In Search of...

N.E.R.D - In Search of...
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2002 Ratings: #48 / 192
User Score
Based on 204 ratings
2002 Ratings: #55
Liked by 12 people
March 12, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Star Trak, Virgin, EMI / Label
The Neptunes / Producer
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N.E.R.D's debut album shows what the trio made up of Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, and Shay Haley can do. The production here is obviously the most impressive thing here, with it sounding dated, but I feel like it works with the record more than against it. The song "Things Are Getting Better" is easily one of the best songs of the 2001: When they say this is the "rock" version of the record, they aren't lying. It comes off as a bit more refined then the ... read more


yeah i’m not really feeling this one. i mean, to start off with a positive, the neptunes did a really good job with production on this but i feel like the way this album combined different genres made it feel makes it feel messy rather than interesting and unique. there’s not really any songs i love on here. there’s a few that i like, but it was mostly just mediocre or decent. also the lyrics made me a bit uncomfortable at times. as many complaints as i have with this album, i ... read more


super futuristic production. hooks are solid. Pharrell is on point as per on In Search Of


I like this album production and instrumentally. I also like the cohesion of the album, it's really some of the lyrics and some of the vocals that are not really for my taste.


10/12. Fav Tracks: Lapdance; Provider; Truth Or Dare; Run To The Sun; Rockstar


i heard many people say this for years, and it wasn't until i heard this album that i fully understood it:
pharrell williams is a genius.

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Track List

  1. Lapdance (feat. Vita & Lee Harvey)
  2. Things Are Getting Better
  3. Brain
  4. Provider
  5. Truth Or Dare (feat. Kelis & Pusha T)
  6. Tape You
  7. Run To the Sun
  8. Baby Doll
  9. Am I High (feat. Malice)
  10. Rockstar
  11. Bobby James
  12. Stay Together

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