Echo

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. That voice is impressive enough and there's no denying the stolid catchiness of some songs--notably 'Happy' and her cover of Oasis's 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out'--but she appears to lack the lightness of touch this album desperately needs.
  2. A handful of upbeat numbers–-including an unexpected foray into frothy high-speed electro–-pull Leona back from the brink of boring, while 'I Got You' is an impressive distant relative of 'Bleeding Love.'
  3. Lewis is technically flawless, but behind lyrics about "the scars on my heart," there's little personality.
  4. Whether it's a chugging slow burner or an amped-up club jam, the material here is pretty unimaginative, and not a single song approaches the formidable 'Bleeding Love.'
  5. 40
    Ultimately though, too much of Echo is over familiar. By the end you find yourself longing for some subtlety or more light and shade.
  6. Too much of Echo is mired in soppy balladry and standard-issue dancery that seem meant to be consumed with a box of drugstore Chablis.
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    Sometimes less is more. [Jan 2010, p.117]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    Great ablum but not close to SPIRIT!!! Spirit is the best album ever made even better than Thriller from Michael Jackson!!!!!My Hands isGreat ablum but not close to SPIRIT!!! Spirit is the best album ever made even better than Thriller from Michael Jackson!!!!!My Hands is definitely my favourite!!! Full Review »
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    7
    Not as good as spirit but as an album it's still good. Tracks like outta my head as standouts. Also she proves she still has the voice in theNot as good as spirit but as an album it's still good. Tracks like outta my head as standouts. Also she proves she still has the voice in the track alive. A good album with too many standard pop songs and not enough standouts. Full Review »
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    Very good album! Great songs like ''Outta My Head'', ''My Hands'', ''Alive'', ''Naked'', ''Broken'' and much more! Leona is a great singer!