Identified - Vanessa Hudgens
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 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.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. DimaR
    Apr 23, 2009
    10
    I love her she is soooooooooooo butiful and she have a graet voice.
  2. May 3, 2011
    10
    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
    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.
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  3. EmG
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    Excellent pop album with touches of R&B and blues. Vanessa Hudgens isn't the most amazing vocalist but she pulls of each song well Excellent pop album with touches of R&B and blues. Vanessa Hudgens isn't the most amazing vocalist but she pulls of each song well enough. Not just for the tween crowd anymore, this album has potential to reach out to a broader, older audience. Standouts: Identified, Amazed, Hook It Up, Party on the Moon, and Gone With The Wind. Expand
  4. NIcolasS
    Sep 24, 2008
    8
    Most of the songs are very good and catchy. The highlights: Last night, Don't Ask Why, Hook It Up, Party On The Moon.
  5. DebbieI.
    Jul 3, 2008
    7
    I especially enjoyed Sneaker Night. Vulnerable is a beautiful song and she sings it so well. I think for her age, she has done very well. I especially enjoyed Sneaker Night. Vulnerable is a beautiful song and she sings it so well. I think for her age, she has done very well. This album is great to dance to. Vanessa has a great future ahead. She is definitely maturing. Please sign it Izzy. Thanks! Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2011
    5
    Identified defines how Hudgens developed into a better artist. It showed how Disney Channel stars can evolve from teen-pop to modern pop.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
  7. JesusN.
    Jul 2, 2008
    0
    The Best Album of the Yearnot. what the muck was she thinking stick to porn quit acting or singing

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