Identified - Vanessa Hudgens
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: The star of "High School Musical" releases her latest album, produced in part by JR Rotem, Dr. Luke, Tim James, and Antonina Armato.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Despite a few stumbles, Identified achieves its goal: it anticipates that Hudgens' fans will outgrow "High School Musical" soon enough, and gives her a better chance of staying relevant to them as they move on to other kinds of pop music.
  2. It’s schizoid, but it routinely succeeds, very much in spite of itself.
  3. As a placeholder for Hudgens' future career, Identified serves its purpose, even if it's seldom identifiable as her own work.
  4. The rest of Identified, though, panders to the preteen demo with stop-start pop that ranges from pleasant (the title track) to dull ("Amazed") to off-putting ("Hook It Up"). But for little girls, this is one nonstop singalong.
  5. Hudgens hews to the Disney content code, only occasionally tiptoeing into double-entendre. Hudgens can't really sing, so her producers handle the heavy lifting.
  6. 60
    Her voice was made to rip, and when she lets go just a little, the coyness turns sultry--proof that she might just have a life after high school.
  7. Right now, this High Schooler's musical graduation is stalling somewhere around sophomoric.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. May 3, 2011
    A great album. Vanessa hit the choice of songs. Go to a dance pop up a soft R&B.
    It's the kind of album that could please many people, should
    have had more singles and more disclosure because it is a really good album. Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    Identified defines how Hudgens developed into a better artist. It showed how Disney Channel stars can evolve from teen-pop to modern pop. Along with the development, Hudgens still cannot sing. Expand

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