Paris

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Paris makes no apologies for being mass-market pop, but everybody involved made sure that this was well-constructed mass-market pop.
  2. You may hate what she stands for, but don't let that keep you off the dance floor.
  3. It's no pop masterpiece to rival The Beatles, Madonna or Michael Jackson's best. But then again, few things are. If however the bench marks are Aguilera and Pink, it's only fair to say that Ms Hilton or rather her album, holds its own.
  4. Listening to her debut album, you get the feeling that she breezed in and out of the studio.
  5. Like a silly holiday cocktail with umbrellas and sparklers, there is much to enjoy about Paris Hilton, albeit for one mad Med fortnight only.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    She's convinced an army of writers and producers... to furnish her with above-average R&B to pant suggestively over. [Sep 2006, p.108]
  7. Rolling Stone
    60
    Why settle for pseudosleaze like Peaches when Paris delivers the real thing? [21 Sep 2006, p.82]
  8. Vibe
    60
    Shockingly, Paris the vocalist is actually listenable; no Gwen Stefani, but better than, say, K-Fed. [Oct 2006, p.151]
  9. What's most surprising about Paris's album is that it's really not all that bad; released by any other, ahem, artist, it would likely earn better notices than recent albums by the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, or Ashlee Simpson--not that that's really saying much.
  10. If an army of songwriters and million-dollar producers can make Paris Hilton listenable, even for only 38 minutes, then no one else with a major-label budget behind them has any excuse.
  11. 50
    A few fast, punky songs suit her pout, but more than anything, Hilton makes celebrity sound boring.
  12. Uncut
    40
    Lavishly appointed, expensively designed and almost entirely characterless. [Sep 2006, p.84]
  13. Los Angeles Times
    38
    Like cotton candy, the food group she most resembles, what may seem like a mouthful for a moment is gone in the blink of an eye, leaving a sweet aftertaste and empty calories behind. [22 Aug 2006]
  14. She sings like a woman who has heard of something called singing, can't be sure of exactly what it might entail, but is fairly certain you do something a bit like this. She sounds both distracted and bored stiff, as if making an album is keeping her from the more serious business of standing around a nightclub in a pair of really enormous sunglasses.
  15. The bits which 'aren't bad' are the bits which don't involve Ms Hilton.
  16. Though Storch and other heavy hitters do their best to craft reasonable facsimiles of a broad range of Today's Best Dance-Pop Hits, they can't hide the fact that Hilton's a shit singer who can't carry a tune even when the vocal melody is reproduced note-for-note in the arrangements.
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 163 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 91
  2. Negative: 47 out of 91
  1. DouglasH
    Oct 1, 2006
    10
    Brilliant. An astonishing satire on celebrity vacuity in the 21st Century...Paris will have the last laugh. On the surface dazzlingly empty, Brilliant. An astonishing satire on celebrity vacuity in the 21st Century...Paris will have the last laugh. On the surface dazzlingly empty, yet full of subtle irony meaning for the more attentive, the lyrics convey something of the dense, multilayered/referential suggestion of Melvilles chapter on the "Whiteness of the Whale", or for that matter, Brett Easton Ellis. Paris Hilton - musician/philosopher. Who would have thought? Full Review »
  2. Feb 9, 2012
    10
    If Britney Spears or Rihanna sang "Stars Are Blind", the song would've been a worldwide #1. Hilton's is a great pop record and I'm lookingIf Britney Spears or Rihanna sang "Stars Are Blind", the song would've been a worldwide #1. Hilton's is a great pop record and I'm looking forward to her new music, I think she's getting judged too much for her social condition, but she's really good. Full Review »
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    Fantastic album. I don't understnad how people can criticize this album. The songs are awesome and the tunes are just great and the remakeFantastic album. I don't understnad how people can criticize this album. The songs are awesome and the tunes are just great and the remake of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" s one of the best on the album Key Tracks: "Stars are Blind" "Turn It UP" "Do Ya Think I"m Sexy" Full Review »