Under the Mistletoe

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2011
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 199 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 199
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  1. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    Great Christmas album for the whole family to enjoy! Even adults will like his #1 hit CD considering it contains holiday classics, but with a new vibe.
  2. May 4, 2015
    10
    Katy Perry bursts back onto the scene with her amazing second album that is full to the grim of the tongue-in-cheek atmosphere that got herkhkkjhjghjbnnnnn
  3. 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.
  4. 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 restoreIn 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. Collapse
  5. Nov 28, 2015
    9
    Hinooooooooo natalino, ouço sempre perto do natal, inconformada com essa nota amarela, as críticas estão cada vez mais loucas, é um álbum pop natalino, não é igual aqueles álbuns que só tem musiquinha natalina, Drummer Boy dona do álbum.
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54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Dec 8, 2011
    40
    The guests are the album's saving grace.
  2. 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
  3. 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.