Shine

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. PaulC
    May 2, 2008
    8
    One of the best R&B albums I've heard in a while. My only complaint is that while "American Boy" is a hot track, some of the other tracks near it, but not enough. This album is far from perfect, but should've scored higher in my opinion.
  2. RobinsonM.
    Jul 16, 2009
    10
    A great pop album that never will lose the fresh. My favorite are the tracks produced by will.i.am, definitely the biggest producer of nowadays.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Shine remains a terribly average r'n'b album that occasionally flickers with possibility, but never burns brightly enough to matter.
  2. Mojo
    80
    Shine justifies John Legend's signing of her to his Homeschool label and finding producers she could inspire. [Mar 2008, p.112]
  3. Compared to the admittedly prodigious vocals of Duffy and Adele, this feels like the real deal.