Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
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  • Summary: The debut album for the for the "American Idol" finalist features Ludacris, T-Pain, and Fantasia as guests.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Despite its flaws, Hudson's debut comes on much like her "Dreamgirls" character, with admirable self-assurance and real-girl sensuality.
  2. Hudson is so comfortable with singing--whatever the song might be--that she elevates the material, making it sound like nothing you've ever heard before. All hail the new diva.
  3. None are exceptional, but they're all a sufficient delivery system for those spectacular vocal chops.
  4. She has a magnificent voice that deserves a lot better than this formulaic pop and soul.
  5. 50
    Stylistics paralyze Hudson's debut, but it is her impassioned talent that keeps the album on life support.
  6. Few vocalists as young as Hudson have a voice that is as versatile and expressive, proficient enough to pull off a multi-dimensional set of R&B songs, yet her debut is as tricked out as that of an artist with a small fraction of the talent.
  7. By the time Jennifer Hudson gets back to good old-fashioned balladry, it's too late: we're saddled with the same Diane Warren song ("You Pulled Me Through") we've heard at least a dozen times before; a ridiculously trite and histrionic you-stole-my-man duet with fellow A.I. alum Fantasia ("I'm His Only Woman") we've heard at least a half-dozen times before; another Stargate/Ne-Yo concoction we've heard...well, you get the point.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 3, 2013
    This album is I wish a reality shock on Jennifer, because her career is only scream, shout and Whitney Houston millions covers. Whatever, Fantasia sells more albums than her. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2010
    Excellent album! My favorite is "If THis Isn't Love" and "Spotlight". The album is a mix of pop, r&b and slow jams and everything in between...I would highly reccomend it Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2012
    an interesting debut, some great songs, some ok, some well just not great. over all it has great elements and boring ones. it though has an ability to be great in so many ways. Great debut! Expand