Spirit

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59

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  1. Edd
    Apr 9, 2008
    1
    Abysmal. Yes, she has a good voice, but that's not enough. The songs are all very bland and annoying, and there's no emotion or personality at all. Some of the lyrics are pretty cringe-worthy (for example the chorus in Footprints in the Sand), and personally i find it annoying how Lewis reckons that the album really shows her own emotions and spirit (hence the title), yet she Abysmal. Yes, she has a good voice, but that's not enough. The songs are all very bland and annoying, and there's no emotion or personality at all. Some of the lyrics are pretty cringe-worthy (for example the chorus in Footprints in the Sand), and personally i find it annoying how Lewis reckons that the album really shows her own emotions and spirit (hence the title), yet she didn't write any of the songs on there. All in all, it's another easy-to-forget album from a fame-hungry and useless singer. Expand
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Her lovelorn ballads achieve a dullness to which normally only Americans aspire. [14 Dec 2007, p.67]
  2. It's a highly polished, professional sounding debut, with Lewis hitting all the right notes even when she warbles up and down the scale.
  3. Though the 21-year-old's faithful, capable rendition of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' proves that the timelessness of the song should remain unquestioned, the album's adult-skewed material sounds even more jarring next to two fresh new tracks, the bouncy and youthful 'Forgive Me' and urban club jam 'Misses Glass,' added for American consumption.