Believe - Justin Bieber
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  • Summary: Big Sean, Drake, Ludacris, and Nicki Minaj guest on the third full-length album from the Canadian pop singer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 19, 2012
    88
    It might be the year's most beautifully sung recording.
  2. 83
    It's a prime showcase for his new voice and burgeoning mettle, proving that Bieber isn't just maturing, he's evolving.
  3. Jun 18, 2012
    80
    The beats here are deft as well as driving. Surprisingly, EDM stylings such as the juddering bassline of As Long As You Love Me work well with his plaintive and still unmistakeably teenage voice.
  4. Jun 26, 2012
    67
    Believe is most appealing when Bieber either emulates his mentor Usher-on dance-R&B tracks like "Boyfriend" (which remains one of 2012's best pop singles) or the slinky deluxe-edition track "Out Of Town Girl"-or plays to his basest, and best, pop instincts, like the aforementioned Jackson-aping "Die In Your Arms" or the Diplo-assisted head-rush "Thought Of You."
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    60
    A mostly harmless exercise in selling records.
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    60
    The more aggressive bangers are effective, though Bieber gets eclipsed by everything else going on in the tracks.
  7. 40
    The blandness of the R&B pop-soul arrangements simply throws attention on to the repetitive narrowness of Bieber's delivery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 95
  2. Negative: 25 out of 95
  1. Jun 19, 2012
    10
    Bieber's second album does not disappoint. He showed immense growth with this album. The songs are very mature and the quality is very good aswell. This album is going to convert so many haters into fans, or even beliebers. It's a pop album with heavy influences of R&B and Hip-Hop. Best songs would be "Die In Your Arms", "Maria" & "Right Here". Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2012
    10
    This is probably Justin's best album out of his previous ones. It's a mix between feel-good love songs and club hits. I think this album easily deserves a 10. It's very unique and has two side of it which i love. GREAT JOB JUSTIN! Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    10
    This album is amazingggg :)) best album of his. This album will slay every song has its meaning behind it thats what makes it even more amazing. And you can see that Justin is converting the haters one by one with this album. I'm so proud of him he has come so far. Expand
  4. kam
    Jun 19, 2012
    10
    AMAZING, thats all I can say. There is a good balance between fast tempo and slow tempo songs.
  5. Jun 23, 2012
    9
    A really great improvement from his past work. It's really crazy how fast he's growing musically. Definitely a lot of variety, a lot of songs that people who aren't into the Bieber Fever sensation will still be able to enjoy. Good job Justin! Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2013
    5
    In fact the album is OK. There are some fresh enjoyable energetic songs like "Die in your arms" "Beauty and a beat""All around the world".But it is true that Bieber's "swag swag swag" sounds stupid and his vocal performance doesn't sound like a singer's voice.And some awful songs like "Maria""She don't like the lights""Take you" shouldn't appear on the album. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2014
    0
    He is a scum of society, his "music" is an ear cancer, (s) he's very arrogant, treats fans like dirt, these teens consumers of crap, these children are girls with **** scratching with this marginal (I mean just people who believe this garbage, Idol as if it were a god), this **** Ain't Nobody's role model. This **** does not favor anything in music culture. Just to hear a song made me sick and ashamed. (if this noise pollution can be considered music), is an embarrassment to 62 points, it just shows the low cultural level of the people. Expand

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