Seeing Sounds "Motherf---er, are you ADHD?" That's what N.E.R.D. ask on "Anti-Matter." It's a question that can be thrown back at Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae… Seeing Sounds "Motherf---er, are you ADHD?" That's what N.E.R.D. ask on "Anti-Matter." It's a question that can be thrown back at Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae… 2008-06-10 N.E.R.D. Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Seeing Sounds (2008)

N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams | THIRD N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds plays in the short-attention span theatre
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THIRD N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds plays in the short-attention span theatre
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2008; Lead Performance: N.E.R.D.; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

''Motherf---er, are you ADHD?'' That's what N.E.R.D. ask on ''Anti-Matter.'' It's a question that can be thrown back at Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley, given third LP Seeing Sounds' dizzyingly — and at times fantastically — short attention span. ''Anti-Matter'' sets rap to Jack White-style guitar fuzz; ''Windows'' suggests what it'd be like if Gnarls Barkley covered ''My Sharona''; and the ballad ''Sooner or Later'' climaxes in a Prince-ly guitar solo. In their hyperkinetic hands, even integrating an acoustic stand-up bass with electronic beats (''Yeah You'') seems perfectly natural. B+
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Originally posted Jun 13, 2008 Published in issue #998 Jun 20, 2008 Order article reprints