Her incredibly underrated fourth album that was released on December 10, 2010. It was produced by The Dream and Tricky Stewart.
The album title was inspired by Sharon Stone's 1992 movie "Basic Instinct". Basic Instinct debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number forty-four with 37,000 copies sold, becoming the lowest selling debuting album of Ciara's career so far and continuing a downward trend in her commercial success. In international territories. Ciara openly criticized her label for the lack of support with Basic Instinct, as well as her previous album, Fantasy Ride, and asked to be released from her contract with LaFace Records (Jive), as a result. Basic Instinct was well received by critics, on average scoring seventy-two out of 100 according to Metacritic. Most critics praised the eleven-track set for its strong productions and cohesive themes, which drew comparisons to the early career of Janet Jackson.
Like Fantasy Ride, I thought the album was thoroughly enjoyable. Great bop after bop! It should have done so much more on the charts! My fave tracks are Ride, Gimme Dat, Girls Get Your Money, Speechless, You Can Get It, Heavy Rotation, Yeah I Know, and I Run It.