Jordin Sparks

  • Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2007
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 12 out of 39

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  1. JeffB.
    Mar 8, 2008
    0
    Ugh. Worst. Album. Ever.
  2. KaleT.
    Apr 8, 2008
    8
    A solid debut!
  3. ConnieT.
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    I think the CD is great. She gets to show a lot more what she is capable as compared to what she got to do on the show. She is just an all around talent who I think we will be here for a long time to come.
  4. SpikeV.
    Dec 27, 2007
    3
    2 decent songs... nothing to write home about! how does this ever get such a high rating??
  5. BrianN.
    Mar 4, 2008
    10
    Best of the Idol debut albums, peppered with variety and Jordin's vocals remain flawless through the entire album. For an added treat, seek out the track "Overcome," which was unwisely dropped from the debut.
  6. MikeS.
    Nov 22, 2007
    7
    Despite average reviews and some a.i. fans will be disappointed with the modern r & B sound. This album has bad tracks as well, however; it has 3 or 4 great singles that make this album above average in my opinion.
  7. MaxA.
    Dec 12, 2007
    3
    Melinda Doolittle better than her.
  8. Mikey
    Jan 11, 2008
    9
    Great Album...Go get it. It's truly a great debut!
  9. JeanE.
    Feb 18, 2008
    8
    Love it ... exact opposite of all the crap the rest of the ladies her age are putting out there. Very refreshing.
  10. JV
    Dec 29, 2007
    10
    She will definitely be one of the greatest female recording artists of all times.
  11. ChrisI.
    Nov 21, 2007
    7
    Pretty good debut. A bit heavy on the slow songs, but better than any other Idol debut CD thats for sure. Yes..better than "Some Hearts"! Try it out, you might like it! 7.5/10
  12. JonathanF.
    Nov 22, 2007
    3
    Honestly, how critics can respect artists like Jordan Sparks and Carrie Underwood more than Kelly Clarkson is beyond me.
  13. SynuC.
    Nov 23, 2007
    8
    In my opinion this album is very, very fresh. most of the songs are very melodic & catchy. My favorites are: Freeze, Just for the Record, God Loves Ugly and One Step at a Time. So go & buy it & you will not regret it !!!!
  14. JohnL.
    Nov 24, 2007
    1
    Jordin Sparks sucks ass!
  15. TikiriK
    Nov 25, 2007
    9
    An incredible effort for a debut CD - cutting edge R&B with modern POP inflections. The vocals are smoother than can be expected fro a 17 year old. The music production is modern and provides a excellent compliment.
  16. NickC.
    Nov 26, 2007
    0
    You know "music journalism" is in the sh.thole when this dumb slut gets good reviews. Pure corporate soulless auto-tuned garbage.
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. 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.
  2. Despite the misfires, Jordin Sparks is as much effervescent fun as any post-Idol bow.
  3. 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.