Yours Truly - Ariana Grande
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 198 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 198

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  1. Sep 5, 2013
    2
    This new vocalist debut is all kinds of underwhelming. From the obvious marketing product feeling to the general basic feel it gives to the plain and simple rip-off of a bigger artist and legendary voice like Mariah Carey´s. It´s a big fail. Either the girl evolves and finds herself in the future or her career is almost dead before taking off. Such a better album is being released thisThis new vocalist debut is all kinds of underwhelming. From the obvious marketing product feeling to the general basic feel it gives to the plain and simple rip-off of a bigger artist and legendary voice like Mariah Carey´s. It´s a big fail. Either the girl evolves and finds herself in the future or her career is almost dead before taking off. Such a better album is being released this same week: John Legend´s "Love in the future". And Janelle Monáe´s "The Electric Lady" the week after. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2013
    3
    This record is a bit underwhelming, most of tracks turn to be boring and too much similars, anyway Ariana is a strong vocalist, for sure she can do better on the next one.
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    3
    This album isn't completely truly, reminds me Mariah Carey's album, like oh wait Ariana Grande needs be more creative, she needs write with a lot of songwriters, and some of her songs are so boring, She has a beautiful voice but when she stops making music boring and perhaps be more creative maybe she can write a beautiful song alone, but let's be truth Honeymoon Avenue, Almost Is neverThis album isn't completely truly, reminds me Mariah Carey's album, like oh wait Ariana Grande needs be more creative, she needs write with a lot of songwriters, and some of her songs are so boring, She has a beautiful voice but when she stops making music boring and perhaps be more creative maybe she can write a beautiful song alone, but let's be truth Honeymoon Avenue, Almost Is never enough,Tattooed Heart are amazing songs with those beautiful Lyrics, and yes Ariana Grande is very talented, but it's still annoying and boring, uncharismatic. Expand
  4. May 10, 2014
    1
    Mariah Carey. Regardless of who inspires you, one artist who copies another to the T, should not be considered an artists. Mariah Carey has the most unique voice in modern pop music history and should not have been touched. Ariana Grande virtually robbed Mariah. Its not acceptable, unless pop culture blinds you, as it does the great majority (pop culture IS bias and prejudice [it mattersMariah Carey. Regardless of who inspires you, one artist who copies another to the T, should not be considered an artists. Mariah Carey has the most unique voice in modern pop music history and should not have been touched. Ariana Grande virtually robbed Mariah. Its not acceptable, unless pop culture blinds you, as it does the great majority (pop culture IS bias and prejudice [it matters not if one is commoner, president, professional, etc]). More so, MUSIC is much more than just vocals, and Arianas music is nothing special. Considering every aspect, then, Arianas music is a 4 or 5 of ten at best. Expand
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Yours Truly is more tempered and less likely to put you in a beaming state of catatonia.
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    70
    A relatively safe debut where much of the takeaway is the salivating at Grande’s potential.
  3. Sep 23, 2013
    65
    Yours Truly is a very safe record. Mostly written by two of R&B's most mawkish hawkers, Babyface and Harmony Samuels, it’s built on cliché and tradition, and written professionally to a fault.