America's Sweetheart - Courtney Love
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  • Summary: The (we hope) ironically-titled 'America's Sweetheart' marks the solo debut for the former Hole leader, who co-wrote this album with Linda Perry and Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Hole’s original précis was to become something like Sonic Youth crossed with Fleetwood Mac, and America’s Sweetheart is the closest she’s come to creating that vision.
  2. 91
    A jaw-dropping act of artistic will and a fiery, proper follow-up to 1994's Live Through This. [Mar 2004, p.89]
  3. ‘America’s Sweetheart’ throbs, chugs, thunders, blasts, romps, rants and rocks.
  4. Love is a truly notable lyricist, but she's an ideas person rather than a musician.
  5. America's Sweetheart is one big, juicy fuckup, and fortunately for Courtney, there will always be little girls who hate being little girls, and are looking for a fairy godmother to show them how to self-destruct. Unfortunately, Karen O, Brody Dalle, and Amy Lee all made cooler records.
  6. For people who enjoy watching celebrities fall apart, America's Sweetheart should be more fun than an Osbournes marathon.
  7. The music is appallingly predictable, unoriginal, uninspiring, boring, over-polished, and vain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
  1. Mar 11, 2012
    People who think negatively about this album, our people who don't like Courtney as a person. Well, let's put that aside for a minute and listen to how deep and powerful this album really is. Despite the low commercial success. This is Courtney's f*** you to the critics and she is having a great time and writing kick ass music. This album is great. Buy it, if you can find it! Expand

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