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  • Summary: The latest "American Idol" winner releases her debut album.
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. Jordin Sparks gets a first effort that's all over the map--and works.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Jordin Sparks is one of the strongest Idol debuts yet.
  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. 40
    It reeks of generic blandness. [Feb 2008, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. BrianN.
    Mar 4, 2008
    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. Collapse
  2. ConnieT.
    Nov 22, 2007
    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. Expand
  3. TikiriK
    Nov 25, 2007
    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. Expand
  4. MikeS.
    Nov 22, 2007
    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. Expand
  5. SpikeV.
    Dec 27, 2007
    2 decent songs... nothing to write home about! how does this ever get such a high rating??
  6. JonathanF.
    Nov 22, 2007
    Honestly, how critics can respect artists like Jordan Sparks and Carrie Underwood more than Kelly Clarkson is beyond me.
  7. NickC.
    Nov 26, 2007
    You know "music journalism" is in the sh.thole when this dumb slut gets good reviews. Pure corporate soulless auto-tuned garbage.

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