Dirty Child

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2002
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. A handful of tunes on this one-named wonder's debut are as cool as anything you'll hear this summer.
  2. Blender
    80
    Sure, it's commercial, but Rosey's expert melding of dance beats and hippie dippiness adds up to a debut slick with beatnik cool. [#8, p.122]
  3. 80
    It's an impressive debut, and one that justifies the hype she's gotten.
  4. Some of the livelier tunes don't suit her as well, and neither does overproduction. Luckily, Rosey's vocals shine through where it counts.
  5. A vibrant new artist bursting with individuality.
  6. When the album fails, it usually does so by not capitalizing on her honey-burnt pipes or by creating musical backdrops that are muddled, meandering dumps of dull.
  7. It's distinctly focused with an urban appeal while rooted in rock, and a bit comparable to the likes of Poe, Fiona Apple, and Beth Orton.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LarryR
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    Unique performing style, great tunes, fascinating lyrics. Sticks in your head (in a good way) stuff.
  2. HeatherD
    Jan 9, 2003
    9
    This CD is a must. One of the very few in my collection that I can enjoy from the first song to the last. Almost all the songs have a mellow This CD is a must. One of the very few in my collection that I can enjoy from the first song to the last. Almost all the songs have a mellow yet funky flavor and the lyrics carry a constant positive vibe. Worth the $$ you will not be dissapointed. Full Review »