Basic Instinct

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
On her fourth album, Ciara works extensively with Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, the duo who collaborated on four of Fantasy Ride's best tracks. Unsurprisingly, the move fosters the singer's most consistent and unified release. For the most part, Nash and Stewart alter their ever-present sound just enough to avoid repeating themselves, albeit while incorporating some of their telltale sonic imprints -- the dive-bombing synths, the subtle background-vocal chirps, the unrivaled sonic opulence. They cover each base with great accuracy; there's a bombastic intro, a sleazy club track, some playful pop, and a ballad with a feather-light touch among ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
On her fourth album, Ciara works extensively with Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, the duo who collaborated on four of Fantasy Ride's best tracks. Unsurprisingly, the move fosters the singer's most consistent and unified release. For the most part, Nash and Stewart alter their ever-present sound just enough to avoid repeating themselves, albeit while incorporating some of their telltale sonic imprints -- the dive-bombing synths, the subtle background-vocal chirps, the unrivaled sonic opulence. They cover each base with great accuracy; there's a bombastic intro, a sleazy club track, some playful pop, and a ballad with a feather-light touch among them. The euphoric "Speechless" is the best of the seven Nash/Stewart productions, working a kind of regal slow-motion glide with synthetic horns and trunk-shaking bottom as Ciara's voice hovers in a love-struck daze. A few songs touch upon characteristics from Ciara's first two albums without being complete retreads; the Infinity-produced "Yeah I Know," for instance, enters like a low-profile update of "Goodies" -- Ciara is half confrontational, half flirtatious -- but incorporates a twisting, glitzed-out chorus. "Turn It Up," featuring Usher, improves upon Ciara's other attempts at aggressive dance-pop. It's one of the few effective Euro-flavored club numbers to be fronted by an R&B artist. Altogether, this is one of 2010's finest pop-R&B albums -- Ciara's best yet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 886977209222
  • Catalog Number: 772092
  • Sales rank: 82,670

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Basic Instinct (U Got Me) (3:28)
  2. 2 Ride (4:36)
  3. 3 Gimmie Dat (4:11)
  4. 4 Heavy Rotation (4:08)
  5. 5 Girls Get Your Money (3:32)
  6. 6 Yeah I Know (3:44)
  7. 7 Speechless (4:08)
  8. 8 You Can Get It (4:00)
  9. 9 Turn It Up (3:08)
  10. 10 Wants For Dinner (3:31)
  11. 11 I Run It (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ciara Primary Artist
Michael Thompson Guitar
Alex Al Bass
Lauren Evans Background Vocals
Monte Neuble Keyboards
Technical Credits
Pat Thrall Engineer, Vocal Effect
T. Williams Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Kuk Harrell Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Mark Pitts Executive Producer
C. Stewart Composer
Courtney Walter Art Direction
Josh Goodwin Vocal Engineer
Ciara Executive Producer
Soundz Producer
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
Josh Gudwin Vocal Engineer
C. "Tricky" Stewart Producer, Executive Producer
C. P. Harris Composer
M. Molina Composer
Christopher Bridges Composer
The Agency Producer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Kelly Sheehan Engineer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Producer, Executive Producer
Tyler "T-Minus" Williams Producer
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