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  • Summary: Known as "Baby Timberlake," this Duke University student is a pop singer who stands on his own, going from a dorm-room mixtape to potential stardom with his new album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 31 Minutes' breezy B-boy anthems may keep the man of the half hour around well past Labor Day.
  2. He sounds as unflappable as the subject of his first hit.
  3. The better surprise is his heavy dose of talent that doesn't necessarily dazzle but does charm, and is deep enough to keep things interesting for a whole album.
  4. This short, lightweight disc finds Posner evolving from his hip-hop leaning early mixtapes into a nasal-voiced talk-singer with some serious woman issues. Mostly, though (unlike, say, Kid Cudi), his lyrics barely scratch the surface of real emotions.
  5. Mike Posner is at the head of a new genre: frat-house R&B.
  6. Posner's B-boy sound may be derivative as hell, but the album stands to turn him into the latest DIY sensation.
  7. He toggles between petulant cad ("Gone in September") and wounded child ("Save Your Goodbye"), convincing at neither. He has a grating voice, heavily nasal, with a seeming inability to wrap his lips around all of the necessary syllables, meaning that even when he's at his angriest, he sounds as if he's holding back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 14, 2010
    10
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  2. Sep 23, 2010
    7
    This album may be all beer pong, but the album has skilled lyrics, and definately deserves some sort of standing ovation. My favorites includeThis album may be all beer pong, but the album has skilled lyrics, and definately deserves some sort of standing ovation. My favorites include the second promo single "Please Don't Go", the skilled remake "Bow Chicka Wow Wow", If you're the kind of person who just loves and leaves, pick "Gone In September", and the pop potential hit "Cheated". However "Delta 1406", "Falling", and "Deja Vu" just leaves with disappointment. Though Posner may have flaws, mini-Timberlake is gonna score big with his catchy anthems filled with pure excitement. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    0
    This is a really horrible CD. Mike Posner will always be a one hit wonder. The only good song is "Cheated" that isn't even one of my top 100This is a really horrible CD. Mike Posner will always be a one hit wonder. The only good song is "Cheated" that isn't even one of my top 100 songs. This is my least favorite CD I ever bought. Expand