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cicii Exclusive Album Review: Ciara   Basic Instinct

Ciara has experienced several commercial struggles during the last 2 years. Her 2009 release, ‘Fantasy Ride’, performed poorly on the charts, selling less than 200,000 units in the US to date, despite producing the top 10 hit ‘Love Sex Magic (Ft. Justin Timberlake)’.

Additionally, instead of being praised for attempting to diversify her sound, Ciara endured a backlash from her listeners who argued that she had abandoned her Urban roots. So how has Ciara decided to respond to her critics? By giving them exactly what they want – a return to basics.

‘Basic Instinct’ features the Atlanta entertainer unleashing her sexuality over 11 bass-heavy tracks crafted by the likes of Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Kenneth ‘Soundz’ Coby, Ester Dean, Tyler Williams, Nelson Kyle and Hilton Humphery. However, Ciara’s attempts at reclaiming her title as the Princess of Crunk N’B prove to be more lukewarm than the audio fire that some would desire.

Surprisingly, the strongest songs on ‘Basic Instinct’ are the singles. The Soundz-produced ‘Gimme Dat’ provides ample opportunities for listeners to put their dance skills to the test as they attempt to keep up with the high-octane beat and pulsating bass. Although the record may not have been the best choice for a radio release, it definitely sets the pace for the rest of the LP.

Moreover, Ciara reunites with one of her favourite collaborators, Ludacris, successfully recreating the chemistry of their worldwide hit, ‘Oh’, with the help of the sensual melodies and suggestive lyrics on ‘Ride’. Even ‘Speechless’, which was initially underwhelming because of The-Dream’s predictable and redundant productions skills, proved to be quite enjoyable after several listens; a ‘grower’ in every sense of the word.

Nonetheless, there is nothing redeeming about the weakest song on the album, ‘Girls Get Your Money’. Lyrically reminiscent of an elementary school playground game, the track is nothing more than uninspired filth. The limitations of Ciara’s vocal ability could not have been made more obvious as the tone of her voice made the record even more painful to bear. In fact lines like “they always want to holla but they ain’t got no dollars” almost require the song to be renamed ‘Girls Get Your Money And Buy Another Album’.

Other missteps on the LP include ‘Yeah I Know’ and ‘You Can Get It’. A glance at the production credits for the latter is not needed as The Dream’s lack of variation is easily detectable while listening to the song’s melody which is striking similar to his own ‘Mr. Yeah’ from his ‘Love vs. Money’ LP.

Still, all is not lost for Ciara as there are a few album cuts that are almost as enjoyable as the selected singles. The mastered version of the future club anthem ‘Turn It Up (Ft. Usher)’ and the infectious ‘Heavy Rotation’ demonstrate that she has not fully abandoned her quest for mainstream success on the Pop formats; mixing Dance and R&B for favourable results.

Other gems include the uniquely interesting ‘Wants For Dinner’ which includes unmistakable Reggae influences and the sensual mystique of ‘I Run It’ display Ciara’s ability to manipulate her voice to various compositions. She may not have the most expansive vocal range yet she certainly knows how to operate within her limits.

In the end, Ciara has put forward a mild yet respectable body of work with ‘Basic Instinct’. What is most apparent about the album is that the songs that featured contributions from producers other than just Tricky and The-Dream were clearly superior; another glaring example that variation is the key to success.

Undoubtedly, however, this project would have been better suited to an August release, as she originally planned, as it reflects a Summer vibe and it may be lost in the shuffle of the various other albums due this December. Nevertheless, only time will tell if this will be the hit that she deserves.

That Grape Juice Rating: 3/5 Stars

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141 Comments

  1. December 3, 2010 at 2:46 am
    Nichole says:
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    Sorry but with Queen Britney’s great news, I find myself not giving a shiz. LOL.

  2. December 3, 2010 at 2:47 am
    Robier says:
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    YOU WERE VERY NICE. MORE LIKE 2.5 OUT OF 5 STARS. WHERE IS THE ‘GREAT’ MUSIC SHE PROMISED MONTH AFTER MONTH?

  3. December 3, 2010 at 2:47 am
    Simply Phillip Brown says:
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    Why Ciara????

    Why would you have waited til the last minute to start promoting this album?

    Half of Atlanta didn’t even know you had an album coming out!

    You will be lucky to make it with-in the top 10, and even that’s a stretch.

  4. December 3, 2010 at 2:49 am
    s*** says:
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    C-ERROR VS Skeri Stranger??

    Lord Have Mercy, do I even want to know who will win this Battle of ‘the MOST BASIC b**** in Heels’?? FLOP

    Unless you’re Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, R.Kelly, or Usher. Its best you just throw in the Towel & call it a rap… :|

  5. December 3, 2010 at 2:49 am
    CIARA IS A MAN BEAST says:
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    STUPID FLOP b**** THIS ALBUM DESERVES 0.247838 STARS !!!

  6. December 3, 2010 at 2:51 am
    MUSIC LOVER says:
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    She’ll need all the luck selling 50k+ opening week.

    As a fan, I’m ready for her to be dropped from her label. I think only then will she make better efforts in her music career.

  7. December 3, 2010 at 2:51 am
    CIARA IS A MAN BEAST says:
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    WOW!

  8. December 3, 2010 at 2:52 am
    SLAY FOR CISUS/f*** RIHMODEL says:
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    {LOGS OUT}

  9. December 3, 2010 at 2:52 am
    Music Lover says:
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    great review.. well written.

    i totally agree with this album being suited to an August release as she originally planned instead of December.

    Her biggest buzz this entire has been RIDE. when she released RIDE.. the internet went crazy.. Everybody was like yasssssss, yasssss.

    People wanted more after hearing “RIDE”. august was her month to shine. As much as i want to see Ciara do good, I dont see it for her.

    No performances, No promo, No interactions with fans, just NOTHING.

    I look at keri hilson whose releasing her album december 21st. Her buzz is bigger than ciara right now. Shes doing video blogs, performing on shows, making appearances.. etc. and top of that.. She have a big controversial video out right now thats being talked about all over the blogs.

    None the less. i wish Ciara good luck. I really want her to do well and I think alot of people do.

  10. December 3, 2010 at 2:54 am
    chitwnchick says:
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    i respect your opinion of the album I PERSONALLY LOVED ALL THE SNIPPETS but i do understand what i mean by “girls get your money” that is probably my least favorite song BUT that type of song Ciara knows how to make it useful when it comes to her concerts its just a song she can have fun with. other than that FROM WHAT I HEARD I LOVE THE ALBUM ALREADY AND I CANT WAIT TO BUY IT DECEMEBER 14TH

    But Thanks That Grape Juice for your support and always honest opinion

  11. December 3, 2010 at 2:54 am
    Criss_Vaughn says:
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    Ciara made a HUGE mistake allowing The-Dream to produce her entire album. At this point in time, ppl should really start giving The-Dream and Tricky a break. so they can be more creative with the sound of their music. Every song on the record base don the previous sounds dated and like another previous production of a previous song.

    FAIL. As a Ciara fan, diappointed. This was her make it or break it album….and she broke it. DROPPED.

  12. December 3, 2010 at 2:58 am
    Ryan says:
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    That was a very well-written review, Trent. I’ll still be buying this album to support my girl CiCi but it’s a damn shame that her music is rarely as good as she is.

  13. December 3, 2010 at 2:59 am
    I BEEN FLOPPIN FOR A MINUTE says:
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    I BEEN FLOPPING FOR A MINUTE NOW IT’S TIME TO TAKE A SEAT, GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME DAT SEAT, GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME DAT SEAT !!!

  14. December 3, 2010 at 3:04 am
    TERRIBLE REVIEW says:
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    How did trent get this job ? I don’t like Ciara but I agree, Trent is just terrible at writing reviews…just awful he has no idea at all how to articulate.

  15. December 3, 2010 at 3:06 am
    I HATE CIARA says:
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    Trent is just s*** at writing reviews, Sam should do them in the future.

  16. December 3, 2010 at 3:07 am
    Janie says:
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    12.14.10…the end….

  17. December 3, 2010 at 3:07 am
    Ciara Stan 21 says:
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    Trent I really don’t care what your opinion is, I know that all of those songs will be hits! Ciara has put so much effort into crafting this project, and she has endured all of the hatred and criticism that has come at her. And through all of that she has kept her head high and hoped for the best. And that’s what Ciara deserves; the best. And I’m certain she will get it, even though people might doubt her, Ciara will reach her goals.

    CIARA——BASIC INSTINCT———12-14-10——————–GO CIARA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. December 3, 2010 at 3:09 am
    Shae says:
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    lmfaooo i agree wit Nicole up there…after hearin britney about to drop her album in March and wit Chris Brown album coming around the same time….IM NOT GIVIN A DAMN ABOUT CIARA….SHE SHOULD HAVE DROPPED IT BEFORE WHEN HER RECORDS WAS HOT AT THE MOMENT. SHE f***** NOW!

  19. December 3, 2010 at 3:09 am
    THEILLEST says:
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    i actually thing the album is pretty solid so i’m expecting decent numbers with the help of inflated sales.

    None the less promo should have started back in November… even a pre album tour would have worked in her favor.

  20. December 3, 2010 at 3:09 am
    THEILLEST says:
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    THINK*

  21. December 3, 2010 at 3:09 am
    toni says:
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    Great review, I am still going the album because I loved what I heard so far

  22. December 3, 2010 at 3:10 am
    Traci Summers says:
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    yeppp as a ciara fan FANTASY RIDE SHITS ON BASIC INSTICNT ciara IS TOO CAUGHT UP IN “FRIENDS” JUST BECAUSE TRICK N DREAM ARE HER FRIENDS THATS THE ONLI REASON SHE DID THAT… AND DREAM IS NOT STUPID HE GAVE BEYONCE N RIHANNA THEIR BIGGEST HITS…HE FELT BAD FOR CIARA AND GAVE HER RIDE…. THT WAS HER BIGGGESSSSTTTT BUZZZ EVERRR.. EVERYBODY N I MEAN EVERYBODY WAS CHECKING FOR CIARA. SHES GOING TO FLOP IF SHE HAD RELEASED IT THEN.. RIDE. GIMMIE DAT AND THEN THE ALBUM. IT WUD HAVE BEEN A HIT ALBUM.. I GURANTEE U TOP 3 ON BILLBOARD.BUT SHE LEFT IT TILL DECEMBER???? WAT I SHE THINKING.. ITS NOT LIKE WITH EVOLUTION SHE DID PROMO TOURS N WAS ON EVERY DAMN TV SHOW PROMOTIN THAT ALBUM.. SHES DONE NOTHING .SHE EXPECTS HER FANS TO DO ALL THE WORK.NO CIARA. TAHTS NOT HOW IT GOES MAMA

  23. December 3, 2010 at 3:11 am
    BEE says:
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    Sounds like this album should have gotten 2.5/5 stars instead of 3…

  24. December 3, 2010 at 3:11 am
    Ciara Stan 21 says:
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    @THEILLEST
    Ciara has been on a pre-album tour, and she’s gotten great reviews for it also.

  25. December 3, 2010 at 3:14 am
    Shae says:
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    Damn….im seeing Ciara fanz AGREE that her album isnt that good?…THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP…I DAMN SURE KNOW NOW IM NOT BUYING HER ALBUM…f*** THAT! Her own damn fanz dont like it but they buying it wit their HARD EARNED MONEY just ‘cuz they love her. Wow….thats support and love. I guess i would do the same for my fave (chris brown) if he was in that predictament….TOO BAD HE AINT AND HE WONT ‘CUZ HE HAS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS NEXT YEAR! YEAH YEAH YEAH…..

  26. December 3, 2010 at 3:15 am
    Ciara Stan 21 says:
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    @Shae
    What Ciara fans don’t like Basic instinct??!!! Because I would know!

  27. December 3, 2010 at 3:16 am
    luvmedj says:
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    I’m still the fence about buying this or not, and thats a barb wired fence at that….its jus OK to me, a few nice tracks but for the most part its forgettable. I can see myself listenin to it for a few days then puttin it away and only playin select songs on my Itunes.

  28. December 3, 2010 at 3:17 am
    luvmedj says:
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    “On The Fence” *correction*

  29. December 3, 2010 at 3:22 am
    RihannaForever says:
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    The album’s okay. I preferred Fantasy Ride and her first 2 albums but Basic Instinct is okay. I just hope it does well…Ciara deserves it. I just have a feeling this will do badly because it hasn’t spawned any hit singles except kind of “Ride”, but that’s been falling off of the charts since July.

  30. December 3, 2010 at 3:24 am
    Drew says:
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    No. Just no, Ciara. I’m sorry. I listened to the album and liked 5/11 songs.

    Basic Instinct will NOT add to my album collection. I want to like Ciara, I really do, but she’s making BAD career choices these days.

  31. December 3, 2010 at 3:26 am
    RihannaForever says:
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    @CiaraStan21
    What’s wrong with a Ciara fan/stan disliking a Ciara album? There have been lots of songs by Rihanna that I don’t like…but I stan for her.

  32. December 3, 2010 at 3:28 am
    Traci Summers says:
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    @CIARASTAN 21 CHILE PLEASE REVIEWS ARENT NOTHING HER BEING SEEN AND BEING RELEVANT IS.. AUGUST WAS PERFECT FOR CIARA. NOBODY WAS RELLI DOING ANYTHING THEN .. RIDE>>>GIMMIE DAT>>>>BASIC INSTINCT RELEEASE SHE WUD HAV HAD A NO.1 OR NO.2 ALBUM SHE HAD CRAZY BUZZZ THEN… SHE IS NOT PROMO-ING HERSELF. AND U KNO WHEN EVOLUTION CAME OUT THAT BISH WAS EVERY f****** WHERE.PERFORMING OR DOING INTERVIEWS N THATS A FACT. SHE AINT DOING s*** NOW.SO STOP DELUDING URSELF

  33. December 3, 2010 at 3:28 am
    Rob says:
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    How ya’ll gonna give this 3 out of 5 stars and shade Rih with only 2. Fraud! Thats ok we all know who the real flop is.

  34. December 3, 2010 at 3:29 am
    DEATH AT HOW HARD C-ERROR GON FLOP says:
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    C-ERROR’S CAREER IS DONE, AND IN 12 DAYS WE WILL ALL SEE HOW POORLY THIS ALBUM IS GOING TO SELL. CH…… I CANNOT WAIT.

    12.15.10 – BASIC INSTINCT FLOPPING HARD AS HELL :D

    @s*** I AGREE. BEYONCE, RIHANNA, ALICIA, USHER,ETC. HAVE THEIR PROMO/HIT SINGLES ON LOCK. C-ERROR IS JUST COMPLETELY HOPELESS.

  35. December 3, 2010 at 3:30 am
    RihannaForever says:
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    @CiaraStan21
    Ciara was doing promo everywhere for her first 2 albums but she didn’t really promote Fantasy Ride a lot and she’s only done a few radio interviews for Basic Instinct. If she had promoted “Ride” a bit more and made it a crossover hit, Basic Instinct would’ve had big first week sales if it was released in August.

  36. December 3, 2010 at 3:32 am
    Deontae says:
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    f*** all of you like forreal…put as of this review i agree. It was unbiased and well-written and that’s what I appreciate. If a critic can say the album is a decent listen and worth my money then who cares what promo Ciara has done. Damn the girl has been promoting for a while, just not as effectively as she needed to. Keri needs to promote because no one is checking for her f***** album. You b****** just blow me..f*** all you like forreal. Ciara album will do fine…and if it flops well it flops

  37. December 3, 2010 at 3:34 am
    sid says:
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    i love the album my fav tracks are ride gimme dat heavy rotation what he wants for dinner and speechless i will be getting the album when it drops

  38. December 3, 2010 at 3:39 am
    luvmedj says:
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    Ciara has waited waaay too long to release this, the entire buzz she had is gone and hardly ANYONE know’s its about to be released. It sucks cuz I like her as an artist but the label screwed her over yet again with no lube.

  39. December 3, 2010 at 3:40 am
    LaKee says:
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    HUGE Ciara fan here… and i gotta say the person who said she should have released her album in August was dead on. Even I, who couldn’t wait for the album, just really could give a hell. And after those weak ass snippets. The WHOLE album is filler. She’s making no statements at all on this album expect “I’m from the A” which we all already know. and why the hell is “This Is What Love Is” not on the album?

  40. December 3, 2010 at 3:41 am
    TAMI says:
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    Aww C-Error LMAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!Poor thang!I ain’t buying that s***. Anywhoo man I cannot WAIT for 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Beyonce,Gaga,Britney, J Lo, Willow, Leona Lewis!Damn who isn’t coming out with an album. I heard Rihanna too.Smh I’ll say that s*** is gonna flop between errbudddy!

  41. December 3, 2010 at 3:42 am
    Traci Summers says:
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    @deontae WE LOVE CIARA SO U NEED TO SHUT THE f*** UP WE CARE IF CIARA FLOPS OR NOT.. SO SIT DOWN WITH UR LIL “RANT”

  42. December 3, 2010 at 3:42 am
    Rated Xxx(aka rated x) says:
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    are we really surprise that her new album is not gonna sell?

    comw on now, I like ciara but, she hasnt been promoting that album at all…

    and all those push backs, I mean why didnt her label release the album when her singles were hot?

    hell I cant even remember the name of them…

    cici u need to do better…

  43. December 3, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Tracie says:
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    I’m really worried that this album is gonna fail. I don’t think she can take another poorly selling CD. Good luck Ciara! Sincerely Good Luck!!

  44. December 3, 2010 at 3:44 am
    ABC says:
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    @RIHANNAFOREVER

    Fantasy Ride actually received A LOT of promo…she performed Love s** Magic EVERYWHERE including most late night talk shows, SNL, Ellen, Asia’s MTV VMAs, just to name a few…she performed on some fashion show that was televised too.

    Waiting for the week of the album release isn’t the right thing for her, she really should of been doing performances when Gimmie Dat was released

  45. December 3, 2010 at 3:45 am
    luvmedj says:
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    …..and The Dream n Tricky did this entire project?

  46. December 3, 2010 at 3:46 am
    Ciara Stan 21 says:
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    @traci summers

    The reason Ciara hasn’t had much promotion is because of her team. They are not supporting her enough, and I don’t know why, she has so much potential, that I get confused why The Talentless Rihanna gets so much support and Ciara is just left alone… But whatever happens I’ll always be supporting Ciara, and not because I’m a die hard fan, I’ll always be supporting her because she has talent and strength.

    Oh and @Rob we do know who the real flop is, it’s that goat with the red hair, with all of that promo she still hasn’t gotten a #1 album.

  47. December 3, 2010 at 3:48 am
    Dave says:
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    Where is the lack of Ciara’s vocal ability when she’s a trained singer with over 3.2 vocal octaves of range.?She’s showed her VOCAL ABILITY on her ustreams, & quite the few times live, she’s even showed over 2.5 octaves of range live without strain. So, i’m already dead @ that. That’s as far as i’m gonna go on this review because that was a dead point there.

  48. December 3, 2010 at 3:48 am
    tones says:
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    For all the ppl saying the album shoulda got less than 3 stars, have you heard the album: no, so if Trent think it’s worth 3/5 stars, then it’s worth 3/5 stars, but as I a hard Ciara stan and supporter, I can honestly say without a doubt, this album will flop because there hasn’t been any major promo, I’m predicting first week sales around 75,000 and a debut at #4 or #5 on the Billboard 200, and overall, this album will sell around 200,000 in the US. A few weeks ago Ciara tweeted about Yeah I Know, saying she can’t wait 4 ppl 2 hear it, so maybe it’s the next single and I heard a snippet of it and it sounds like a mix of Get Up and Goodies, so it may be a hit. But after this album is released, whether it sells 200,000 or 2,000,000 she needs to leave Jive, sign to brand new label and get new management and marketing and start working with new producers and songwriters and a take a break for a while and then come back with brand new s***.

  49. December 3, 2010 at 3:51 am
    luvmedj says:
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    @TONES I don’t think she’ll have much of a choice whether or not to stay with Jive, cuz I’m sure she will be dropped. This will be flop album #2. *shrugs*

  50. December 3, 2010 at 3:53 am
    LOL says:
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    [B] great [/B]

  51. December 3, 2010 at 3:57 am
    Jasmine says:
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    Ciarra cannot “recreate” crunk&b music without Lil’ Jon or Jazzy Pha. While many say crunk music is gone and I agree with that on some small level, still hooking up with the Dream to produce your album is not going in that direction. He is good for producing one or two songs on an album (only if he gives you his best material….for example Mariah Touch My Body) but when produces your whole album with Tricky you are bound for a too many filler tracks and no variety (…an example is when he produced Mariah’s Memoirs CD).

  52. December 3, 2010 at 4:00 am
    g3 says:
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    im disappointed not even at Ciara @Jive they’re no help just gimmie the album already i dont care if it flops or not w.e

  53. December 3, 2010 at 4:00 am
    mindgames says:
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    @s***: you stupid ass beyonce stans are all alike. i feel sorry for her having stupid ass stans like you. poor woman. btw, SHE’S NOT GOD OR A LEGEND. idiots

    lollllllllll ‘Girls Get Your Money And Buy Another Album’ ..gee, “Girls Get Your Money” reminds me of a similar song with a similar title but better XD

    good luck to cici, she’s gonna need it. XD

  54. December 3, 2010 at 4:05 am
    rh says:
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    Don’t be hating on ciara her ablum is going to do . You don’t have nothing nice to say please shut up. Yeah gimme dat hot and ride if u don’t like don’t buy it but I’m buying it dec 14

  55. December 3, 2010 at 4:06 am
    toni says:
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    why are people assuming she will flop and get dropped, it will be so funny if she does the opposite and prove the naysayers wrong!

  56. December 3, 2010 at 4:06 am
    Imanni says:
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    WOW!!! Not a huge Ci fan but i do like her. I have her 1st album it was alright but Evolution was better. I didn’t even bother with fantasy Ride and I’m not sure if I’m gonna bother with this one. SMH I want her to succeed to but I’m with @Music Lover I don’t see it happen either. Its a shame cause she is very talented she just don’t have the right people backing her up. Anyways I still wish her the best of luck and who knows maybe she’ll surprise us and sell more albums then we think.

    @Nichole
    I was on twitter today when she announced that. All the Brittany stans were going nuts it was hilarious lol

  57. December 3, 2010 at 4:07 am
    jeneil says:
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    she’ll be DAMN lucky if she passes 100k sales in the first week

  58. December 3, 2010 at 4:15 am
    d-mac says:
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    I love Ciara to death but I am confident that this album will flop…I will buy the album but, I can honestly say that she has not grown as an artist not one bit, she still talkin bout she from the A…where is the depth???…She has the WORST team ever & its crazy bcuz she has so much potential..if this album flop, which i kno it will..she will be counted out of the indusrty and forgot about…i feel so bad for her..like why don’t her team pull strings and get her promotion together…she let award season pass & she has not performed anywhere…keri hilson is everywhere…I don’t even see Ciara on magazine covers anymore…smh i love her but she needs a wake up call & get inspired..take 2 years off & come back with a new look, sound, label & management team

  59. December 3, 2010 at 4:21 am
    Keylaine says:
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    I pretty much agree with most of the review i’ve heard the album….Girls Get Your Money sounds like it belongs on Goodies album which was five good songs(the 4 singles+ thug style(sorta)) and the rest fillers. Idk Why people act like that was a really good album. Evolution was far better Thats Right, Promise, Like A Boy, Get Up, CRUSH, My Love, Make It Last Forever, I Found Myself were all good and appealed to different audiences and different people liked them.

  60. December 3, 2010 at 4:22 am
    THEREALNICKY says:
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    CICI

    GIRL I LOVE YOU , BUT THOSE SNIPPETS WERE NOT THE BUSINESS!!!! UGH!!! GIRL , GET NEW MANAGEMENT AND A NEW TEAM

    IN OTHER NEWS:

    RIHANNA LOUD HAS SOLD OVER 710,000 WORLDWIDE SO FAR AFTER 2 WEEKS!
    WILL BE PUSHING CLOSE TO 1 MILLION COPIES COME NEXT WEEK!!!!!

    HATERS YOU LOVE IT?

    CUZ I DO!!!!!!

  61. December 3, 2010 at 4:25 am
    Imanni says:
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    @Jazmine
    Im glad you bought Jazzy Pha and Lil Jon up cause I was thinking if her whole purpose was to get back to the basics then shouldn’t she have hooked back up with the people who helped her in the beginning. I know Crunk N B is not in no more but couldn’t they have did something. Or better yet are they still doing anything; I haven’t seen or heard from neither of them in a while

  62. December 3, 2010 at 4:29 am
    Keylaine says:
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    Standout tracks on this album that are good and get better the more you listen: Turn It Up, Ride, Heavy Rotation, Gimmie Dat, I Run It, Yeah I Know! Speechless/You can get it are good choosing which to play depends on your mood. 7/11 tracks are a good listen which is pretty better than most albums released this year but it’s not a life changing forever classic type of album nothing released this year has been. This album Is good for the here and now but I only see a few of these songs off the album being remember for a long time.

  63. December 3, 2010 at 4:31 am
    Pucci says:
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    “Yeah I Know” & “You Can Get It” do sound like album fillers & i do wish she had more than 11 songs on the album, she usually does, don’t know why this time she decided to switch it up.

    But I so agree, this definitley would’ve been better being released in August. Though I love Ciara, i have to say that ever since switching to Johnny Wright as manager, her career has taken a little detour.

    Though she is still the s***, i made up my mind back in August & it’s not changing for anything or anyone… I WILL BE BUYING BASIC INSTINCT on December 14.

  64. December 3, 2010 at 4:33 am
    TTB says:
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    Her problem was having Tricky & Dream do the whole album…i think without them she might have had a chance!!

  65. December 3, 2010 at 4:37 am
    Keylaine says:
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    Jazze Pha isn’t that good of a producer seriously how many hits has he produced and how many of them are actually good songs?…I hate when people act like if Ciara hook back up with him things will magically be amazing….IT WONT! She probably do even worse lol

    If anything she needs to hook up back up with Lil John, Dre & Vidal, Bangladesh, Polow Da Don, and Soundz& Infinity for her next album. Maybe a song by Darkchild. If she did that and actually wrote MOST of each of the songs like she did on Goodies & Evolution then she would truly be back! But her letting Dream and other people do most of the writing she will still be stuck in the same boat.

  66. December 3, 2010 at 4:40 am
    toni says:
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    tricky and dream did not produce the whole album, can you not see that their were other producers on the cd

  67. December 3, 2010 at 4:48 am
    Mr. FENTY says:
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    This is so sad, i pity the poor thing who put her heart and soul into it. But like someone mentioned, it’ll be lucky if it sold over 100,000 first week. She should of release it in the summer, when Ride was at it’s peak in radio play. smh- tragic

  68. December 3, 2010 at 4:49 am
    Imanni says:
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    @Keylaine
    MY BAD! I didnt know all those other people were producing her albums. I always saw Jazzy and Lil Jon in all the videos so I was just assuming.

  69. December 3, 2010 at 5:01 am
    Christopher Smith says:
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    How in the HELL are you going to criticize something you have not heard in entirety. Yall havent heard nothing more than 30 second clips of those songs. 30 SECOND CLIPS. A song is 4 to 5 minutes long. Thats like judging a movie by what somebody else says and not seeing it for yourself. WTF. After the albums release, and you buy it, listen to every song then you can address your opinion. It just makes me mad that nobody wants to see here succeed after all the hard work she puts into her creations. The least yall can do is wait until you hear every song before knocking somebody’s hustle. This s*** is ridiculous. What GOD has for you nobody can block. So Cici just needs to keep doing her thang, and everything else will fall into place. When she drop a #1 hit, i dont want any of yall hating asses to jump on the Cici band wagon because you are not welcomed.

  70. December 3, 2010 at 5:07 am
    sugarwalls says:
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    I love Ciara! She’s undeniably talented
    However, She lacks the charm! She just don’t have that elusive x factor to appeal to fans!

  71. December 3, 2010 at 5:10 am
    latin86 says:
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    Hmmm I loved RIDE but I ain’t heard anything else good as. Follow ups….ima need ciara to bring it or sit down sumwhere just sayn dahln

  72. December 3, 2010 at 5:28 am
    karen says:
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    you Neva know these day really how cd gonna do Truthfully I throught Ne-yo Cd gonna Flop badly but he pull off pretty good number so Ci-Ci might could do the same

  73. December 3, 2010 at 6:06 am
    mark ginnis says:
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    Erykah badu speaks on @misskeribaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skEvdFYtj4A

  74. December 3, 2010 at 6:08 am
    Kyle says:
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    I agree with all the comments sadly but truely. I feel like she had quite the buzz during early summer when she originally planned to release the album as planned in August. I am very concerned with how this album might affect Ciara’s career…She’ll be lucky to debut in the top 10 with this album, top 20 is even a stretch at this point. I am obviously going to buy this album and I know I’m gonna like it because I’m a big Ciara fan, it just sucks how this project went sour for her. I feel like this has been a complete repeat of what happened LAST TIME.

  75. December 3, 2010 at 6:12 am
    Jamie says:
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    I don’t mean any harm, but this album is pure garbage. It doesn’t even touch her past albums. Her voice is not strong on any of the songs, and is very displeasing to the ear. It also doesn’t help that the songs are mediocre–no substance, the lyrical content stinks, and are altogether not memorable.

  76. December 3, 2010 at 6:22 am
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    Look she probs gunna flopp hard, not everyyone can be Kelly Rowland and score hit after hit, but GOOD LUCK cici!

    ~~
    Support Ms Kelly!

  77. December 3, 2010 at 6:25 am
    ChrisJCRM says:
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    Ppl need 2 stop comparing Ciara 2 Janet cuz this is just a disgrace. I heard snippets of the album on Amazon and Trent is rite. The singles is the strongest tracks on the album. When Ride came out back in April, everyone was talking about Ciara and that would have make perfect sense 2 drop the album. Now the album comes out nxt 2 weeks and she decides to promote. The fire been burn out baby girl. For the looks at it, BI look like it will flop harder than FR. I always taught Ciara would have become as big as Bey or even Janet esp going into the her evolution era but not anymore. Now that Britney annouced shes coming and Ga Ga soon 2 debute, hell even Bey, its over. O well at the end of the day, @ least she can still out dance everyone else!!!!

  78. December 3, 2010 at 7:00 am
    cane says:
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    prefer to wait and buy Briney’s album.
    Heard she put all of her good effort on that epic album.
    This gonna heat up the industry.

    I don’t see any of struggling,…coz Britney, gaga and Beyonce deliver us with different gnre of musics. But for me,..Britney always give the fresh one rather than ‘years old’ music that Bee and Gaga bring on.

    So i prefer to be with Britney even she need to lip-sync all over the place.
    Who cares,…we just want a good music.

  79. December 3, 2010 at 7:01 am
    Dave says:
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    Sad how much her fans overseas support her than the ones in her own home country *smdh*. They truly “Ride” for her.

  80. December 3, 2010 at 7:12 am
    Stacy says:
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    Haven’t heard the album and I suspect 99% of the people commenting also haven’t heard the album so yall are in here discussing Trent’s opinion and not the actual music.

    I’m buying Basic Instinct and I’ll formulate my own opinion , because mine is the only opinion that matters.

  81. December 3, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Jasmine says:
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    “Keylaine

    December 3, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Jazze Pha isn’t that good of a producer seriously how many hits has he produced and how many of them are actually good songs?…I hate when people act like if Ciara hook back up with him things will magically be amazing….IT WONT! She probably do even worse lol

    If anything she needs to hook up back up with Lil John, Dre & Vidal, Bangladesh, Polow Da Don, and Soundz& Infinity for her next album. Maybe a song by Darkchild. If she did that and actually wrote MOST of each of the songs like she did on Goodies & Evolution then she would truly be back! But her letting Dream and other people do most of the writing she will still be stuck in the same boat”

    I agree. All the producers you mentioned would have been great for her to work with. Her label put a lot of money into this album and it could have been spread to them producers instead of the ones she worked with. I like “Ride” and I think if she had done a less racier video for the song BET would have played it. The other singles that she had videos for seemed like her label’s desperate attempt to put out the existing effort instead of having Ciara record more songs.

    Also, Jazze Pha is not a bad producer. He has talent. Any producer that has his type of talent that is not being utilized is bound to have a few hits ready for an artist like Ciara. He produced Goodies on her first CD and he could have produce another hot song for her (not an entire CD).

    I don’t think this CD will make or break her career. Ciara can dance and carry a tune so maybe her next CD will be better. Her label seems to stick by their artists so I doubt she will be dropped if the CD flops.

  82. December 3, 2010 at 8:50 am
    YOOS says:
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    I do love Ci and all, but a flop I think, really enjoy the album, but the tracks, and most sound the same. Unfortunately i do not think she will do that well. Hope for a deluxeeee :)

  83. December 3, 2010 at 9:53 am
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    hmm k, i kinda agreed with the review and I LOVE CICI TO DEATH, but i dont agree that we waited 4 more months for only 11 tracks(12 if bought off itunes) and how jive jus ignored speechless and jump right to gimme that.! and now gimme that not even chartin.! most of the songs are pretty gud i do agree that girls get your money is weak, but why didnt she put blauw, secret, im up in the bank and soo much more she coulda add. imeen freaking dirty money has lik 16 tracks and they ish got push back before for like 2yrs. This makes me soo made cuz i want the best for her she def. deserve it and for singles like whats my name to go numb 1 and gimme that doesnt makes me upset.! rihanna didnt do s*** but sit around and walk dwn the street, ciara f****** worked hard on dancing and outfits and errthang. she put soo much into that video and people dont care enough to support her. But its cool im fa Ciara all day even if she sell only 4 copies in the first week. She stays true to her self and never give up. s*** fantasy ride album is still doin better than sum of these so called artist who can sing better then her(i.e. mya, janelle monae, amerie, teairra mari, tyra b, n more.!) but i still support u cici and imma def. goin to but the album both hard copy and itunes.! Im hoping basic instinct sells $175,000-$225,000 in its first week.! and i kno its not gon be numba 1 cuz of micheal jackson cd but like top #3.! LETS GO TEAM CICI.!!!

  84. December 3, 2010 at 9:54 am
    GangsterA says:
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    i didn’t listen to the album but i agree with the release date augst was great and pepole were checkin for her now i don’t know cici i will listen to it before i buy it lets see if it worth buying

  85. December 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    BeyBeyBey says:
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    can’t wait!

  86. December 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    royalkev says:
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    I honestly think people want to have a chance to say, I told you so! They eagerly anticipate seeing Ciara fail. It’s as if they want to punish her for not being able to control her, rather than see a worthy album perform well in it’s first week. I sense bitterness, because Ciara has so many scrutinizing everything she’s done in the past year on a personal level. Oddly enough it’s for all the wrong reasons. It’s so much resentment that it’s almost impossible for her to impress anyone, no matter how hot the album is. For some people, I don’t even think it’s about the music anymore. People hated the fact that she moved to Cali and became more “hollywood”, then people complained about her being too articulate(and thought she was being someone she’s not by speaking proper, instead of being proud of her growth). Then some people hate her choice of friends. Having an association with the Kardashians made so many people judge her. Also this thing that stuck with her throughout the year – was she’s unfocused and partying too much instead of promoting. Ciara could be a walking billboard for Basic Instinct and it still would not be enough.

    …So what happens, she conjures up a well crafted album. If this was alot of other artist , it would have been the best sh*t ever. I don’t have any bias when it comes to music. A good song is still a good song, even if I hate the artist. It also doesn’t take long for me to know a good song. I heard the snippets and I’m certain that Ride, Yeah I know, Turn it up, Wants for dinner, Heavy rotation and I run it are solid and above average! Girls get your money is awful, You can get it – forgettable. Basic Instint, Gimmee dat and Speechless – average. This makes most of the album listenable. I’m sure this would meet most people standards, especially with all the crapy music that is out(from so many artist on a grand scale to a small one). It’s sad that she does getting the backing she deserves(not only from her label, but from her “fans”). I hope this does well, because so many are jumping on band wagons and running all the catch phrases of the year when it concerns Cici. She’s an underdog, but if anyone deserves a real shot it’s Ciara. The one thing I have always agreed with is, that this album may have had a great shot at success if it came out in August. Still, getting past that – and realizing that Ciara delivered with a great album, doesn’t make me want to penalize her. I wish her the best on 12-14-10.

  87. December 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    royalkev says:
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    *** orrection: It’s sad that she DOESN’T get the backing she deserves(not only from her label, but from her “fans”). ****

  88. December 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    harris says:
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    Haterz F U
    we are repetitive repetitive and repetitive!!!

    Ciara’s new album is simply a very respectable album rnb
    STOP!

  89. December 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    harris says:
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    royalkev
    i don’t think!!!!

  90. December 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Yellow Gorillah says:
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    I dont even know what to sayyy

    Yes I also agree she should have released it in August when ride was hot then gimmie that as the second single do all the promo theeeeeen drop the album but nooo she had to release the album like 4 months later loooool I cant

    I think it will Flop but I think it might be a good thing so it will make her wake up and she really needs to change records comanys jive just aint cutting it she needs new managment new producers and old producers and she might be ok =| but her dancing ————-> the rest

  91. December 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    RosaRubbel says:
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    I really don’t know about this album! How long have her fans been waiting for this? Ciara was hot in April, when she released ‘Ride’, everyone was on the blogs etc. But now? This projected has been labelled as a flop since her pushback in August. December is by far the worst release date for her album, because there’s a lot of competition out there and Ciara is known for club anthems, which don’t really fit the winter, in my opinion.
    I have to admit I was a fan again after ‘Ride’ & ‘Speechless’, but the wait has been too long & I think I’m not the only one who is over this project!

  92. December 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    rh says:
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    i think her album is going to do really good she been promote a lot and yeah speechless number 1 on the radio and gimme dat was number 1 on 106 and park and yeah please don’t say negative dang about her .Basic instinct most deciated album to fans .so yeah watch the abulm do good ciara is going to shut all the haters up so watch her and shut up

  93. December 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    I can not get excited with Ciara’s new album as she has now been talking about this album for at least a year now. Artist should not be naming an album before a release date has been set and how can you release an album 3-4 months after your only successful single charted.

  94. December 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    lisa says:
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    CIARA HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND SHE IS THE BEST DANCER I’VE EVER SEEN, SHE DOES IT NATURALLY LIKE NOBODY ELSE AND I’M GOING TO BUY 100 ALBUMS ON THE FIRST DAY FOR STOCKING STUFFERS FOR CHRISTMAS, WE CAN’T WAIT FOR DECEMBER 14TH 2010, LOVE YOU CIARA A FAN TO THE END!

  95. December 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    Trina says:
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    flop

  96. December 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    kerron says:
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    u gave rihanna LOUD 2/5 but u give this s*** ass album a 2.5/? so biass not one those songs can chart on the billboard…..

  97. December 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    Robier says:
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    @CHRIS_VAUGHN …. YES WHEN WILL PEOPLE REALIZE THAT TRICKSTER/THE-FAT DREAM HAVE FAILED 4/5 + ALBUMS THIS YR. THEY NEED TO REST

  98. December 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    Rebecca says:
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    For Ciara’s next single, I hope she drops that song with Usher.

    I really feel bad for her and I wish her well

  99. December 3, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Vosha says:
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    OK IF CIARA FINNA GO HARD PROMOTING SHE BETTER PULL A TREY SONGZ!!! GET ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY TO BACK HER UP!!! DIDDY, THE KARDASHIANS, LALA, I DON’T CARE CAUSE I REALLY WANT HER TO DO GOOD THIS TIME AROUND!!!

    STEPS
    1) GET ON 106&PARK AND HAVE YOUR OWN DAY ON THE ALBUM’S RELEASE LIKE TREY SONGZ & NICKI MINAJ! I DIDNT THKINK TREY WAS GONNA DO GOOD BUT HE SOLD OVER 200,000K HIS FIRST WEEK!!!

    2) GET ON TV!!! LENO, LOPEZ TONIGHT, LETTERMAN! IDC DO IT!

    3) DO SOME FIRE ASS REMIXES WITH I.E – DRAKE, KANYE, OR DO A “GIMMIE DAT” DANCE REMIX WITH CHRIS BROWN! MAKE A VIDEO FOR IT AND HAVE A DANCE OFF

    4) MAKE GUEST APPEARENCES ANYWHERE!!!

    ANNNNNDDDD
    5) IF THE ALBUM FLOPS DROP JIVE CAUSE THEY DONT PROMOTE s*** WELL I.E.-

    BRITNEY SPEARS – “BLACKOUT”
    JORDIN SPARKS – “BATTLEFIELD”
    CHRIS BROWN – “GRAFFITI” (NOW GRAMMY NOMINATED)
    R. KELLY – ANY ALBUM AFTER “DOUBLE UP”

  100. December 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Mario #1 says:
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    honestly i wont respond 2 tha negativity being thrown..i dnt get why yall dnt think she knows what she’s doin…so yall say she hasnt been promoting right,,,so u call hosting 106 for a week,performing allthrough austraila…she’s on her way 2 tha uk and china thru next week, power106,chitown, detriot just 2 name a few….not only that can she get a f****** hand clap for having tha most watch video of tha yr according 2 music choice with 116 mil views Ride, gimme dat has been tha #1 video in tha uk 4 8wks now….and she just won an aard @ soul train music awards….she is relying on airplay not digital downloads thats why she didnt rush speechless or gimme dat 2 itunes and thats why ride sold 1.2 million downloads worldwide…yall so quick 2 jump on band wagons and ridicule when u dont do reasearch…oh and congrats C ride is a officially a gold ringtone …get that money

  101. December 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:
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    I REALLY LIKE THIS GIRL. I THINK SHE IS TO DAMN NICE. ITS ALMOST LIKE PEOPLE R TRYING TO SREW THIS GIRL OVER. I LIKED HER LAST CD. I AM NOT FEELING THIS MUCH, BUT I AM BUYING IT ANYWAY JUST TO SUPPORT HER. SHE NEEDS TO CHANGE HER WHOLE TEAM BEFOR ITS TO LATE

  102. December 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    Mario #1 says:
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    and whether this album flops or not Ciara is still gonna be around…whether she stays with jive or not she still can start her own label u ppl r muniacle as a box of kittens…thats why ciara is gettin 150k 2 perform and keri is only getting 40k ppl can afford keri and not ciara……!2-!4-2010…and i guarentee when she does promo starting monday her performances r gonna be Epic

  103. December 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:
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    BUT I THINK IT WILL GROW ON ME

  104. December 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    simple asses says:
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    I PREVIEWED THE ALBUM, it sounds good… my question is, why is keri hilson being brought up in a ciara post? stfu keri aint got s*** to do with ciara’s album let them be!

  105. December 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    jeneil says:
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    god the sales of this is going to be TRAGIC.
    ciara might as well call up E!/BET/VH1 for a reality show, cuz we all know it’s bound to happen.

  106. December 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    RonaldMatters.com says:
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    TRENT AND I USUALLY SHARE THE SAME VIEW ON ARTISTS …SO IF HE SAYS THIS ALBUM IS BITTER…I BELIEVE HIM.

  107. December 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK says:
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    CIARA NEEDS TO SUE THESE BOTTOM FEEDER BLOGS FOR ATTEMPTING OVER AND OVER TO AFFECT HER SALES WITH SLANDER. SHE NEEDS TO SUE NOW.

    ALL THE SONGS R GREAT!!!!!!!

    SHE WILL ALWAYS BE A TOP PERFORMER BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CAN REPLACE HER. JUST LIKE NO ONE CAN REPLACE THE STYLE, DANCE AND SONG OF MICHAEL JACKSON.

  108. December 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK says:
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    @royalkev
    ALL THIS CIARA HATING ON A PERFECT YOUNG LADY WITH AMAZING TALENT IS BEING PAID FOR BY DEVIL WORSHIPPING RIHANNA. DONT BE FOOLED. THAT CRAZY BISH IS USING ALL HER TIME, MONEY AND RESOURCES HATING ON COMPETITION. IN REALITY SHE REALLY HAS NO SKILLS TO GO UP AGAINST TRULY GREAT ARTIST LIKE CIARA. THE FOOL IS PURELY INSANE.

  109. December 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @VOSHA

    You can not blame Jive records for not promoting Blackout as Britney was going through a Breakdown during that time and as for Chris Brown he was never going to have big album after what happened with Rihanna.

    He released the album to quickly. Jive would have promoted he massively as they had done with other albums of his.

    As for Ciara I think Jive gave up on her that why they are not wasting so much money on her.
    Ciara is doing a lot wrong with her career how can you let two people produce your entire album. Noone does that as this is quite risky. She should have worked with some of the people like Jazza Pha who produced her biggest hits. Or she should try to get herself a reality TV show.

  110. December 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm
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    I mean all her song are the same I mean can you really say there is a huge difference between her song Gimme Dat, Work and Get Up.

    She should sing about something different and stop using the same beats.

  111. December 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Me says:
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    Seriously why are you giving a review on the album and it didnt even come out yet ? and Im getting this album no matter what love CIARA till i die!( True Ciara Fan) unlike some of u claiming to be a fan

  112. December 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK says:
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    @misimpartial
    BISH U SOUND JUST LIKE A JEALOUS INSIDER. REAL FANS R HOSPITAL WORKERS, TELECOMMUNICATION WORKERS, ETC., AND DONT KNOW SH8T ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

    KEEP YOUR JEALOUS AZZ COMMENTS TO YOUR DAMN SELF, AND STOP TRYING TO HURT HER CAREER WITH YOUR DAMN NICE/NASTY ADVICE. CIARA WILL BE A STAR JUST LIKE MICHAEL WAS A STAR FOREVER. RECORD LABELS CANT STOP HER DESTINY. ONLY SHE CAN DO THAT. HER FATHER WAS A MILITARY MAN, AND SHE’S MUCH TOO STRONG TO ALLOW YOUR SORRY AZZ TO STOP HER CAREER.

    LOW LIFE SON OF A BISH.

  113. December 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK

    First of all there is no need to use that kind a language with me. How can u say that her real fans are Hospital workers and so on and talk the way u do.

    And how can I hurt her career with stating my opinion it’s not like I own a media station. I am just saying she should do something different as what she is currently doing is not bringing her any sales or chart hits.

  114. December 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK says:
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    World Singles

    Official Top 100
    World Top 100 chart based only on sales. The most popular singles compiled from a worlwide sample of Top 100 Sales Charts from 65 countries around the world and provided by Top40-Charts.com
    every Saturday.

    #7 – Love s** Magic
    Ciara & Justin Timberlake

    KEEP YOUR DIRTY LIES w****. I DONT SEE RITARD RIRI OR NICKI NO TALENT NO WHERE ON THE WORLD TOP 100 CHART. U PIECE OF HORSE SH8T

  115. December 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK

    Which song are u referring to Love s** and Magic.
    That was only successful because of Justin as there was not another song that charted.

    Any way I do not begrudge Ciara success.

  116. December 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm
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    Grammy Award Winning, and multi platinum artist Ciara gets back to basics with Basic Instinct which features the new uptempo single “Gimmie Dat” which is at Australian radio now. The video directed by Melina and Ciara, showcases Ciara’s signature jaw dropping moves and feisty beats.

    Initially heightening anticipation for Basic Instinct was the s***, sensual first single “Ride”. The mid-tempo track, produced by Tricky Stewart and The Dream, features frequent Ciara collaborator Ludacris, who adds a devilishly clever verse to the song. “Ride” was received well in the US with the single peaking at No. 3 on the Urban Mainstream chart. The sultry video-set off by Ciara’s unparalleled, lithe dance moves-boasts more than 15 million YouTube views.

  117. December 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    janie says:
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    @VOSHA
    NOW THAT IS GOOD ADVICE.

    MANY STARS LIKE BRANDY, FANTASIA, TREY SONGZ, AND MONICA HAD TO FOLLOW THEIR CDS WITH TV SHOWS JUST TO SELL A MODEST NUMBER.

    I’D LOVE TO SEE CIARA IN A TV SHOW. I FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER AND HER LIFE OF MODELING, SHOWS, AND TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD IS A YOUNG GIRL’S DREAM LIFE. MEN FALL AT HER FEET. I’D LOVE TO WATCH HER GLAM LIFE ON TV.

  118. December 4, 2010 at 12:26 am
    Keylaine says:
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    @janie I doubt Ciara would ever do a Reality TV show. She is very private, Ciara is very good at only being seen when she wants to, most of the time when she isn’t working on a album or about to release it she’ll completely go off the radar. When she is working on one she only lets people see her shopping thats about it. I couldnt see her or Beyonce, or Ashanti or a few others with Reality TV shows only because of how private they are.

  119. December 4, 2010 at 1:24 am
    cocoa49 says:
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    If only her people would have let her drop the album in August. With Ride going big as it did she didn’t even have to drop another single. I was disappointed when i heard it was dropping the end of the year. I heard she is doing a couple of shows starting next week. Maybe this will help her some. Good luck to her

  120. December 4, 2010 at 1:30 am
    cocoa49 says:
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    Oh and i don’t think it will flop that bad. She may surprise yall and hit high numbers the first week.

  121. December 4, 2010 at 1:55 am
    NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) says:
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    TO ALL BRANDY HATERZ CHECK THIS OUT AND GET INSPIRED WITH THE REAL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  122. December 4, 2010 at 2:39 am
    Jeannie says:
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    real fans are pre-ordering on amazon

    if nicki minaj with all her MASSIVE millions of dollars exposure, and being on EVERYONE CD could only sell 150 thousand then Ciara with her very limited exposure and marketing will be doing good if she sells 100,000. ciara has almost no presence in a major city like chicago with a large black middle class. i just left there. Ride was a major hit even when dirty BET banned it. WHEN SHE GETS WITH THE RIGHT RECORD COMPANY SHE GONE BLOW UP BIGGER THAN BEYONCE DID WITH SLEEPING WITH CAMEL AND SPENDING HIS MONEY ON DISTORTING THE SELLS.

  123. December 4, 2010 at 2:41 am
    CIARA BANGIN ON 106 AND PARK ALL WEEK says:
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    @keylane
    Ciara will do whatever she needs to do for her career.

  124. December 4, 2010 at 2:54 am
    Stars says:
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    A new Ciara album, omg its gonna be the best album ever and sell really well.. someone throw some cold water on me.. to calm me down.. this makes me wet

  125. December 4, 2010 at 7:40 am
    yrgdf says:
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    Life is so lonely. Maybe you want to check out ??

    :) — Bla c kw h it eF lirts. C” 0- M — :)

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  126. December 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Blue Kid says:
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    Jive is not in to those 360 contract where has the record company gets 80 percent of what you earn, like most record companies. And artist on Jive label got to get out there and promote themselves. There is know buying up the artist albums are any of the luxuries that most record companies do to make their artist look banging.

    With our a 360 deal you get little to none endorsement and the only time you are approached by endorsers is because you have a song they wish to use to sale their product and you just come along has the complete package.

    I don’t know why Jive does the things that they do, but it has hurt Ciara and she deserves so much more.

  127. December 5, 2010 at 12:40 am
    Rob says:
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    Her career is basically over. She can always do Playboy or better yet Dancing With the Stars. Lol

  128. December 5, 2010 at 2:54 am
    Ciara Stan 21 says:
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    12-14-10——-Ciara—-Basic Instinct——————

  129. December 5, 2010 at 5:45 am
    LEGEND IN THE MAKING says:
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    @D-MAC I AGREE WITH YEW 100% I LOVE CIARA AND WISH HER THE BEST SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW REAL ARTIST ND PERFORMERS OUT TODAY ITZ SAD TO SEE OTHERS WITH LESS TALENT SUCCEED ND NOT HER . BUT I HAVE FAITH IN HER .

  130. December 5, 2010 at 6:17 am
    Marcus says:
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    I’m disappointed… I’m almost certain Fantasy Ride had plenty of unreleased leftover material that could’ve been better suited for this Basic Instinct album. I’m not loving many of the snippets at all. She can not go back to the basics without pulling in the producers who gave her some of her biggest hits from the start: Jazze Pha, Missy Elliott, Polow Da Don, and Lil Jon. The-Dream has stale productions at this point. Ugh. I predict 40K first week sales. =/

  131. December 6, 2010 at 12:50 am
    ABC says:
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    The album is better the the review you gave

    I agree with what ituneschat said on twitter, that you probably wrote the review based on the snippets not the actual album

  132. December 6, 2010 at 1:36 am
    tones says:
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    last time I checked critic reviews of albums didn’t matter: Chris Brown’s Graffit album has a score of 37/100 and is nomianted for 3 Grammys and Rihanna’s Rated R has a score of 76/100, MJB’s Stronger with Each Tear has a score of 75/100, Rick Ross’ Teflon Don has a score of 80/100 and The-Dreams Love King has a score of 77/100 and none of them were nominated for a single Grammy this year. For all the haters: Ciara has been promoting overseas that why she’s not in the US and she has like 6 or 7 TV appearances over the next week or so including a 106 & Park Takeover day, she’s promoted on BET, MTV, Twitter and on the radio and in several magazines. Even though Basic Instinct is expected to sell 90 – 125k in the first week, I’m pretty surer it’ll sell well overall, I’m pretty sure she’s gonna release You Can Get It, Yeah I Know, Heavy Rotation and Turn It Up as singles and based on the snippets, they all sound really good. But I bet the haters will buy the album just to say negative s*** about it. Basic Instinct in stores 12-14-10 #TeamCiara

  133. December 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Jodys from paris says:
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    Trent, do us all a favor, keep ur opinions 4 urselv, save ur lil speech, i rele dun mind wht u think, since im buyin BI, dun get me wrong. release ur album n we’ll see. i dun need an artist to make big promo, buzz or apearance to buy the album. Ci’s my gurl n im buyin the album. btw in ears she can sing, i dunno whts stuck in urs. get a life

  134. December 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Jodys from paris says:
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    Trent, do us all a favor, keep ur opinions 4 urself, save ur lil speech, i rele dun mind wht u think, since im buyin BI, dun get me wrong. release ur album n we’ll see. i dun need an artist to make big promo, buzz or apearance to buy the album. Ci’s my gurl n im buyin the album. btw in my ears she can sing, i dunno whts stuck in urs. get a life

  135. December 9, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Jay says:
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    CIARA 12.14.10 CANT WAIT =)

  136. December 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    Neek says:
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    Yep thiis review is 100% true ive been a cici fan since Goodies and have always purchased at least two album if not more at the time when they first droped i will only sadly be buying 1 copy this time around i really holding in there for ciic i hope she does some switching around …….with her team and maybe even lable she a great artist and performer something not being done right in ur camp

  137. December 10, 2010 at 3:44 am
    Jarrett Goer says:
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    I just felt that the album could a been a million times better. The production is just terrible, i mean come on now, the dream and tricky produced every song. The album just sounds like it’s lacking control and substance. The songs are not hits, its just album fillers. Ciara already doesnt have the best voice as it is and the songs doesnt capature the classic ciara that we all love from the goodies era. I was hoping she would leave the pop music in the basement and gear towards hip hop, R&b and crunk. Lil Jon, Jazza Pha, Polen De Lon, Missy Elliot, hell even Rodney Jerkins, sterotypes, and of course man hell timbland would have given her a good quality sound. The songs just dont add up to fill up a quailty album. the album has been pushed back way too many times and should have been released in october, poor promotion and poor choice of singles will turn this album into a flop, she will be a forgotten artist like ashanti , tweet , mya, saldy but true.

    boring album
    needs better producers missy, jazza pha, rodney jerkins, polen, claude kelly, sterotypes, and timbland.
    more party ciara jams
    better promotion

  138. December 10, 2010 at 3:46 am
    Jarrett Goer says:
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    11 songs, come on now 13 tracks wouuld have been great, fantasy ride was much better than this, she needs to move to altanic records!!

  139. December 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    use to be fan says:
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    First of all a label is only going to put money behind the artist if they know the artist can sale the album. That just goes to show you how much faith they had in their own artist. There was no need to put money behind promotion because the label knew ciara album was able to compete right now. Had they put more money into promotion and had ciara change up a style a lil might have made the sales a lil better. I use to be a big fan but Ciara is played out. Her last good album was evolution and to be honest it pissed me off cause there was only like 4 good songs. But i feel like ci ci has shown us all that she can do. And that queen of down south hip hop or what ever you call it , its a bit played out. Who cant pop and shake a lil ass! LOL, It’s time for ciara to stop all the damn dancing and focus on her vocals and s** appeal. Right now was not a good time to drop her album cause she cant not no way in hell compete with the big names out right now. I listened to her new album and she only has 3 good songs, and those include the tracks the Dream wrote and helped produce. time to LET IT GO CIARA.

  140. December 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    use to be fan says:
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    First of all a label is only going to put money behind the artist if they know the artist can sale the album. That just goes to show you how much faith they had in their own artist. There was no need to put money behind promotion because the label knew ciara album wasnt able to compete right now. Had they put more money into promotion and had ciara change up a style a lil might have made the sales a lil better. I use to be a big fan but Ciara is played out. Her last good album was evolution and to be honest it pissed me off cause there was only like 4 good songs. But i feel like ci ci has shown us all that she can do. And that queen of down south hip hop or what ever you call it , its a bit played out. Who cant pop and shake a lil ass! LOL, It’s time for ciara to stop all the damn dancing and focus on her vocals and s** appeal. Right now was not a good time to drop her album cause she cant not no way in hell compete with the big names out right now. I listened to her new album and she only has 3 good songs, and those include the tracks the Dream wrote and helped produce. time to LET IT GO CIARA.

  141. February 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm
    Nana says:
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    bless her… but its difficult now with the likes of keri hilson and rihanna

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