Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Aware that any language barrier can be overcome by a plethora of hooks and a prevailing atmosphere, Balvin adds a playful embellishment to each of the album’s 10 tracks, be it Amarillo’s kazoo-assisted beat, or the twinkling glacial percussion that tickles closer Blanco. A riot not just of colour, but of ideas too.
  2. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    An energetic and vibrant project, that is exactly what the music scene needed in such an uncertain time. One of J Balvin’s strongest projects to date.
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    75
    There are no filler colors like “macaroni and cheese”. The brushstrokes he paints as a purveyor of perreo pop might not be as broad, but they’re far-reaching in highlighting the evolution and future of reggaeton music. Balvin remains a power player in the globalization of the #LatinoGang, and Colores continues to showcase his colorful flow and spirit as a beacon in the movement.
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    73
    Colores’ concept is steeped in this earnest (if slightly indulgent) pursuit. Each of its 10 tracks corresponds to a different color, in a sort of sonic mood ring.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    70
    There isn't much lyrical substance on Colores, and there doesn't need to be. It's a party record whose lyric flows are effortless and laid-back enough -- a Balvin trademark -- to attract listeners inside and outside musica urbano's big tent. The album's brevity adds depth and dimension to its direct, seductive, welcoming mix and garish presentation.
  6. Mar 20, 2020
    70
    Spanning 10 pigment-themed tracks, Colores is a sophisticated show of Balvin’s sonic palette.
  7. Mar 26, 2020
    60
    Affable but slightly numbing. ... But by and large, these are polite songs, and familiar, too. Balvin is a sweetly elegiac singer — see especially “Azul,” where he stretches out soft vowels like taffy — but his rapping is largely blank.
  8. Mar 20, 2020
    60
    There’s something understandably confident about Colores, from its grand concept album status (every song is named after a colour, although the lyrics seem conceptual only in so far as they largely revolve around how sexually irresistible Balvin is) to its brevity.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 67
  2. Negative: 9 out of 67
  1. Mar 26, 2020
    0
    This is a fail conceptual album. The songs doesnt match whith the lyrics and concept “colors. The vc does not make Sense
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    0
    J Balvin vuelve trayendo un poco más de lo mismo, su trabajo incluye mucho relleno, llega a tornarse aburrido
  3. Mar 27, 2020
    0
    Monótono, predecible, cliché, desesperado por atención, por creerse raro y conceptual! De los concepts albums mas posers y triste que heMonótono, predecible, cliché, desesperado por atención, por creerse raro y conceptual! De los concepts albums mas posers y triste que he escuchado. Un colombiano mas tratando de encajar y pasar por inteligente pero no le da. Balvin deja de reirte TAAAAN falso en cada entrevista o promoción o momento incomodo, ya sabemos q es tu forma de evadir memes y chistes sobre ti, no muestres tanto la debilidad. PD: las animaciones de las cabezas grandes, son Un rotundo asco! Odié los fondos en degrade evocando el vomito Full Review »