New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2008 Ratings: #8 / 745
Year End Rank: #15
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2008 Ratings: #61
February 26, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal Motown, Pu / Label
Soul / Genres
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Easily the album which leans most heavily towards hip-hop in her discography, with jarring audio fragments, bizarre interludes and themes of social desolation which all add up to create a challenging, disturbing, avant-garde listen. Not quite the classic I was hoping for, its disjointed and frustrating structure put it on a par with Worldwide Underground for me.

Track Picks: 'Amerykahn Promise', 'The Healer', 'Me', 'Soldier', 'The Cell', 'Twinkle', 'Master Teacher', 'The Hump, 'Telephone', ... read more
Sounds like the first draft for a great album
Favorite tracks : TELEPHONE.
Erykah bounces back after a little awkward ep/lp/thing/mess with this sprawling, lively and cinematic album that seemed to turn everyone back on her side again.
Badu is able to evolve and flourish her sound to fit with the current wave of soul, rnb and hip hop without sounding like some petty trend chaser. She has a very clear grasp around whatever genre she's tackling, and she's pretty much guaranteeing you'll have a good time every time. The instrumentation is fabulous, playing to Badu's ... read more
After listening Sly's There's a Riot Goin' On, I could get this album. Like Joni Michell, Erykah Badu never lies.
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Track List

  1. Amerykahn Promise
  2. The Healer
  3. Me
  4. My People
  5. Soldier
  6. The Cell
  7. Twinkle
  8. Master Teacher
  9. That Hump
  10. Telephone
  11. Honey
  12. Real Thang (Extended) (iTunes bonus track)
  13. Real Thang (Green Lantern Remix)(iTunes bonus track)
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