• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2001
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Blender
    60
    After years of trading her signature flourishes for a radio-ready purr, she's left with almost no presence at all. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.118]
  2. She throws so much sparkle, shine and, yes, glitter at us that even tracks about her friend's suicide and her recent breakup are as glossy as her latest publicity shot.
  3. ''Glitter'' is a mess, but its shameless genre hopping (and Carey's crash) makes it an unintentional concept album about the toll of relentless careerism.
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    Glitter continues her slump from gifted to grievous via gratuitous power ballads, dismal disco/R&B and criminal covers of '80s classics. [Oct 2001, p.117]
  5. The downside of Glitter is the downside of all Mariah Carey albums. They're called "ballads," and Mariah still likes them big and goopy, with zero melodic or emotional punch.
  6. Jul 1, 2014
    60
    While the album may have its flaws, it is for the most part a successful period piece that clearly displays Carey's appreciation for all that has come before her.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Dec 21, 2016
    9
    Es un buen álbum, es bastante fresco y muy bailable, algo muy arriesgado para Mariah. Ella supo manejar bien el sonido del disco y adaptar lasEs un buen álbum, es bastante fresco y muy bailable, algo muy arriesgado para Mariah. Ella supo manejar bien el sonido del disco y adaptar las letras al ritmo de cada canción; tiene baladas buenas como "Lead The Way", "Never Too Far" y "Reflections (Care Enough)" y los covers de "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" y "Didn't Mean Turn To You" quedan perfectamente con el sonido funk del álbum y versionó muy bien estas canciones. Hay otras canciones mas destacables como "If We", "All My Life", "Twister", "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica) y "Loverboy", el remix de la última es excelente pero a mi parecer me quedo con la original. En fin, es un álbum súper genial y creo que a nadie le pareció el nuevo sonido de Mariah y fusionaron con las críticas de la película. En verdad recomiendo este álbum, es muy bailable y a la vez íntimo. // It's a good album, it's pretty cool and very danceable, something very risky for Mariah. She was able to handle the sound of the album well and adapt the lyrics to the rhythm of each song; "Never Too Far" and "Reflections (Care Enough)" and the covers of "Last Night to DJ Saved My Life" and "Didn't Mean Turn To You" fit perfectly with Funk sound from the album and very well these songs. There are other notable songs like "If We", "All My Life", "Twister", "Don't Stop" (Funkin '4 Jamaica) and "Loverboy", the remix of the latter is excellent but I think With the original.In short, it's a super great album and I think that no one seemed to Mariah's new sound and merged with the reviews of the film.I really recommend this album, it is very danceable and intimate at the same time. Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Despite everything that happened on September 11, the material had a great dance and retro footprint which was later used by Madonna, BrunnoDespite everything that happened on September 11, the material had a great dance and retro footprint which was later used by Madonna, Brunno Mars and others, it is amazing how she can go from one extreme to another. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2015
    9
    Glittler is an album ahead of its time. Definitely She combined R & B and Hip-Hop and Pop, also disco music in '' Last Night a DJ Saved MyGlittler is an album ahead of its time. Definitely She combined R & B and Hip-Hop and Pop, also disco music in '' Last Night a DJ Saved My Life '' In a way it have never done before on her last Albuns. Full Review »