In My Mind (Pharrell Williams album)

2006 album by Pharrell Williams

In My Mind is the first studio album by American recording artist Pharrell Williams. It was released on July 25, 2006. The album features the hit single "Can I Have It Like That" which features singer Gwen Stefani. The album is mainly a hip hop album with a bit of R&B.

In My Mind
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)
Recorded2003–2006
Genre
Length64:20
Label
ProducerPharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams chronology
In My Mind
(2006)
Girl
(2014)
Singles from In My Mind
  1. "Can I Have It Like That"
    Released: October 31, 2005
  2. "Angel"
    Released: January 21, 2006
  3. "Number One"
    Released: August 21, 2006
  4. "That Girl"
    Released: October 30, 2006

Reviews change

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic52/100
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
The A.V. ClubB[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
The Guardian     [4]
NME7/10[5]
Pitchfork Media3.9/10[6]
PopMatters4/10[7]
Rolling Stone     [8]
Slant Magazine     [9]
Stylus MagazineD[10]

The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics.

Track listing change

All songs produced by Pharrell Williams.

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Can I Have It Like That" (featuring Gwen Stefani)Pharrell Williams 3:55
2. "How Does It Feel?"  Pharrell Williams 3:36
3. "Raspy Shit"  Pharrell Williams 3:35
4. "Best Friend"  Pharrell Williams 4:41
5. "You Can Do It Too" (featuring Jamie Cullum)Pharrell Williams 5:22
6. "Keep It Playa" (featuring Slim Thug)Pharrell Williams, Stayve Thomas 4:19
7. "That Girl" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson)Pharrell Williams, Calvin Broadus Jr. 4:01
8. "Angel"  Pharrell Williams 2:45
9. "Young Girl"/"I Really Like You" (featuring Jay-Z)Pharrell Williams, Shawn Carter 8:14
10. "Take It Off (Dim the Lights)"  Pharrell Williams 4:07
11. "Stay with Me" (featuring Pusha T)Pharrell Williams, Terrence Thornton 4:07
12. "Baby" (featuring Nelly)Pharrell Williams, Cornell Haynes Jr. 4:06
13. "Our Father"  Pharrell Williams 3:27
14. "Number One" (featuring Kanye West)Pharrell Williams, Kanye West 3:57
15. "Skateboard P Presents: Show You How to Hustle" (featuring Lauren)Pharrell Williams 4:14
16. "Swagger International" (Japan bonus track)Pharrell Williams 4:14

Grammy Nomination change

The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards. It lost to Release Therapy by Ludacris.

Notes change

  • A song titled "Mamacita", which featured reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee was leaked in early 2006. It was supposed to be the third single from the album, but it did not appear on the final track listing, nor was there a video for the song. However it is featured in the movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
  • Not on the official album, "Big White Spaceship" (featuring Timbaland & Magoo) is actually an early project with Timbaland & Magoo called Surrounded by Idiots. Pharrell recalls in an interview: "In seventh grade I met Chad. That's twenty years ago by now. Like I said earlier, we started producing beats together. But then again, I also played with this famous group which consisted of Timbaland, Magoo, myself and some other guy. Chad wasn't a part of the group, so I was in The Neptunes and in Surrounded by Idiots at the same time." A few tracks produced by the group float around on the Internet, this being the most distributed.
  • The song "Skateboard P Presents: Show You How to Hustle" is featured in the game Need for Speed: Carbon.
  • Other songs presumed to be B-sides or possibly just unreleased Pharrell compositions include "Creamsickle" and "I Need Love".
  • The album cover is a reference to the art style of BAPE, a Japanese street clothing company that is popular in the urban scene. Williams and founder Nigo launched the first American store in New York together.
  • The initial pressing offered buyers a choice of three covers: each cover had Pharrell pictured with either a blue Ice Cream sweater, red and white Polo Shirt, or white Billionaire Boys Club T-shirt as shown in the album cover.
  • A remixed version of the album, titled "Out of My Mind", was produced. It was never officially released. This remixed version of the album featured interpolated instrumentals by drummer Questlove and James Poyser of the hip hop band the Roots.

Charts and certifications change

References change

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  6. Sean Fennessey (2006-07-24). "Pharrell: In My Mind". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  7. Vrabel, Jeff (26 July 2006). "Pharrell: In My Mind". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
  8. "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  9. "Pharrell: In My Mind | Music Review". Slant Magazine. 2006-07-24. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
  10. "Pharrell - In My Mind - Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
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