Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Despite the misfires, Jordin Sparks is as much effervescent fun as any post-Idol bow.
  2. The album shrewdly positions her in hip-hop-flavored R&B, which is interesting because it's one style she never touched on the show.
  3. Jordin Sparks gets a first effort that's all over the map--and works.
  4. A couple of inspirational songs--'This Is My Now,' her "American Idol" signature, and the heavy-handed 'God Loves Ugly'--are hidden at the end, perhaps to remind listeners of the middling CD this could have been but isn’t.
  5. Sparks and a cast of au courant pop producers combine that sense of sparkle, striving, and her powerful pipes for an age-appropriate, uniformly pleasant release that shouldn't disappoint those voters.
  6. On Idol, all this unformed youthfulness was endearing, but on this debut she just seems green, not quite ready for the big leagues she's been pushed into.
  7. Jordin Sparks is one of the strongest Idol debuts yet.
  8. 40
    It reeks of generic blandness. [Feb 2008, p.86]

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