Miss E... So Addictive

Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2001 Ratings: #8 / 173
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
2001 Ratings: #60
May 15, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra/Asylum / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

Equal parts gospel, soul and hip hop the result is a very sexy record indeed that is probably more a continuation of 60s and 70s soul music than groundbreaking r’n’b.

100
The Guardian

Packed with unique ideas and brilliantly realised, Miss E...So Addictive is further evidence of Elliott's refusal to play male rappers at their own game and her desire to change the rules entirely. It's an album that sets its own agenda and sounds like nothing else in hip-hop: an incomparable achievement.

90
AllMusic

Though it fails to come up with anything to top her big singles hit, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Miss E...So Addictive is her best album so far.

82
Pitchfork

A lot of albums kick off with the killer track. Some even manage a cool one-two punch. Missy Elliott's third record, on the other hand, opens with a six-track attack that's rare for any genre, especially contemporary R&B.

80
HipHopDX
There seems to be an unparalleled emphasis on the beats. Vocals didn't overwhelm each track, allowing it to border on a rave feel. The album truly does feel unique.
80
Slant Magazine

For the most part, Miss E is less R&B-oriented than it is dance-rooted. Songs like "Lick Shots" and the tabla-infused first single, "Get Ur Freak On," are bona-fide party tracks

80
NME
It's a blessing that the surrogate mum to the hip-hop youth of America is out there pushing for sounds as deranged, commercial, newly kinetic, and socially risque as those licking your ears in 'X-tasy' and 'Slap! Slap! Slap!'.
80
Spin
A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included.
80
Rolling Stone
Miss E is a mess, of course, and not all the experiments work as brilliantly as the single. But if you prefer risky messes to tidy formula, tracks like "Scream a.k.a. Itchin' " and "Step Off" will freak you up something fierce.
FACEMOVIES
81
Catchy beats with a Missy who is killin' it like always.
tha138
73
Miss E and Timbaland make the perfect couple to blow up the dancefloor with their brilliant dynamites.
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