Goodies

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Ashanti may call herself the princess of hip-hop soul, but the coronation was premature. On her crunked-up debut, Ciara is the R&B singer who oozes TLC-sass, round-the-way-girl swagger and Aaliyah-worthy sex appeal. She's accessible enough that other women want to emulate her street-savvy style, and from one listen to the Lil' Jon–produced and Petey Pablo–assisted title track, "Goodies," it's obvious what the fellas want from the Atlanta belle. But -- sorry, boys -- as she croons, "If you're looking for the goodies, keep on lookin' cause they stayed in the jar." To her credit, not only is Ciara chaste, but she also has a fine singing voice -- reminiscent of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Ashanti may call herself the princess of hip-hop soul, but the coronation was premature. On her crunked-up debut, Ciara is the R&B singer who oozes TLC-sass, round-the-way-girl swagger and Aaliyah-worthy sex appeal. She's accessible enough that other women want to emulate her street-savvy style, and from one listen to the Lil' Jon–produced and Petey Pablo–assisted title track, "Goodies," it's obvious what the fellas want from the Atlanta belle. But -- sorry, boys -- as she croons, "If you're looking for the goodies, keep on lookin' cause they stayed in the jar." To her credit, not only is Ciara chaste, but she also has a fine singing voice -- reminiscent of Beyoncé without all the self-indulgent trills. The daring pairing of her honey-dipped vocals with propulsive Dirty South production, predominantly by Jazze Pha, makes Goodies such a refreshing listen. For instance, the percussive "Lookin' at You" sounds inspired by a black college marching band, and "The Title" is a contemporary doo-wop ditty that samples L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad." The disc also features an impressive cast of collaborators including Missy Elliott, who co-wrote and adds a guest rap on the disco skate–reminiscent "1, 2 Step"; Ludacris on the bass-heavy gem "Oh"; and R. Kelly, who wrote and produced the mid-tempo valentine "Next to You." Indeed, Ciara's got the Goodies. Come and get some.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 828766281927
  • Catalog Number: 62819
  • Sales rank: 92,818

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Goodies (3:43)
  2. 2 1, 2 Step (3:22)
  3. 3 Thug Style (4:26)
  4. 4 Hotline (3:23)
  5. 5 Oh (4:16)
  6. 6 Pick Up the Phone (3:49)
  7. 7 Lookin' at You (3:25)
  8. 8 Ooh Baby (3:36)
  9. 9 Next to You (3:13)
  10. 10 And I (3:53)
  11. 11 Other Chicks (4:21)
  12. 12 The Title (4:21)
  13. 13 Goodies (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ciara Primary Artist, Vocals
R. Kelly Background Vocals
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Missy Elliott Rap
Jazze Pha Various, Rap
Lil Jon Rap
Ludacris Rap
Petey Pablo Rap
T.I. Rap
Rodney East Keyboards
Technical Credits
Mike Davis Engineer
C.P. Love Composer
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Leslie Brathwaite Engineer
Sandy Garrett Vocal Producer
Brian Stanley Engineer
Adonis Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Tom Coyne Mastering
A. Harris Composer
Jazze Pha Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Carlton Lynn Engineer
Lil Jon Producer
Ralph Cacciurri Engineer
Charles Sanders Engineer
Andre Harris Producer, Audio Production
Vern Spencer Engineer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Jim Bottari Engineer
Henry "Noonie" Lee Jr. Executive Producer
Vidal Davis Producer
Flash Technology Producer
C. Harris Composer
Andy Gallas Programming, Engineer
Ian Mereness Engineer
Arnold Wolfe Engineer
Courtney Walter Art Direction
V. Davis Composer
John Hanes Digital Editing
S. Garrett Composer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Vocal Producer
Carlos Bedoya Engineer
Vincent Dilorenzo Engineer
J.M. Cameron Composer
D. French Spencer Composer
Nico Solis Engineer
Sam Thomas Engineer
Kori Anders Engineer
Pierre Medore Vocal Producer
Steve "ESP" Nowacynski Engineer
Anthony "T.A." Tate Executive Producer
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I guess someone had to take the stand to become "the princess of crunk"

    Ciara's no vocal giant, but I'm sure that was evident from the first single. Her range is limited, but her vocals are solid on a lot of the tracks. Surprisingly, "Goodies" is where Ciara's vocals are at their weakest. During the time this CD came out she was close to the same category as Ashanti, Mya, and the majority of these females that were out there they might not be that amazing like there foremothers, but decent enough to make hits when coupled with the right production. And that's what saves this album - the production is on point. Jazze Pha seems to have done the bulk of it, but Diddy and R. Kelly contributed as well. “Goodies” & '1,2 step' were evidently the best tracks on this album which the radio couldn't get enough of. The main songs that I’ve listen to are "Thug Style", "Oh" feat. Ludacris (due to the beat), "Next to you" with R Kelly, "Ooh Baby" and "And I" (my fave). Filler is, of course, are bound to happen and some of these tracks are tolerable but I usually skip through them anyway. The one pet peeve that I do have regarding a CD is the doubling. The "Goodies" remix could have been left out and could have been replaced with another bumping track (it's the same song with a different rapper). Overall, “Goodies” has great production, decent lyrics, and catchy hooks. The only thing I would've preferred for this album is more ballads. Here’s hoping that Ciara focus more on her voice versus others' beats and hooks on her second album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GOOD cd !!!!

    GOODIES is the best cd ever!!! I have it, and it's off the hook!!! I listen to it every day, and my school is doing a talent show, and I am going to dance with two of my friends, to 1,2, step!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i'd give it zero stars if it were possible.

    yeah she's cute and nice and all that, but vocally she just isn't there yet. I couldn't get into any of the songs. The singing (if you can call it that) is extremely mediocre and she talks her way through most of the songs...sorry not a good album in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a reviewer

    I love ciara so much. I bought her cd in fye today. This cd is the best. I have a poster of her. Ciara's cd is number 1 it rocks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4 Words : I LOVE CIARA'S CD!!!!!!!!

    THIS IS THE BEST CD IN THE WORLD AND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE CIARA YOU ARE CRAZY. I MEAN HAVE YOU HEARD "1,2 STEP!" IT'S THE BEST SONG EVA!!!!!!! EVERYBODY HAS TO OWN THIS CD BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS TO REALIZE HOW MUCH TALENT SHE HAS. IT'S ASTRONOMICAL! IT'S NOT ONLY 5 STARS BUT AN INFINITY OF STARS!!! BUY THIS CD!!! (PREFERABLLY TODAY AT BARNESANDNOBLE.COM)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ciara Princess of Crunk n B

    Ciara debut cd is awesome. The songs on here just make you want to get up and dance. I highly recommmend this cd to all. I love it. My favorite songs are 1,2 Step and Oh. Keep doing the good work, Ciara.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOLEY MOLEY THIS CD IS INFECTIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't beleive how good this cd is!!!! Ciara has made a masterpiece with her first cd.All the song's are infectious and you will be catching yourself singing them at work, school, shower,grocery store, car, pretty much everywhere you go. My favorite song on the cd is Oh ft Ludacris and the video for it is simply banana's. Ciara can dance on my car any day she wants!!Buyer beware when buying this cd. It will take over your life!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R&B icon in the making

    Ciara.Her style is as unique as her name.I enjoyed her c.d,specially the song"Thugstyle" Her smooth,sensual voice keep you wanting more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Goodies Rules!

    This CD is so awesome! I am soooooooo into Ciara, so are my friends Crystal and Nicole! Whenever we have sleepovers we put the CD in the CD player and start making up dances! ( And I have to say, we do make up good ones since our role model is also Ciara! ) Anyway, This CD is so worth the money and I request it to people of all ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHOA!!!

    This was an awesome CD, I bought this CD for my friend's birthday, and she loved it. "Allie, you have to get this!" She said. So my dad and I went to Sam Goody, and I got it. I love it, and if you like hiphop, and R&B, you'd like this CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Out-stand-ing!!!!!

    This song is about enjoying yourself or in the club how ever it's about it have nice cool beats to all the songs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1 2 step is the best song ever

    This is a great Cd, especially 1 2 step. Buy it pepls. It is worth the money!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GRRRRRRREEEEEAAAAATTTT

    THIS CD IS THE BEST CD SINCE "TLC: NOW AND FOREVER: THE HITS", CIARA HAS EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR...SHE IS LIKE ANOTHER AALIYAH (REST IN PEACE) AND HAS THE TLC'S CRAZYSEXYCOOL TASTE. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS BEYONCE YOUBETTER WATCHOUT CAUSE CIARA IS COMING AND SHE IS HITTING HARD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a really good cd

    Ciara really impressed me. I really thought it would be a one hit type of cd, but I can flow through the whole thing. Much love to Ciara and I hope her next cd is as good as this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1-2 step rocks

    ciara is awesome you should get this cd it is worth the money. Every song in here rocks. This cd will get you off your seat and make you dance all night. I highly reccomend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    im not usually into R/B-hiphop but this cd i love

    ok well i noramally only listin to n e thing rock but my friend who is the total opposite of me got me listinin to it nd it is the best, her song 1,2 step is sweet, i love it alot so if u dont have this cd u should so get it, u wont regret it, its the best!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let Me See You 1,2 Step!

    I love this album! Ciara is really awesome. They're great dancce tracks. My friends are totally into her, too! Ciara is the new Queen of R&B!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Honey, Two Tracks Don't Make An Album

    Admittedly, 1,2 step is a catchy song. And so is 'Goodies' (until you hear it 50,000 times). However, they do not make Ciara's hodgepodge collection of moaning filler songs worth your 13 dollars; download those two (and maybe Hotline), and you've got all of the worthwhile components of the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of 2004

    Goodies album is one of the best in the late year of 2004. I think it's a outstanding record and I'll buy more of her albums any day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This STINKS

    Being the true R&B fan I am. 1, 2 Step and Goodies are the only worthwhile tracks on the album. The rest is repetitive lyrics and whining. Go do yourself a favor, and download 1, 2 Step and Goodies. And you'll be happier instead of wasting 14 bucks.

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