Rolling Stone - p.1263 stars out of 5
-- "Packed with electro beats and Miami bass, cuts like 'I Proceed' and 'Bang It Up' blend hooks and underground club chicness."
Entertainment Weekly - p.96
"'Like A Boy' is a Ciara song par excellence: a stirring revenge fantasy, sung over symphonic keyboard stabs....The dance songs are rugged and terrific." -- Grade: B+
Q - p.1233 stars out of 5
-- "[A] superbly consistent R&B collection with the Fiddy team-up 'Can't Leave 'Em Alone' a sure-fire future hit..."
Vibe - p.112
"Quiet-storm throwback 'Promise' finds Ciara's Vanity 6-esque vocals nuzzling soft synth beats."
- 1.That's Right Featuring Lil Jon (disc 01)
- 2.Like A Boy
- 3.The Evolution of Music (Interlude)
- 5.I Proceed
- 6.Can't Leave 'Em Alone Featuring 50 Cent
- 7.C. R. U. S. H.
- 8.My Love
- 9.The Evolution of Dance (Interlude)
- 10.Make It Last Forever
- 11.Bang It Up
- 12.Get Up Featuring Chamillionaire
- 13.The Evolution of Fashion (Interlude)
- 14.Get In, Fit In
- 15.The Evolution of C (Interlude)
- 16.So Hard
- 17.I'm Just Me
- 18.I Found Myself
- 19.Addicted (disc 02 DVD)
- 20.Promise (Go and Get Your Tickets Mix) featuring R. Kelly
Photographers: Indrani; Markus Klinko.
On 2006's THE EVOLUTION, Ciara's follow-up to her breakthrough album, GOODIES, the Atlanta-based singer offers an assured set of songs that expand her signature crunk-leaning R&B sound. Featuring a cadre of ubiquitous producers, most notably the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and the Neptunes' Pharrell, and a handful of superstar rappers (50 Cent and Lil Jon, among others), the record largely finds Ciara in a poppier mode, as best revealed on the sensual, synth-heavy "Promise" and "Get Up," a frenetic dance number that incorporates Chamillionaire's deft rhymes to great effect. While GOODIES marked Ciara's arrival as a major R&B/hip-hop star, THE EVOLUTION cements her status as an artist who can work both within and outside of those stylistic boundaries.