The Dutchess Image
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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."
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. 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. 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: 42 out of 84
  2. Negative: 36 out of 84
  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. Apr 17, 2015
    8
    PT (BR): Eu não consigo enxergar o porque de tanto ódio em todas essas críticas a um álbum tão maravilhoso de se ouvir enquanto tantos outrosPT (BR): Eu não consigo enxergar o porque de tanto ódio em todas essas críticas a um álbum tão maravilhoso de se ouvir enquanto tantos outros ruins a parte lançados na mesma época são aclamados e rasgados em elogios pela crítica. Uma harmonia perfeita entre cada música tornando o álbum nada enjoativo, enquanto faixas como os singles e 'Mary Jane Shoes', 'Here I Come' e 'Losing My Ground' te levam a querer mais. Um álbum super bem produzido e ótimo na escolha de singles, Fergie com certeza nos trará um sucessor deste pelo ouvir da viciante faixa 'L.A Love' lançada em 2014 que me lembra o single 'Glamorous'. Com certeza e sem dúvidas, não importa sua média, um ótimo projeto.

    EN (US): I can't see why so much hatred in all this criticism to such a wonderful album to listen to while so many other bad part released at the same time are acclaimed and torn to critical acclaim. A perfect harmony between each song making the album nothing cloying, while tracks such as the singles and 'Mary Jane Shoes', 'Here I Come' and 'Losing My Ground' take you to want more. A super album well produced and great in the choice of singles, Fergie will certainly bring us a successor by hearing the addictive track 'LA Love' released in 2014 reminds me of the single 'Glamorous'. Certainly and undoubtedly, no matter your average, a great project.
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  4. JohnnysmugF*ck
    Dec 10, 2006
    5
    Umm, For all you fanboyz/fangrrlz. Listen to "Fuck the pain away" off The Teaches of Peaches from Peaches (2000). Fergilicious is a straight Umm, For all you fanboyz/fangrrlz. Listen to "Fuck the pain away" off The Teaches of Peaches from Peaches (2000). Fergilicious is a straight ripoff of that track. Hey I'll give her 5 for being hot. Expand
  5. LauryB
    Sep 20, 2006
    2
    Even Paris Hilton has better reviews than Fergie... Go back to your Peas, honey, you're nothing without them.
  6. aLck
    Sep 19, 2006
    0
    juz....
  7. CaleW
    Dec 27, 2006
    0
    Fergie deserves capital punishment for this filth.

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