ICONOLOGY

Missy Elliott - ICONOLOGY
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1366
August 23, 2019 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

A taut collection of slinky, self-assured hip-hop that fuses throwback sensibilities with the rapper’s trademark futurism.

78
HipHopDX

In a time where her late age peers getting major release priorities get more experimental, introspective or attempt to follow trends, Iconology works as a reminder of Missy’s DNA not only in the recent explosion of female rappers but pop music in general.

75
Entertainment Weekly

She’s still blazing a trail for pop weirdness; that it’s veering off in unexpected directions is par for the course.

70
Rolling Stone

Iconology is only an EP with four new songs, but it still feels like the real Misdemeanor—not a revival of her past, but a taste of her right now.

60
NME
All in all, ‘ICONOLOGY’ is Missy putting a gun in the face of her haters and daring them to say something. She wants them to doubt her just so she can pop off with some zany game-changing vision that’ll set the world on fire. But she’s not ready to unload a full clip just yet. Rest assured, though – it’s coming.
luna128
70
dont get the hate on this one. its a humble collection of tracks that mix contemporary trap with her classic spirit that drove those ambitious and fun records of yore, and as that it succeeds.
Toasterqueen12
50
Idk how to feel about this EP. The third track is awful and the other three are just meh. But like.....there's a certain energy I can't describe. I think it's Missy Elliot's persona. Her enthusiasm is just so strong that I kinda like it.

Idk, a neutral 50. A complete shrug.
dangerousfoam
30
Missy was the first person I ever stanned to the point I had to know everything about them. I was in the sixth grade obsessed with her, so much so I was literally known for singing her songs in class. So. I’m glad she’s back. I just wish she’d given us something a bit... juicier.
KnifeTrick
28
"Get your review and your ratings right"

Sum1 is the only redeeming quality of this stupid EP, even if it's bare to subpar, it's better than Missy Elliott.

Favs: fucking none, lmao
Claytastic
46
Missy Elliot, I’m very aware that these songs are “Missy Elliot exclusives”. No need to tell me every time.

Best Tracks: DripDemeanor, Why I Still Love You

Worst Tracks: Throw it Back, Cool Off (obviously, they’re the only other two)
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Track List

  1. Throw It Back
  2. Cool Off
  3. DripDemeanor (feat. Sum1)
  4. Why I Still Love You
  5. Why I Still Love You (Acapella)
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Added on: August 22, 2019