Don't Look Down - Skylar Grey
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  • Summary: The debut release for Holly Brook under the name Skylar Grey was executive produced by Eminem and Alex Da Kid with guest appearances by Angel Haze, Travis Barker, Big Sean and Eminem.
  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop-Rap
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    Befitting someone who has worked with artists as varied as Dre, Duncan Sheik, and Linkin Park offshoot Fort Minor, Don’t Look Down suits varied moods.
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    For Ms. Grey, angst, melody and a hip-hop backbone are a promising combination.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    At heart, Don't Look Down is a vaguely hip-hop-inflected homage to '90s pop, not so much uninteresting as underwhelming and repetitive in its orchestration.
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    50
    Even a goofy Eminem cameo (the "Allen Iverson of safe sex") can't save "C'mon Let Me Ride" from sounding like an over-the-top hookup plea, and "Final Warning," a domestic-violence drama, feels vaguely like tabloid fodder.
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    50
    Try as she may to distract with her strut and style as Skylar Grey, what resonates is the same kind of melodic turn of phrase that was apparent back when she was calling herself Holly Brook.
  6. Jul 25, 2013
    40
    Given Grey’s connection to music’s biggest headline-makers, it’s ironic that her own output isn’t all that memorable.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    don't look down is the one of the best albuns of 2013. songs like "back from the deadf" "final warning" and "wear me out" show who is this girl, "religion" "pulse" "tower" "white suburbian feels like is perfect but the song "cmon let me ride" is horrible and makes the album unperfect Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2013
    10
    un fantastico album divertido, ella gran voz, una buena produccion y un sonido fresco, lo suficiente para entretenerte y hacer que lo escuches una y otra vez A diferencia de muchos albumes malos de este año, este me parece muy bueno Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    If you enjoyed 'C'mon Let Me Ride', it doesn't mean you will like the album, it's the only happy song in it. But you should give a chance for Skylar because the album has wonderful lyrics like 'Final Warning' and 'Wear Me Out' and is a great album. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2014
    8
    Skylar Grey has an amazing voice. This album is a superb listening experience, packed with amazing songs.
    My biggest problem with the album
    is the features. In my opinion both Big Sean and Angel Haze makes their respective songs much less appealing to me. Another thing that bugs me personally is the choice of singles. C'mon let me ride and Final Warning is some of the weaker songs of the album in my opinion. Expand
  5. Jul 27, 2013
    8
    Is it perfect music? Nope. Is it enjoyable to listen to? Heck yes. Skylar Grey has a beautiful voice and this album allows her to show that off as a lead artist rather than as a feature. Some songs certainly needs a bit of tweaking, but overall, I really did like this album. She has the potential to improve without a doubt. Expand
  6. May 23, 2014
    8
    Jul 31, 2013 - Even though Skylar is still an emerging artist in the music industry she proves with this album of hers that she is here to stay and means business, perhaps with one of the best albums of 2013. With great song writing skills and vocals i can there by say that she is one of my favorite new artists and after this album i truly love her with all her songs on repeat. Its clear that Skylar has put a lot of effort into this album and it has definitely paid off...great potential and more success to come! She deserves much more praise for this than she is already getting because with such an amazing voice does her album take a spot in my top 10 albums of the year! My personnel favorites include Back From The Dead, Wear Me Out and Religion. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2013
    4
    Skylar Grey is just OK. I wouldn't see her live but I would buy her next CD. "Don't Look Down" has good songs like "Sunshine" and "C'mon Let Me Ride", but has bad songs like "White Suburban". But buy it if you like Evanescence. They both share similarities Expand