Basic Instinct [+Digital Booklet]
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Basic Instinct [+Digital Booklet]

December 14, 2010

  Song Title Artist
Basic Instinct (U Got Me) Ciara
Ride Ciara Featuring Ludacris
Gimmie Dat Ciara
Heavy Rotation Ciara
Girls Get Your Money Ciara
Yeah I Know Ciara
Speechless Ciara
You Can Get It Ciara
Turn It Up Ciara featuring Usher
Wants For Dinner Ciara
I Run It Ciara
Digital Booklet: Basic Instinct

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 10, 2010
  • Release Date: December 10, 2010
  • Label: LaFace Records
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  • Total Length: 43:39
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  • ASIN: B004F1XFK2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,925 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aaah....Its alright I guess December 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I happen to like Ciara, but to be completely honest, I am not too fond of this "too sexy" Ciara. When she first arrived on the scene, she was not only a fresh, beautiful face, who could dance her BUTT off, but she also had fresh material to sing about. The thing I loved and respected about Ciara was she was absolutely stunning, she wore the baddest shoes I have ever seen (and still does :) ), she carried herself like a lady, yet sexy at the same time, and she knew how to make you get up and dance without subjecting her listeners to sexually suggestive lyrics. Now-a-days, Ciara has really "settled" for stripper-influenced choreography , but also, her lyrics allow you to make the assumption that she is quite a promiscuous female. I don't know....I understand Ciara is grown, but her style has changed...for the worst (and that is just MY OPINION--please do not attack me for my personal opinion because this is my review). Don't get me wrong, there are a few songs on the album that are absolute BANGERS: I.e. "Gimmie Dat, Girls Get Your Money, Wants For Dinner, and I Run It," but I guess I just expected a little more from her. Judging by the video/song "Basic Instinct (You Got Me)," I just knew Ciara was going back to her roots and make more hits with Missy Elliot, Jazze Pha, Lil John, etc. with songs such as "1, 2, Step, Lookin At You, That's Right, Like A Boy, Promise, Get Up, C.R.U.S.H., etc (I'm sure you get the point), but she didn't do that with this album. Don't get me wrong....Ciara has made a major improvement from her previous disappointing album that is entitled "Fantasy Ride," but I still expected more from Ciara! I love her R&B/Crunk music and I truly feel as though she is loosing her roots. I'm not saying the album is complete trash, but she could have done better. Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ciara Deserves More Airplay December 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Ciara Princess Harris is somewhat underrated as an artist, as she is capable of combining many elements into her music and videos. Her voice can be both sassy and sweet, she is a great dancer, and she has an element of sex appeal.

On "Basic Instinct," she is able to combine those elements effectively enough to produce a very entertaining, hook-filled hip hop/pop crossover album. On her first two albums (2004's "Goodies" and 2006's "The Evolution") the strongest moments were without question the singles, as "My Goodies," "1 2 Step," and "Like A Boy" were killer hits and burned up the charts. On her 2009 album "Fantasy Ride" she mixed in a few tender ballads, a duet with Justin Timberlake, and a few dancefloor anthems ("Work" is one of her best ever songs), but only one single managed the top 10.

Just over a year later, "Basic Instinct" has appeared, after several delays. The first two singles ("Ride" and "Gimme Dat") have not been huge chart hits, which is disappointing, because they are quite good (but not great) tracks. The best moments come during the middle of the album, when she teams up with Tricky Stewart for a couple of mainstream hip-pop gems ("Heavy Rotation" and "Yeah I Know'). Later in the album, there is a nice song featuring Usher, called "Turn It Up." As typically is the case with Usher, the song hits the mark.

In conclusion, Ciara has enough excellent songs here to make "Basic Instinct" a fine record, although not a great one. But in an era in which there are plenty of female singers all over the top of the charts who are turning out auto-tuned cheese, it is a shame that Ciara is not getting more airplay, because the quality of the best songs on this album are right up there with what Beyonce and Rihanna have done the past several years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Ciara has struggled as of late to hold a consistent fan base to `commercially' support her studio efforts. 2009's Fantasy Ride showed the first waning of the fan base Ciara built on 2004's Goodies and 2006's Ciara: The Evolution. 'Fantasy Ride' debuted at #3, but did so with nearly a 250,000 cut in album sales from the #1 bow of The Evolution. 'Fantasy Ride' ended up tanking and building very little buzz around its two most prominent singles, "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy and the Grammy-nominated "Love Sex Magic" featuring Justin Timberlake. Basic Instinct enters the market with lower expectations, but proves to be Ciara's most focused and cohesive effort to date. First single "Ride" is Ciara's steamiest, risqué single to date, but also finds the singer more invigorated than ever. `Basic Instinct' is on pace to give Ciara her lowest sales numbers, but let's face it - she's in the majority now with so many unimpressive sales for capable, urban albums. `Basic Instinct' may not buy `C' any new fans (unfortunately), but this is her best album buy a mile.

The biggest factor that makes `Basic Instinct' a capable effort is that the majority of the album is produced by R&B production stand-outs Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The-Dream" Nash. 2009's Fantasy Ride featured some excellent contributions from this team ("Like A Surgeon," "Lover's Thing," etc.) and so an album produced prominently seems more than appropriate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic....Extinct.
There aren't that many good songs on here which is pretty disappointing. I was getting ready to give this album 2 stars, but decided to listen to it again. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Booty poppin good music
If you enjoy dance and club music, you'll love this cd. Ciara is known for her high energy sound. I sue this when i work out. It gets me pumped up.
Published 15 months ago by N. Parker
3.0 out of 5 stars Ciara!
I love Ciara, but this cd didn't "do it" for me at all. I only liked a couple of songs (track 2 & 3). Other than that, I was disappointed. I'm sure the next cd will be on point.
Published 17 months ago by J.T
4.0 out of 5 stars "Loved It"
I just found out she released an album in "2010".... I guess because I was more worried about getting a job rather than if Ciara had a new album out but I rushed right over here... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jux4play
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it...
I dont know why this album sold less copies then her previous albums. I thought it was good..I was always jammin 2 it! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Cyclonefan
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good effort!
Currently, its tough being a Ciara fan. If people aren't using the old standby "she can't sing" comments, they're saying, "She'll never be on Beyonce's level" and rag about the... Read more
Published on February 19, 2012 by Christine Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars ego served
I really do love Ciara. This is great work out music. I have only listened particular cd a couple times. Read more
Published on October 17, 2011 by Bonni L. Philips
5.0 out of 5 stars Ciara-Basic Instinct
This is the best work Ciara has put out so far. I love all the songs on this albumn. The sound of the music is different from all the other cds Ciara has made but as an artist you... Read more
Published on July 26, 2011 by A. F. You
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Trust Your Instinct, Ciara
Uh oh, another below average cd by Ciara. Fantasy Ride has about 2 good songs on it and Basic Instinct has zero good songs on it. Read more
Published on March 3, 2011 by zooni
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes. Basic.
I have been listening to this album for a few days now, but what motivated me to write this review is the drama Ciara had with Rihanna last night on Twitter. Read more
Published on February 26, 2011 by Mikeisha Best
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