When the Sun Goes Down

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  • Summary: The Disney star's third album offers more of the Top 40 dance-pop tunes of her previous records.
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When the Sun Goes Down
Sun tan toes, ticklin' the sand, Cold drink chillin' in my right hand, Watchin' you sleep in the evening light, Restin' up for a long long... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 83
    On her first two albums, this Disney star never shook the moonlighting-actor vibe; on When the Sun Goes Down, though, she sounds fully invested in tart electro-disco ditties like ''Bang Bang Bang,'' which strongly recalls La Roux's ''Bulletproof.''
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    80
    For now, as long as she makes records as good and as much fun as When the Sun Goes Down, everything will be fine.
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    50
    On When the Sun Goes Down you get a teenybopper posing as a dorm-hardened college junior, and we all know how convincingly that scenario plays.
  4. Jun 27, 2011
    40
    The sad thing is, Gomez has one of the most pleasant and distinctive voices of her Disney cohorts, but she's let down by an album of weak songs that try too hard to be family friendly. Back to the drawing board for this cartoon pop star.
  5. Aug 1, 2011
    40
    Gomez may be the most boring teen-pop star of her generation. She makes Ashley Tisdale seem like Lady Gaga.
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    40
    Throughout this dance-pop album there's a catch in her throat that suggests an embryonic personality.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    This album is definitively much better than her last two, it has a more mature sound and better vocals. She has more input in this album andThis album is definitively much better than her last two, it has a more mature sound and better vocals. She has more input in this album and actually co-writing some of the songs. It's different in a good way, she is growing into a serious artist for sure. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2017
    10
    Buen album. Tal vez no sea el mejor material por Selena Gomez,o como "Revival",pero sin duda el album de Gomez tiene ritmos muy pegadizos yBuen album. Tal vez no sea el mejor material por Selena Gomez,o como "Revival",pero sin duda el album de Gomez tiene ritmos muy pegadizos y muy buenos.
    Un buen album teen-pop
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  3. Aug 2, 2011
    10
    Selena Is So Amazing!!
    Maturity And Beauty are the key words for this Album, Selena shows her grown up. DIsney Star to woman who knows what
    Selena Is So Amazing!!
    Maturity And Beauty are the key words for this Album, Selena shows her grown up. DIsney Star to woman who knows what want.
    Wonderful & Amazing!!!
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  4. Oct 28, 2012
    10
    Oh My God. When Selena became a disco diva? I definitely loved the album. When The Sun Goes Downs is vibrant enough to the point of make aOh My God. When Selena became a disco diva? I definitely loved the album. When The Sun Goes Downs is vibrant enough to the point of make a paralytic to dance (really). Selena is a light amid much garbage music that comes out of Disney. Love You Like A Love song is more than just danceable, it's revolutionary. It's dance music with quality that we haven't seen since the 80s. I want more Selena and less Miley. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2015
    8
    Melhor que "Kiss & Tell" e "A Year Without Rain". Com destaque para "Bang, Bang, Bang", "Who Says", "Hit the Lights", When the Sun Goes Down",Melhor que "Kiss & Tell" e "A Year Without Rain". Com destaque para "Bang, Bang, Bang", "Who Says", "Hit the Lights", When the Sun Goes Down", "My Dilemma", "Outlaw" e "Middle of Nowhere". Vale a pena ouvir. Expand
  6. May 16, 2016
    6
    Olha, esse álbum é até legal mas não é bom não. Ele tem duas faixas muito boas, que são "Love Me Like a Love Song" e "Who Says" e umas trêsOlha, esse álbum é até legal mas não é bom não. Ele tem duas faixas muito boas, que são "Love Me Like a Love Song" e "Who Says" e umas três razoáveis, mas a maior parte é bem mediano, passível. Dou um destaque negativo pra três faixas, que são "Bang Bang Bang", "That's More Like It" e "Middle Of Nowhere", dando ênfase maior as duas últimas, que parecem demo mal feita da Xuxa. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2015
    0
    I can not hear whole, not feeling well, you know, did not like, did not like, selena is talented, but this album did not like not making WHATI can not hear whole, not feeling well, you know, did not like, did not like, selena is talented, but this album did not like not making WHAT are opinions Expand

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