Under the Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
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  • Summary: The second album for the teenage pop singer is a Christmas album with guest appearances by The Band Perry, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, and Usher.
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  1. Oct 31, 2011
    60
    Bieber definitely sounds more enthused by the original songs--some of which resemble everyday numbers with patched-on seasonal references--and a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (featuring Carey herself). The versions of holiday staples are pulled off with varying results.
  2. 58
    The Biebs' gentle set of gentile carols on Under the Mistletoe isn't coal-lump bad; it's more like a dorky sweater from Nana with a 20 in the pocket.
  3. 50
    Mr. Bieber hasn't ever sounded this good. But even Mr. Harrell can't place Mr. Bieber on equal footing with some of his more accomplished guests
  4. Dec 8, 2011
    40
    The guests are the album's saving grace.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 15 out of 19
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    A great album, well produced with a mix of classics which have been switched around and some originals such as the ever popular 'Mistletoe'. Justins newest album 'Believe' is a step up from this, i'd give that a 10/10 as well. Hes going no where but up. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    8
    In his first Christmas album, Bieber opens with a mid-tempo ballad "Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas", which is followed by a Jason Mraz feel in "Mistletoe". However, Bieber's interpretation of "The Christmas Song" resonates well with the vocals of Usher. A Jackson 5 feel in "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" helps show Bieber's interpretation of the piece, while still aiming to restore the classical feel. His collaboration with Boyz II Men in "Fa La La" shows his vocal abilities, even though the lyrics can get a bit repetitive. In Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas is You", Bieber maintains to sing the song in its original octave, and it proves to be a chance to show his vocal ability. The album's worst track is definitely "Drummer Boy", when Bieber tries to put his own twist of the song in the form of a rap. Despite this, Bieber manages to rebound on "Christmas Eve" by showing his musicality on one of the album's best tracks with a slow R&B feel. "All I Want Is You" demonstrates the maturity of Bieber's lyrics and its Christmas bells help set the holiday tone. His collaboration with The Band Perry in "Home This Christmas" shows not only his vocal ability, but also his way of crossing over into the country genre. In the final track of "Silent Night", Bieber shows a softer side that is peaceful and a good end to the album. All in all, Under the Mistletoe is worth listening to during the holiday season, and contains some original tracks that will never be forgotten. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    3
    This album is nothing more the My World 3.0 The Christmas Edition with some of the worst vocal work I've ever heard. The only thing that saves this album at times are the featured artist like Boyz II Men. The one good song would have to be Fa La La, and it's only good if you take out Bieber's god awful vocals, and his white boy rapping on Drummer Boy is just unforgivable Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2014
    0
    the thing I find so funny here is how I don't think anyone would actually like to get under that mistletoe with him. It addition to this, all these love songs are probably just written to the ghost of Christmas past. Expand
  5. May 27, 2013
    0
    Merry Christmas...and f*ck Justin Bieber, he just ruined my Christmas 2 years ago, I believe.
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    What the hell is this album, every song is lame. And his vocals sound like they are getting worse. The songs are slow or just plain boring, its going to be obvious that this album will sell good cause all his fans will cry to there parents to get the album, but for someone who is the biggest thing in music, his albums are **** lol. The industry is becoming a joke to let some looser release another album when his last 2 albums were crap that had generic song.

    To be honest mistletoe is the only good song, the rest are just weird to listen to, especially with bieber singing them. Its a christmas album that has songs on it that combine that christmas sound the the electronic sound and it doesn't work at all. And his rapping made my hole family drop in laughter. and my little sister loves Justin, but even she couldn't stand this album at all. Except Mistletoe.
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  7. Mar 8, 2012
    0
    The worst CD EVER!!! This album have much mistakes, first the title is horrible, the voice of Bieber is horrible, the songs, any good song, all are awful, I believe that his last album be bad, but this is terrible. Expand

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