Crayons

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. This surprisingly lively set finds the former disco diva teaming with a crew of young collaborators--including Greg Kurstin, Danielle Brisebois, Ziggy Marley, J.R. Rotem and Lester Mendez--for a series of uptempo forays into stomping dance-pop, juke-joint blues-rock, breezy Latin jazz and African-accented soul.
  2. On Crayons, it’s like no time has passed at all, and of course it hasn't.
  3. Crayons is a healthy antidote to an industry that loves to package and box artists.
  4. Crayons, though consistently good-natured and glossily wise about life’s learning curves, isn’t it. It’s a Los Angeles pop record, seemingly made by committee; it has no center.
  5. Some of her tunes are more steady than sizzling, but when she taps into the likes of the soaring, synthesizer-driven 'I'm a Fire,' her smart combination of rich personality and kinetic energy invites a trip to the dance floor.
  6. Vibe
    70
    The disco ball might be unplugged, but Summer still shines. [July 2008, p.61]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. FrancoisC.
    Sep 6, 2008
    10
    When the gap between the appreciation by critics and the one by general public is so big, I say to myself that something is wrong... about When the gap between the appreciation by critics and the one by general public is so big, I say to myself that something is wrong... about the critics of course. Donna Summer, like Celine Dion, is the type of artist critics as so scared about saying something good. Do not hesitate a second to get this album. One of the best in 2008 so far. Full Review »
  2. AjR.
    Jul 12, 2008
    10
    I'm buying this cd no doubt a older and more glamous look i love the new look donna summer given the sucess of the other 1970s I'm buying this cd no doubt a older and more glamous look i love the new look donna summer given the sucess of the other 1970s returning stars she a babe. Full Review »
  3. fabfever
    Jul 12, 2008
    10
    Are you kidding wow wow where has she been wow this can be the begging of a brand new sound of music going into 2009 2010 2011 2012 and beown Are you kidding wow wow where has she been wow this can be the begging of a brand new sound of music going into 2009 2010 2011 2012 and beown her talking parts and new beats and claps in the music we love you donna. Full Review »