All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 83
  2. Negative: 3 out of 83

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  1. Aug 30, 2013
    4
    The half attempt at re-baking the recipe for Breakaway resulted in this abomination that does little to stand out from weak efforts from pop-rock competitors such as Ashlee Simpson or early Katy Perry. Perhaps best read as "All Clive Ever Wanted", the album where Clarkson puts down the pen, lets the songwriters write, and records without question (if only for the fact she is being payed to do so.) Clarkson's penmanship is little used, and her vocals are equally squandered in an effort where individuality is sacrificed for chart success (or recouping the losses of My December.) Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    2
    This was so disappointing to me. Kelly Clarkson is way better than this. She should go back to music like Walk Away and Behind These Hazel Eyes. Horrible.
  3. Dec 21, 2012
    10
    All I Ever Wanted is probably THE standout of Kelly Clarkson's carreer. With her stupendous and rustic voice alongside the awesome lyrics and amazing production, this albums has left its mark in the history of pop music. The songs describe heartache, love, breakups, but what really makes this album great are the songs My Life Would Suck Without You, If I Can't Have You, All I Ever Wanted and Already Gone. these four songs are the main highlights of this album and if you are a true Kelly fan, you MUST buys this. Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    I really like this album!!!ongs like "My Life Would Suck WIthout YOu" and "I DO Not Hook Up" make the album a star!...Kelly's best album by far...THe pictures in the album are fun and splashy with color also which definitely helps the album
  5. Aug 24, 2010
    9
    A brilliant pop-rock album. Kelly is back again with "All I Ever Wanted." A brilliant vocal range, her lovely soprano voice, and some typically decent pop songs make this album, in my opinion, her best to date. Included are her original pop songs (such as "My Life Would Suck Without You", the U.K number 1) some easy listening ("I Want You", being a kind of 8-bit background music with some lovely, calm-ish vocals to make up a nice pop track) some punk rock (appropriately titled "Whyyawannabringmedown. One of my favourites, as Kelly's voice clearly fits well with this genre. also, the song is just great) and some slower, more Kelly-style break up tracks like "All I Ever Wanted" and "Don't Let Me Stop You"). This album offers a wide range of pop and pop-rock to satisfy any mainstream rock lover. The idol singer still has her amazingly huge voice, and she is definitely the most talented woman in pop today. Katy Perry who?? Being a long time Kelly fan, I can honestly say it is hard to fault her latest works. 9/10. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. She just tries it all, co-writing six of All I Ever Wanted's 14 tracks-- and stumbles only rarely
  2. All I Ever Wanted is a masterful rapprochement with the mainstream, full of cheerfully ear-snagging tunes, inventive production, exhilarating vocals and enough inherent Kelly-ness to put aside fears that her label bosses implanted blond electrodes in her brain to make her behave.
  3. As a product that needs to sell it fits the bill perfectly - there are at least five potential top ten singles here--but as an album, the whole thing feels precision tooled, vacuum-packed and strangely lifeless.