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  • Summary: The singer's third disc was produced by David Kahne and features an unlikely contribution on bass from Mike Watt (The Minutemen).

Top Track

Never Again
I hope the ring you gave to her turns her finger green I hope when your in bed with her You think of me I would never wish bad things But I don't... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Kelly Clarkson's darker, more personal, riskier third CD.
  2. Blender
    80
    Clarkson has never sounded this depressive or spiteful. [Jul 2007, p.112]
  3. My December isn’t the kind of earth-shattering fuck-you accomplishment that would make this story too good to be true. However, it’s not nearly as bereft of good songs and great moments as some folks would have you believe either.
  4. An uneven album with some tremendous bright spots.
  5. There are no hooks, nothing to suck in the many adults that liked Clarkson's first two records.
  6. Moving further away from sugar-coated post-Idol fare, Clarkson steps up with more rockers and a few ballads that, while not all destined to be radio hits, are all convincing and emotionally bare.
  7. The songs just are just way inferior this time around. My December’s fourteen tracks (including the hidden "Chivas") sound like rough sketches fleshed out with Breakaway’s light rock arrangements.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 176
  1. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    This is (along with Breakaway) one of the best Kelly albums! Is 2013 now, and still is a master piece. Very personal, dark (even though "BRThis is (along with Breakaway) one of the best Kelly albums! Is 2013 now, and still is a master piece. Very personal, dark (even though "BR album" is as dark as this one), rocker and souful. MAYBE is by far a master piece, Irvine, Sober, Haunted, Yeah, Fading are so perfect. I think for the most of people, they have to be in "the mood" for get into it and see its greatness. This album is the reason that I ended for having respect for Kelly as an artist and not just as another poppy singer out there. Many people were influenced by media and got blinded for appreciate all the beauty about this jewel. And if you add the Clive Davis complot, that's why this album "didn't got well" (fyi this album sold over 1Million in US... So, I don't get the hate) and stopped its potencial to be a huge success as it deserved... Orgullosa de ser fan de una artista y verdadera cantante como Kelly So proud to be her fan! Expand
  2. stevenn.
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    this album is amazing! perfect from beginning to end!
  3. MMC
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    This is a great CD. Very relatable to anyone who has had past realationships that were ambiguous and at a crossroads. Took a few listens be This is a great CD. Very relatable to anyone who has had past realationships that were ambiguous and at a crossroads. Took a few listens be cause I was trying to hear Breakaway. Much growth. Who needs catchy hooks in every song. Tell me a story I can relate to and jam on with meaning. That's what Kelly has done. "Maybe" is a very well written. I think probably the best track. Expand
  4. BenjaminR
    Jun 26, 2007
    9
    Have read all the hype surrounding this album - don't understand what the fuss is all about. This album is about growth. Some people Have read all the hype surrounding this album - don't understand what the fuss is all about. This album is about growth. Some people want to call KC a lightweight pop Idol winner and write her off. Go listen to 'Irvine'. It's stunning. KC was right to tell label management where to get off - whether their name is Clive or whoever. This album might not sell 11M copies...., but it's something a real artist can be proud of. Expand
  5. ashleys
    Jul 10, 2007
    9
    this album is far from being as bad as what a lot of people are making it out to be. it shows a totally different side to her as a perfromer this album is far from being as bad as what a lot of people are making it out to be. it shows a totally different side to her as a perfromer and a person. what else do people want? its seems like mainstream artists get criticised for not being edgy enough, but then when they try to take a different direction they get slated for not being commercial enough. kelly can pretty much sing anything she wants (even opera apparently), her voice is amazing. it would be so incredibly easy for her to take songs from any professional song writer and have hits with them, but wheres the challenge in that? its boring. if she has the chance to do what she wants and take some control, she can grow as an artist but if not, she could still be singing the same stuff in 10 years time. and that would be a waste of a talent. good job shes defiant really. im giving the album 8 and adding an extra point for her integrity =] Expand
  6. PhatG.
    Jun 28, 2007
    5
    Screaming.
  7. josema
    Jun 26, 2007
    0
    this makes me sick...

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