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Critical Mass

Here’s how a sampling of music critics from across the country grade 10 current releases.

Ashanti, Ashanti MURDER INC./DEF JAM

C ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times C GREG KOT Chicago Tribune C EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today D EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald B- SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution B- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY C CRITICS’ AVERAGE

Vanessa Carlton, Be Not Nobody A&M

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] C [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] – [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] C+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] C [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Cee-Lo, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections ARISTA

B [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] A- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] B [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A- [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Kenny Chesney, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems BNA

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] B- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] – [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Elvis Costello, When I Was Cruel ISLAND

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] A- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] B- [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Plastic Fang MATADOR

B [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B+ [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] C [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] B- [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] – [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Moby, 18 V2

A [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B+ [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] B- [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

N.E.R.D., In Search Of… VIRGIN

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B+ [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] – [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Weezer, Maladroit GEFFEN

B [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] B [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] C+ [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot NONESUCH

A [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] A [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A [EVELYN McDONNELL The Miami Herald] B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]