Elliott, Missy : Take Away

Well, it's no 'Get Ur Freak On'...

Missy Elliott and producer/co-writer Timbaland have the Midas touch, of course, and can do no wrong. Erm, sort of. But this has got to be the dullest cut off ‘Miss E… So Addictive’, a sugary R&B ballad with no subversive sexual sermons, no chop-socky speedbeats, no dazzling verbal somersaults – just a straight declaration of love which transcends mere earthly riches. With Ginuwine and newcomer Charlene ‘Tweet’ Keys shouldering the bulk of the vocals, Missy the hyperkinetic maverick is cooking on a low heat here.

Stephen Dalton