Wildflower - Lauren Alaina
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  • Summary: The runner-up in the 10th season of American Idol releases her debut album produced by Byron Gallimore.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    It works, not only because Ms. Alaina has a big voice, but also because she doesn't portray herself as an aw-shucks beginner. She's skipped that step, and rightly so.
  2. 75
    On Wildflower, she captures the restless spirit of small-town girls who get grounded for French-kissing the boy next door.
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Despite the album's title, she plays it safe rather than wild.
  4. Oct 14, 2011
    60
    yron Gallimore, who previously produced Sugarland and Faith Hill, gives Wildflower an appealing gloss that helps disguise the ordinariness of the material along with any of Alaina's shortcomings, and that slickness serves Wildflower well, making it a much more enjoyable piece of product than McCreery's Clear as Day.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    8
    Even though I'm not a country fan per say, I must say that Lauren did a great job on this CD. Not only does it foreshadow winner Scotty McCreery's album in my opinion, it also stays true to Lauren's identity and establishes her as a versatile artist. "Wildflower" is a perfect mixture of ballads and upbeat tracks with just the right amount of youthful fun that especially teenagers, both females and even males, will enjoy. All in all, you will not be disappointed if you buy this album. Expand
  2. May 4, 2014
    1
    Worse things have happened in country music before. I'm just glad the Dixie Chicks retired from making Grammy-winning records and criticizing politicians. Expand