Demi - Demi Lovato
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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.
Score distribution:
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Jun 17, 2013
    10
    "Demi" Um Excelente Album.
    Merece Um 10 Mesmo,Mas Acho Que Ela Exagerou Muito Nas Baladas Muito Calmas Podiam Ser Mais Bem Planejadas Como
    Mistake De Unbroken.
    Mas Mesmo Assim Merece 10.
    Top 5
    1-Never Been Hurt
    2-Two Pieces
    3-Made In Usa
    4-Without The Love
    5-Heart Attack
    Fire Starter E Something That We're Not São Pontos Altos Também
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  2. Apr 10, 2014
    10
    This is a great album! I liked every song on the album (it took me awhile to accept "Something That We're Not"), and it's been my favorite album ever since. Keep it up, Demi! Expand
  3. 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 definitely Lovato's best album to date. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2013
    8
    Possibly the most consistently crafted pop record in recent memory, Demi showcases Lovato's impressive vocal range as well as well-produced, shimmering pop. Highlights include "Heart Attack," "Without the Love," "Nightingale" and "Something That We're Not." Expand
  5. May 18, 2013
    6
    Not her best album. Lyrically weak, musically generic. "Never Been Hurt" is another "Unbroken". "Warrior" is the new "Skyscraper" and "Shouldn't Come Back" is like "For the Love of a Daughter" Part II.

    Lovato could have tried to put the album together. Even though it's quite versatile, it seems to be all over the place and have no cohesion at all.
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  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 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. Jul 23, 2013
    0
    She never change, but sometimes changes is good. She needs to grow up. This album is her worst. Maybe she needs more 5 years to record some good think. Expand

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