Wrapped in Red - Kelly Clarkson
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  • Summary: Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood guest on the American Idol winner's first Christmas album that includes five original songs she co-wrote.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    Wrapped in Red is a stylistic maverick, for sure, but the original tunes are worthy of sitting next to the standards, and when Kelly sings, it’s like Christmas all year round.
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    Any of these, as well as the retro title track, would make welcome additions to shopping-mall playlists, but it's the album's lead single, "Underneath the Tree," which recalls Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in theme, tone, and structure, that's likely to become Clarkson's very own contemporary standard.
  3. Nov 1, 2013
    Perhaps the concept and execution are conventional, but even in this utterly expected setting, Clarkson retains her fiery, individual spirit, and that's what makes Wrapped in Red appealing: to the letter, it delivers what it promises.
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    Wrapped in Red should prove a welcome gift to fans of the powerful pop star as Kelly Clarkson mixes classic carols and hymns with several originals co-written by the singer.
  5. Nov 1, 2013
    Maybe Clarkson’s a bit too eager to prove she can still wail out the money notes, and maybe the dearth of edge will disappoint those of us who love “Addicted” and “Hole”. But Wrapped in Red doesn’t need edge; it’s just dynamic and varied enough to be satisfying.
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    Clarkson takes the view that Christmas is as much about wistfulness and unfulfilled wishes as it is unbridled joy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    This is probably one of the best Christmas albuns presented in recent years. The repertoire of christmas classics together the powerful and gentle voice of Kelly, makes this record unique and wonderfull. Expand
  2. Dec 4, 2013
    The production is flawless and it provided the atmosphere Kelly needed to express her musicality. Besides, amazingly well-arranged. She definitely got it right. Expand
  3. Dec 14, 2013
    Vocally, Kelly Clarkson never lets you down and this Christmas Album is no exception. Lead single "Underneath the Tree" is a Christmas keeper and "Wrapped in Red" shows a now mature and robust sound. I cannot stop listening to this album and certainly putting me in the X-Mas sprit. Well done Kelly and much success with this. Acrown to your recent marriage and expected baby. Again, well done!! Expand
  4. May 18, 2014
    "Kelly Clarkson's new christmas album is one of the most loving music i heard ". so far she is like one of the fame survivor she experienced love , joy , protection , hate . I think its the holiday that makes her happy and get away from that negative energy . Grade A+ Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2013
    Normally I really don't like christmas song but Kelly.. Oh my God she has really amazing voice. Really good job Kelly you deserve best wishes. I always listening this album and this feels like already Christmas Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2013
    Kelly's best ever. Reminds us of why we voted for the singer on Idol. Best producers, incredible production, fantastic selection of songs- remaining eclectic while showing renditions of the classics like we've never heard before. Even the original songs sound better than any filler track you'd hear on the standard album. So pleasing. The ruby in Kelly's library. Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2013
    Eh, Don't know about this one. In my opinion, she has gotten blander over the years and her voice is not as appealing as it used to be. I know that she will slay this album when she performs it live but I can't listen to this after hearing her other albums.

    Summary: Not her best album, Voice is worse, Bland
    Grade: 39%

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