Contrast

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jan 8, 2013
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Q Magazine
    Dec 5, 2012
    60
    Maynard is clearly being primed to take on Bieber. Hence the ultra-pop, super-slick confections he layers his not altogether unpleasant (but not utterly spellbinding voice all over. [Sep 2012, p.105]
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    60
    Maynard doesn't quite put a personal stamp on catchy, generic tracks like "Animal" or "Can't Say No," or convince as a lothario. Still, the songs are good, and he can sing.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    Most of the tracks here, with their wide-eyed appreciation of "beautiful girlies" would fit on a Bieber album. But you get the feeling he's striving for more.
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    If you can't stand top-40 contemporary dance pop, don't bother (and consider not leaving your house for the next couple of years). Listen to Contrast with an open mind, though, and you hear a kid with real talent.
  5. 60
    This is pop by committee, with half-a-dozen writers' credits per song; some identikit urban pop cuts such as Another One ill suit a kid from Brighton.
  6. 60
    His quest to bring sexy back to Britain founders amid gauche come-ons ("Your aura/ It's so shiny") and strained emoting.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    0
    I expected more originality. I personally feel disconnected to all most all of the songs. Maynard has been working on this record for alongI expected more originality. I personally feel disconnected to all most all of the songs. Maynard has been working on this record for along time and I expected better songs. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2013
    6
    Com batidas agitadas e grandes parcerias Contrast chegou para concorrer com Belive do astro Teen Justin Bieber, como o primeiro álbum deCom batidas agitadas e grandes parcerias Contrast chegou para concorrer com Belive do astro Teen Justin Bieber, como o primeiro álbum de Conor Maynard não podia se pedir mais do que ele fez.
    Mas tecnicamente um CD mas comercial e talvez isso tire um pouco o brilho do próprio cantor, que vocalmente tem muitas chances de crescer no meio músical. Destaque para: Animal, Better Than You (feat. Rita Ora) e Can't Say No.
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