Ciara [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Whether she was dropped, released, or merely shifted away from her deal with LaFace parent Jive, Ciara was displeased with the lack of support given to Fantasy Ride and Basic Instinct. Her self-titled fifth album sees her back with LaFace co-founder L.A. Reid, president of Epic, whose roster added several LaFace artists due to distributor Sony's consolidation of labels. Ciara took plenty of time to develop the album -- long enough for delays, a scrapped lead single ("Sweat"), the release of various non-album cuts, and even a change of title (originally One Woman Army). The result isn't a muddled mess but another lean and focused set, despite the involvement of several ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Whether she was dropped, released, or merely shifted away from her deal with LaFace parent Jive, Ciara was displeased with the lack of support given to Fantasy Ride and Basic Instinct. Her self-titled fifth album sees her back with LaFace co-founder L.A. Reid, president of Epic, whose roster added several LaFace artists due to distributor Sony's consolidation of labels. Ciara took plenty of time to develop the album -- long enough for delays, a scrapped lead single ("Sweat"), the release of various non-album cuts, and even a change of title (originally One Woman Army). The result isn't a muddled mess but another lean and focused set, despite the involvement of several writers and producers. A full-length partnership with fellow Atlanta native Mike Will, specialist in woozy and entrancing trunk rattlers, would have been ideal -- if perhaps too obvious -- but they do connect on "Body Party," one of Ciara's most attractive slow jams, as hot as "Promise" and "Speechless." Slinking and slightly predatory or confrontational content courses throughout the album, including the booming "Sophomore" ("So you say that you a bachelor/Well step your game up and get your master's), the winding "Keep on Lookin'" ("Keep on lookin', keep on lookin' with your lookin' ass), and the steamier, more gleaming likes of "Super Turnt Up" and "DUI." Those are the highlights, while the more energetic and/or pop-oriented material -- "Overdose," the Kid 'N Play-quoting "Livin' It Up," the mature and middling Future duet "Where You Go" -- is functional if not as memorable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2013
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 888837265829
  • Catalog Number: 372658
  • Sales rank: 188,072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Out - Nicki Minaj (3:58)
  2. 2 Sophomore (3:44)
  3. 3 Body Party (3:54)
  4. 4 Keep on Lookin' (3:17)
  5. 5 Read My Lips (4:08)
  6. 6 Where You Go (3:43)
  7. 7 Super Turnt Up (4:28)
  8. 8 DUI (4:35)
  9. 9 Livin' It Up - Nicki Minaj (3:45)
  10. 10 Overdose (3:44)
  11. 11 Body Party - B.o.B (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ciara Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Josie Aiello Background Vocals
Soundz Background Vocals
Livvi Franc Background Vocals
Theron Thomas Vocals
Paul "Hot Sauce" Dawson scratching
Ciara Harris Background Vocals
Asiah'h Eperson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kenneth Carter Composer
Joe Fritz Engineer
L.A. Reid Executive Producer
Keith Samuels Composer
Pat Thrall Engineer
William Hull Composer
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Curtis Reynolds Composer
Brian Sherrer Composer
Kuk Harrell Vocal Producer
Vernon Mungo Engineer
Ryan Williams Engineer
Josh Abraham Composer, Producer
Harvey Mason Jr. Engineer
Dave Ferguson Composer
Oliver Goldstein Composer
Ciara Composer, Executive Producer, Art Direction, Vocal Producer
Tommy Lumpkins Vocal Producer
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
Ken Sunshine Publicity
Dernst Emile Composer, Producer
Jasper Cameron Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Brian Cohen Composer
Dan Tobiason Engineer
Cameron Wallace Producer
Soundz Producer, Vocal Producer
Seth Firkins Engineer
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
LaTrice Burnette Marketing
Chris Llewellyn Composer
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Olivia Waithe Composer
Oligee Producer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Diana Gordon Composer
Rodney Terry Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Kenneth Coby Composer
Onika Maraj Composer
Keith Parry Engineer
Rock City Composer, Producer
Ciara Harris Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Courtney Lowery Publicity
Carlton Mahone Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. Composer
Michael L. Williams II Composer
Matt Champlin Engineer
Ali Tamposi Composer
Greg Morgan Sound Design
The Rockstars Producer
P-Nasty Producer
Pierre Ramon Slaughter Composer
Mike WiLL Made It Producer
The Madd Scientist Engineer
Sean "Elijah Blake" Fenton Composer
Susan McDonald Packaging Manager
The Co-Captains Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nayvadius "Future" Cash Composer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Lauren Ceradini Publicity
Cam Wallace Programming
Briele Douglass Publicity
Walter Carter Composer
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