0304

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2003
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. It's the first album of hers that's a sheer pleasure to hear.
  2. Uncut
    80
    The tunes are stunning, her voice has never sounded better and she makes serious points few others would dare in a pop context. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  3. Q Magazine
    70
    She has never sounded brighter or more infectious. [Nov 2003, p.117]
  4. Sellout move or not, ''0304'''s unexpected dance-pop vibrancy makes it Jewel's best album -- or, for detractors, her least unbearable.
  5. Essentially a wanna-be version of Madonna's American Life.
  6. Blender
    60
    The first third of 0304 tries too hard to impress.... But soon she calms down and knocks out undeniable hooks. [#17, p.142]
  7. But overall as much as the listener should be prepared to hate this record and its pretensions towards anticipating pop trends, it isn’t necessarily a failure.
  8. Aside from the razor-thin, plastic-sounding tunes, it's hard to determine what's more disturbing, her acid-hued cover photo or the Prince-y song titles like "Run 2 U," "2 Become 1" and "U & Me = Love."
  9. Mojo
    20
    Beats click and rumble while Jewel simpers baby-doll vocals which sound deflatingly calculated. [Oct 2003, p.114]
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    Great album! 0304 shows a different side of jewel, a pop side that wasn't seen before the record! "Intuition" and "2 Find U" are the best onGreat album! 0304 shows a different side of jewel, a pop side that wasn't seen before the record! "Intuition" and "2 Find U" are the best on teh album and really are great and the other 12 songs are just as good also Full Review »
  2. izata
    Jun 25, 2006
    8
    it's not that bad... but still... quite disappointing as jewel has strayed from her adorable rock-ish country folk singer-songwriter it's not that bad... but still... quite disappointing as jewel has strayed from her adorable rock-ish country folk singer-songwriter persona... there are great and stupid tracks in this album.. GREAT: INTUITION, STAND, 2 BECOME 1, DOIN FINE, BECOMING. STUPID: AMERICA, U N ME=LOVE Full Review »
  3. DevonB.
    Feb 25, 2005
    8
    I liked the lyrics, because they seem to mean more than regular pop songs, she said this is the kind of album that she has wanted to create I liked the lyrics, because they seem to mean more than regular pop songs, she said this is the kind of album that she has wanted to create for awhile now, and I think it's a good one. Full Review »