosophy
  2. Didn't Cha Know
  3. My Life
  4. ...And On
  5. Cleva
  6. Hey Sugah (Interlude)
  7. Booty
  8. Kiss Me On My Neck
  9. A.D. 2000
  10. Orange Moon
  11. In Love With You
  12. Bag Lady
  13. Time's a Wastin'
  14. Green Eyes
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