The Dutchess

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  • Summary: The Black Eyed Peas singer's solo debut (which is produced largely by her bandmate will.i.am) includes her hit single "London Bridge."

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Big Girls Don't Cry
Da da da da The smell of your skin lingers on me now You're probably on your flight back to your home town I need some shelter of my own protection,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Though not every track is a gem, The Dutchess reaches further than most albums by contemporary divas.
  2. Uncut
    80
    This is one of the most rambunctiously entertaining and high-spirited records of 2006. [Dec 2006, p.108]
  3. An eclectic, danceable collection of hip-hop, R&B, and pop confections.
  4. Exactly as gratingly infectious as you might expect.
  5. Los Angeles Times
    50
    The problem is the Duchess herself. Fergie exudes earthy charm, but can't keep up with the breakneck music. She forces emotion on the slower show-stoppers, and she's all cartoon kitten on the come-ons. [17 Sep 2006]
  6. The album too often seems to be striving to display diversity at the expense of artistry.
  7. Fergie prances, preens, moans, talks and raps, but the result is canned and sterile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 89
  2. Negative: 36 out of 89
  1. xsassysays
    Jun 19, 2008
    10
    The mixed reviews show how controversial Fergie's music and image are, which is part of its appeal. Exceptionally unique album. Fergie The mixed reviews show how controversial Fergie's music and image are, which is part of its appeal. Exceptionally unique album. Fergie is too edgy to be written off as a mere pop princess. Expand
  2. SamD
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    I don't necesarily believe it's worthy of a ten, but I'm sure that half the people who rated this never listened to it and I don't necesarily believe it's worthy of a ten, but I'm sure that half the people who rated this never listened to it and they're just trying to be all non-conformist. It's really more like a 7.5. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    8
    Why all the hate? The Dutchess is an amazing album and Fergie is a better solo singer than in a group singing. A large range of beats andWhy all the hate? The Dutchess is an amazing album and Fergie is a better solo singer than in a group singing. A large range of beats and vocals, and exceptional guests like Ludacris. Expand
  4. AlfredoM
    Dec 8, 2006
    6
    I has some strong tracks but the end result is very strange. It's very superficial. i don't like the lyrics.
  5. time
    Sep 25, 2006
    2
    London Bridges is one of the worst songs I've heard in my lifetime
  6. aLck
    Sep 19, 2006
    0
    juz....
  7. josak
    Jan 5, 2007
    0
    Crap. But what do you expect?

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