Louder

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  • Summary: The debut solo pop release for the Glee actress includes production from Chris Braide, Kuk Harrell, Anne Preven, John Shanks, and Stargate.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    72
    Lyrically, Louder is rather one-sided, as she often sings about the perils of relationships, over and over, in ways that we've all heard many times at this point. Still, it's a solid effort that shows she has promise as a bona fide pop artist.
  2. 67
    It's hard to be that mad at Louder, because it's so admirably and lovingly crafted.
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    60
    While the turbo vocal bursts on “You’re Mine” and “Burn With You” blend nicely with the poppier elements, several of the tracks, including the burbling “On My Way” and the title tune, feel a bit too calculated and anonymous in their production approach.
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    42
    Sadly, a compilation of tracks randomly culled from the best Rachel Berry solos recorded for the show would yield a stronger album than this one made up of originals.
  5. Apr 3, 2014
    40
    Like a showtune from Wicked, Louder serves as an above average power-pop album that you can bust a lung trying to sing along to without any of that pesky “thinking” to get in the way.
  6. Throughout the album, Michele doesn’t so much sing as trumpet like an elephant eager for the charge. Her voice has more need than vulnerability, more anger than understanding.
  7. Feb 28, 2014
    30
    Her attempt at breaking out as a solo artist has been rocky--lead single "Cannonball" sank like one--and this album of insta-dated EDM-pop anthems and half-cocked bass drops probably won't help her cause.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    Um álbum maravilhoso cheio de hinos. Cannonball, Empty Handed, You're Mine, Cue the Rain, On My Way são verdadeiras obras primas. VocaisUm álbum maravilhoso cheio de hinos. Cannonball, Empty Handed, You're Mine, Cue the Rain, On My Way são verdadeiras obras primas. Vocais maravilhosos, instrumentais lindas e letras perfeitas só poderia resultar nessa bíblia. Só não vê quem não quer. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2014
    10
    I have been waiting for this Album a very long time! Bought the last available copy in our town! I love every song! I find it refreshing toI have been waiting for this Album a very long time! Bought the last available copy in our town! I love every song! I find it refreshing to have a pop singer who can actually sing! Her voice is strong and beautiful! If you are an actual fan of Lea Michele and you are aware of everything she was going through during the process of making Louder then you get the emotion and you connect with the songs! Lea is extremely talented and she keeps it classy! Can't say that about very many pop stars! Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    I loved the whole album. I connected to Lea's voice and the overall sound of the album. I was happy with the uptempo songs and some theI loved the whole album. I connected to Lea's voice and the overall sound of the album. I was happy with the uptempo songs and some the ballads has me in tears. Burn With You was my favorite followed by Battlefield, If You Say So and On My Way. I didn't skip any songs. I did like some songs more than others, but overall the entire album is really enjoyable. I find it funny that a lot of critics are saying she sounds to perfect or too broadway. It's almost like they are faulting her for having a great voice. I'm glad she can sing well ( on this album and live) because too many artists today can't. I love all genres of music and this album is a great addition to my my music collection. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2014
    9
    Cannonball is a great listen. Although her album was not as commercially successful as everyone hoped, her songs are still not bad. EvenCannonball is a great listen. Although her album was not as commercially successful as everyone hoped, her songs are still not bad. Even though Cannonball surprisingly does not showcase her powerful belts, it is still a good listen to as it showcases her emotions and she can also handle the song live. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2016
    7
    It's not her best, but I liked a lot. She has a really great voice and 'Louder' has some really great ballads like 'Battlefield' and 'If YouIt's not her best, but I liked a lot. She has a really great voice and 'Louder' has some really great ballads like 'Battlefield' and 'If You Say So', but some songs are just too overproducted and it might have overshadowed her amazing voice. Although it's a nice try for a debut. I believe in her potential and I'm sure she will surprise me one day.

    Favs: Burn With You, If You Say So and Battlefield
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  6. Mar 27, 2014
    6
    I really expected more from "Louder", Lea Michele totally disappointed me. The first time you hear it, you have the impression that all theI really expected more from "Louder", Lea Michele totally disappointed me. The first time you hear it, you have the impression that all the songs are almost equal. Only those who have patience and listen more than once, can distinguish the songs and their particularities. I will not comment all the songs, but I will say "Don't Let Go", excuse the vocabulary, is a piece of s***. "Empty Handed", "If You Say So" and "If You Say So" save the album from being a complete waste of time. Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2014
    0
    Absolutely senseless and empty album. The girl has a fine voice which she uses in record of monotonous songs in Cathie Perry and BritneyAbsolutely senseless and empty album. The girl has a fine voice which she uses in record of monotonous songs in Cathie Perry and Britney Spears's style. The first single of 'Cannonball' was ideally written (unfortunately, not Michele), however a hit of the first size didn't become. No wonder, it only copy of 'Diamonds' of Rihanna. The only song which is noteworthy - 'Empty Handed' written by the singer of Christina Perri.

    Result: for nothing spent time for listening of not less empty album. 0/10 .
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