BareNaked - Jennifer Love Hewitt
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Amounts to nothing more than a party of five million bland cliches. [11 Oct 2002, p.82]
  2. 30
    Hewitt's problem on BareNaked, ironically, is that she lacks "it." Whatever magnetism she carries on screen, whatever eye-candy poise she possesses; it all comes off as vanilla in her music.
  3. It all amounts to the kind of mediocre girl pop-rock about dreams and stuff that one writes when they want to be Vanessa Carlton or Michelle Branch but don't really know how.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Oct 14, 2011
    10
    why you so mean??? This is a beautiful album every songs are so great and you can relate to. You can even feel what she means and you'll understand every word she was singing... I can say it is a wonderful album and it's on my top list. I can't wait for her next album. :)

    PS: Jennifer Love Hewitt is a great singer and have beautiful range of voice... :)
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  2. MartinJ
    Jan 8, 2007
    0
    never release an album again!
  3. NickV
    May 27, 2006
    9
    How can anyone not like this album? OK, around the middle, the songs tend to sound the same. But if you extract each one out of its context (this album), you have a good song each time. Of those middle selections "Rock the Roll" is excellent. Arrangements are outstanding, with a tasty touch of timely rap. (And I don't even like rap!) The album starts off with what should have been 2 rather powerful hit singles. (No song here hit the Billboard Hot 100). Then you have the ever beautiful "You", which shows that Jennifer has versatility in her singing, and can pull off any style or genre with equal effectiveness. Let's get this straight right now - THIS GIRL CAN SING! She has a God-given talent no doubt, and it's so obvious by listening to her albums that she works hard on it. She doesn't dog it at anytime. She gives it her all in each song! Now to the end of the album. "Avenue of the Stars" is one of the most brilliant, most outstanding songs I've ever heard in my life. Fantastic (and complicated) melody, going off in different directions yet all working so incredibly well synergistically. This should have been a hit, and go to #1 and stay there for 20 weeks! POWERFUL song! Can't get tired of it. The album ends with our lovely JLH paying tribute to one of her all-time favorite singers Janis Joplin. Janis herself had taken this Kris Kristofferson penned classic to #1 in 1971. Sadly it was a posthumous hit for her. Jennifer's interpretation of this classic takes a different direction yet stays loyal to the original hit version. She even does a brief Janis impression at the end of the song where theres laughter from her & the people there watching this performance. In fact, the laughter that you hear her do at the end of each of the last two songs are alone worth the money for this CD. To sum it all up, there is nothing but 'heart', passion, & dedication in this album. Jennifer Love Hewitt, thank you for this great album. This album should be in everybody's collection! Full Review »