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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the actress/singer/X-Factor judge features a guest appearance by Cher Lloyd.
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Heart Attack
Puttin' my defences up 'Cause I don't wanna fall in love If I ever did that, I think I'd have a heart attack Never put my love out on the line Never... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 13, 2013
    80
    [An] often impressive fourth album.
  2. May 13, 2013
    79
    The singer has a strong grip on her skills as a performer, but is still chiseling away at the formula that works best for her as an artist, and is unwittingly putting that self-discovery on display here.
  3. May 15, 2013
    60
    Ultimately, this isn't an album of purpose, it's a collection of moments, and it has just enough good ones to solidify Demi Lovato's comeback.
  4. May 17, 2013
    60
    It's predictable stuff--sassy songs, lovelorn songs, a couple of pop-psych pep talks--but Lovato is good company, and her voice has gustiness and character.
  5. 58
    It’s too bad that her new album, Demi, sounds like such a decisive return to teen pop.
  6. May 13, 2013
    50
    Demi sounds like Lovato’s grasping for hits, when she used to sound like she was making music and having fun.
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 71
  2. Negative: 16 out of 71
  1. May 14, 2013
    10
    Demi has managed to make ever single song on this album a hit. The songs are both lyrically and vocally magnificent. This is most definitelyDemi has managed to make ever single song on this album a hit. The songs are both lyrically and vocally magnificent. This is most definitely Lovato's best album to date. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    One of the best teen albums in my opinion, is something enjoyable to hear, sounds like an anthem, loved, very kind, I recommend you listen.One of the best teen albums in my opinion, is something enjoyable to hear, sounds like an anthem, loved, very kind, I recommend you listen. omg omg omg Expand
  3. May 14, 2013
    10
    Her best work to date by far. So much emotion on songs like "Shouldn't Come Back" and "I Hate You, Dont Leave Me", you can tell this IS Demi.Her best work to date by far. So much emotion on songs like "Shouldn't Come Back" and "I Hate You, Dont Leave Me", you can tell this IS Demi. But it is also super fun and poppy on tracks like "Neon Lights" and "Really Dont Care" ft. Cher Lloyd. This is just perfection to me. There is not one bad song. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2014
    7
    Like any artist turned around for teen public, Demi doesn't go so far about her music. In this side, she made a great album for her public.Like any artist turned around for teen public, Demi doesn't go so far about her music. In this side, she made a great album for her public. Lyrics easy for understand, Intrumentals that will play over and over in the teenager's mind. The vocals are great, in some songs too loud. My favs top 5: 1 - Never Been Hurt, 2 - Made in the USA, 3 - Without the love, 4 - Two Pieces, 5 - Warrior. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2013
    7
    What I like about Demi is that she has a powerful voice, but does not have the need to expose it to the whole song. Not a perfect album, farWhat I like about Demi is that she has a powerful voice, but does not have the need to expose it to the whole song. Not a perfect album, far from it, but close to everything that the Disney Stars are showing, 'Demi' is by far the best album. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2013
    5
    'Demi', the follow-up to 2011's 'Unbroken', can only be described as lackluster. First off, it's no secret that Lovato possesses an incredible'Demi', the follow-up to 2011's 'Unbroken', can only be described as lackluster. First off, it's no secret that Lovato possesses an incredible vocal range, which is why it is baffling to me that she would not choose to pair up her obvious vocal talent with some actual well-written songs. The album's only true stand-outs "Heart Attack", "Without the Love", "Really Don't Care", and "Fire Starter" are just swimming aimlessly in a pool of mediocrity; making it seem like Lovato couldn't decide whether to make a dance-pop, a teen-pop, an R&B, or an electro-pop record; which as a result makes 'Demi' seem almost laughably unfocused.

    I'm not saying it's a bad thing for a record to be diverse, but 'Demi' makes musical diversity seem like a joke. The track listing is extremely unbalanced. The album starts off with the indescribably good "Heart Attack", the decent "Made in the USA", and the great "Without the Love". Following this, 'Demi' falls into utter madness. "Neon Lights" is a generic, horribly-produced EDM mess, "Two Pieces" is a boring and forgettable break-up song, "Nightingale" is a vocally outstanding but sonically disappointing ballad, while "In Case" is a ridiculously-written milquetoast pop track. 'Demi' redeems itself on the super fun and light-hearted "Really Don't Care" (with the help of a mysteriously short verse from Cher Lloyd), the well-executed and impressive "Fire Starter", and the decent but slightly generic fist-pumper "Something That We're Not". But then after this, 'Demi' falls back into meaningless ballads: "Never Been Hurt" and "Shouldn't Come Back". At the end, "Warrior", the sequel to her unforgettably powerful 2011 ballad "Skyscraper"; closes off the album, however fails to build up the emotion of its "Skyscraper"; which was an incredibly-written song that utilized Lovato's impressive vocal range and an idiosyncratic metaphor. "Warrior" is just generic and boring.

    In order for 'Demi' to be truly successful, she needs to take a hint from singers like Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey, whom she is similar to due to her impressive vocal range. The R&B and highly emotive songs on 'Unbroken' (such as "Skyscraper" and "For the Love of a Daughter") were indescribably great, while her third album's title track and her fourth album's opening track "Heart Attack" were unforgettable and addicting electro-pop songs. If Demi can combine these two types of music on her fifth effort, she will have a critical and commercial hit on her hands.
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  7. Oct 17, 2015
    0
    I advise you to not spend your money buying that album. It's a waste of time and money! "Heart Attack" is a good song but it's the only in this album.

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