The Cookbook

Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2005 Ratings: #298 / 455
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2005 Ratings: #143
July 4, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Goldmind / Label
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A PB&J without peanut butter is just.. fruity, soggy pieces of bread.

Missy without Timbo is just.. fruity, soggy pieces of bread. On tracks like Irresistible Delicious, Lose Control, and My Struggles, it's the finest jams from France made from fruit that you've never heard of, on hand-prepared, fresh-baked bread from the finest bakery. But for the majority of the record, it's Smuckers and Wonderbread.
Really underrated; isn't a drop in quality like some people and critics would say...

It's not the most cutting-edge album since she doesn't created something which is completely unlike the sounds of her other albums, but the great execution is there for the most part...and it also remains the freshness; Missy still had no real competition when it came to this sound...
Unfortunately, the meal isn't delicious so, either the cookbook isn't correctly written or Missy Elliott isn't a very talented cook.
It may have sounded phony in 2005, especially compared to the rest of Missy Elliott's works. Anyway, it's pretty decent now. Lose Control has always been the shit though.
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Year End Lists

#10/Slant Magazine
#37/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Joy
  2. Partytime
  3. Irresistible Delicious
  4. Lose Control
  5. My Struggles
  6. Meltdown
  7. On & On
  8. We Run This
  9. Remember When
  10. 4 My Man
  11. Can't Stop
  12. Teary Eyed
  13. Mommy
  14. Click Clack
  15. Time and Time Again
  16. Bad Man
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Added on: August 19, 2013