The Diary Of Alicia Keys

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 79
  2. Negative: 4 out of 79

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  1. izata
    Oct 15, 2006
    2
    she's so overrated!!!!!!!!!!! diz album's so boring!!! i was literally asleep after hearing 3 songs... i hate this album.. i regret buying this!!! crap!!!
  2. R.H.
    Dec 15, 2003
    1
    Hopelessly boring, another piece of bland aural bugglegum totally devoid of originality or purpose. Will sell millions and play in the background at many poers dinner parties this year.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Vibe
    90
    Brimming with updated old-school joints, original balladry, and classic-sounding R&B, Diary finds Keys more relaxed, confident, and committed to the tunes of the '70s than ever before. [Feb 2004, p.127]
  2. The project is clearly laboring to be relevant to the current marketplace and thus suffers from a serious lack of cohesion.
  3. Keys plays it far too safe here: There's nothing that will offend, and the content is patently generic enough that almost anyone, lovelorn or heartbroken, can build a personal soundtrack of romantic woe from its raw materials.