Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    78
    What's left, then, is a collection of 11 shinily produced pop songs that find Gomez trying on a series of different personalities with her slight-yet-capable vocals.
  2. Jul 30, 2013
    70
    The whirring Stars Dance is a confident but not aggressively blatant move to a more grown-up pop playing field.
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    70
    Thanks to the strong songs, Selena's reliably strong vocals, and the variety of sounds, it adds up to be another fine entry in her catalog and just another example of why Selena Gomez is one of the best pop stars making music in 2013.
  4. 67
    Stars Dance feels like a studiously anonymous bag of one-size-fits-all pop attitudes. [26 Jul 2013, p.67]
  5. Jul 23, 2013
    63
    Stars Dance is exactly the kind of album one makes in 2013 if you want to keep the pop sugar of the Disney tween cabal but mix in some broken glass and a club bathroom nosebleed.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 270 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 76
  2. Negative: 17 out of 76
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    It is one of the best albums of the year! With good vocals, very catchy tunes and two amazing singles released before hand Selena has reallyIt is one of the best albums of the year! With good vocals, very catchy tunes and two amazing singles released before hand Selena has really outdone herself proving that she is definitely one of the leading pop stars of 2013. The album itself is very diverse, with Like A Champion having a jamaican vibe to it, to Come And Get It with a hindi tune to the dance heavy B.E.A.T and Birthday to the more intimate Love Will Remember and Nobody Does It Like You to hopefully the albums next single Save The Day. The album has a great resemblance to a Shakira or perhaps Rihanna album and is definitely worth the wait! Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    One of the best pop albuns of the years. Selena is not that pretty little girl anymore. Now she's trying to be a woman, and she's doing itOne of the best pop albuns of the years. Selena is not that pretty little girl anymore. Now she's trying to be a woman, and she's doing it right. The album is so good and you feel like you're in a party all the time, but when starts "Love Will Remember" is like you remind all your love problems back. The only one song is not good is Write Your Name, but I still can listem to that. Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    0
    This album is a complete fail. The background music is heart-stopping, but the vocals, lyrics and production is overly produced and shows noThis album is a complete fail. The background music is heart-stopping, but the vocals, lyrics and production is overly produced and shows no acoustic talents for both Selena and produces. The best, least messy song on the album is Come and Get It, which is unfortunate, since the song is not profound. Actually, the whole album is a repetitive form of a dance song. There are absolutely no ballads on the album, and "Love Will Remember" is an awkward attempt at one after ten songs of dance music. Selena has mid-core attempts at singing, but this album does her no justice, since the songs hide both her personality, and her voice. Better luck next time, Selena. But for the good of my ears, hopefully there will not be a next time. Full Review »