Worldwide Underground

Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #237 / 290
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2003 Ratings: #89
September 16, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Motown / Label
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly
Forget comparisons to Billie or Chaka — that craggy-yet-smooth croon is Erykah Badu’s own.
70
AllMusic

If Worldwide Underground isn't to be taken as seriously as Baduizm and Mama's Gun, so be it; but it only goes to show how apprehensive the powers that be are in allowing their platinum artists to deviate from what's expected.

67
Pitchfork

Opening the music up and just letting the tape unfurl catches moments unattained otherwise, but as it stands, Worldwide Underground could use some tightening up.

60
Uncut
Though it features 12 tracks and lasts an hour, Badu’s latest comes billed as an EP, presumably by a label unwilling to market this as a priority release. Her honeyed brand of soul has always focused more on grooves than tunes, and here she does away with the latter almost entirely.
40
Rolling Stone
Most promisingly, Badu updates last year's hit "Love of My Life" — in a nod to Sequence's femme-rap classic "Funk You Up" — with verses from Queen Latifah, Angie Stone and Bahamadia. The rest just goes on and on.
EntryIncomplete
59
Towards the end of Bump It I knew this was going to be a long hour... But it got kind of good onve danger came on, though not nearly as good as what was presented on her last two lps.
69
Favorite tracks: Bump It, Back In the Day, Woo, Think Twice, Love of My Life Worldwide
Least fav track: The Grind
Levy123
74
Todos os álbuns da Badu são incríveis em termos de criatividade, originalidade, sabedoria, sensatez e sonoridade. Esse é só bom, um "bom" que se fosse um pouco pior seria mediano.
O Wwu tem algumas coisas bem experimentais e diferentonas (até para a Erykah Badu), isso deixa ele único, de fato, mas em alguns momentos ele é simplesmente confuso.
Tem coisas e momentos bem legais, como os singles, que posteriormente acabaram se ... read more
pkrangermon
68
Kind of inconsistent, has its questionable moments and some tracks drag on too long
Favorite Tracks: Think Twice, Love Of My Life Worldwide
Least Favorite Track: Danger
Ts12521
100
I liked all songs except one it’s a really good album. Amazingly produced and written
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