• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2010
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16

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  1. Nov 29, 2010
    0
    Great album! Loved every song :) I thought it was a wonderful major label debut CD for Lee, and it showed his songwriting abilities very well. Great job!
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    3
    Live It Up is probably the most prematured album that has been released by an American Idol Winner. This album does not define how good DeWyze it, but it focuses on how American Idol is running out of talents.
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45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Nov 19, 2010
    40
    When things are light and simple on Live It Up, DeWyze seems like himself: a threadbare talent who floated in on the vapors of Idol's empty tank.
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    40
    Only the album's last track, "A Song About Love," feels true. His voice is serrate, his mood is foul, and the song is sturdy enough to stand up to both. It's the sound of Mr. DeWyze's then and now finally colliding.
  3. Nov 15, 2010
    50
    With the relentlessly bland Live It Up, he becomes the latest in a long line of folk-pop singers air-brushed to melt into the pack, not rise above it.