Don't Look Down

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  • Summary: The debut release for Holly Brook under the name Skylar Grey was executive produced by Eminem and Alex Da Kid with guest appearances by Angel Haze, Travis Barker, Big Sean and Eminem.
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop-Rap
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    For Ms. Grey, angst, melody and a hip-hop backbone are a promising combination.
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    Befitting someone who has worked with artists as varied as Dre, Duncan Sheik, and Linkin Park offshoot Fort Minor, Don’t Look Down suits varied moods.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    At heart, Don't Look Down is a vaguely hip-hop-inflected homage to '90s pop, not so much uninteresting as underwhelming and repetitive in its orchestration.
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    50
    Even a goofy Eminem cameo (the "Allen Iverson of safe sex") can't save "C'mon Let Me Ride" from sounding like an over-the-top hookup plea, and "Final Warning," a domestic-violence drama, feels vaguely like tabloid fodder.
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    50
    Try as she may to distract with her strut and style as Skylar Grey, what resonates is the same kind of melodic turn of phrase that was apparent back when she was calling herself Holly Brook.
  6. Jul 25, 2013
    40
    Given Grey’s connection to music’s biggest headline-makers, it’s ironic that her own output isn’t all that memorable.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    don't look down is the one of the best albuns of 2013. songs like "back from the deadf" "final warning" and "wear me out" show who is thisdon't look down is the one of the best albuns of 2013. songs like "back from the deadf" "final warning" and "wear me out" show who is this girl, "religion" "pulse" "tower" "white suburbian feels like is perfect but the song "cmon let me ride" is horrible and makes the album unperfect Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2015
    10
    I can't believe this album has such mediocre reviews. The songwriting is some of the best I've ever heard. Poetic, personal, emotional, andI can't believe this album has such mediocre reviews. The songwriting is some of the best I've ever heard. Poetic, personal, emotional, and occasionally funny or shocking as well, such as in C'mon Let Me Ride or Final Warning. The instrumentation is lush, the features (minus Big Sean) are all solid to fantastic.

    Wear Me Out is probably the best song in the genre of 2013. Great album.
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  3. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Don't Look Down is the best record of 2013. The album includes no weak tracks or fillers. Starting with the haunting hip hop influenced balladDon't Look Down is the best record of 2013. The album includes no weak tracks or fillers. Starting with the haunting hip hop influenced ballad "Back from the Dead" the album stays strong with highlights "Final Warning", "Wear Me Out", the ultra catchy lead single "C'mon Let Me Ride", "Sunshine" and "Glow in the Dark". Skylar shines through the whole album with her incredible vocals and lyrically that woman is a genius. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2014
    8
    Skylar Grey has an amazing voice. This album is a superb listening experience, packed with amazing songs.
    My biggest problem with the album
    Skylar Grey has an amazing voice. This album is a superb listening experience, packed with amazing songs.
    My biggest problem with the album is the features. In my opinion both Big Sean and Angel Haze makes their respective songs much less appealing to me. Another thing that bugs me personally is the choice of singles. C'mon let me ride and Final Warning is some of the weaker songs of the album in my opinion.
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  5. Jul 27, 2013
    8
    Is it perfect music? Nope. Is it enjoyable to listen to? Heck yes. Skylar Grey has a beautiful voice and this album allows her to show thatIs it perfect music? Nope. Is it enjoyable to listen to? Heck yes. Skylar Grey has a beautiful voice and this album allows her to show that off as a lead artist rather than as a feature. Some songs certainly needs a bit of tweaking, but overall, I really did like this album. She has the potential to improve without a doubt. Expand
  6. May 23, 2014
    8
    Jul 31, 2013 - Even though Skylar is still an emerging artist in the music industry she proves with this album of hers that she is here toJul 31, 2013 - Even though Skylar is still an emerging artist in the music industry she proves with this album of hers that she is here to stay and means business, perhaps with one of the best albums of 2013. With great song writing skills and vocals i can there by say that she is one of my favorite new artists and after this album i truly love her with all her songs on repeat. Its clear that Skylar has put a lot of effort into this album and it has definitely paid off...great potential and more success to come! She deserves much more praise for this than she is already getting because with such an amazing voice does her album take a spot in my top 10 albums of the year! My personnel favorites include Back From The Dead, Wear Me Out and Religion. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2016
    0
    Ok. Bonne chanteuse, voix agréable mais très peu rythmé. On peut dire que ça manque clairement de changement dans les tonalités, album tropOk. Bonne chanteuse, voix agréable mais très peu rythmé. On peut dire que ça manque clairement de changement dans les tonalités, album trop linéaire.
    Je croyais qu'elle connaissait Eminem et Dr. Dre ? Où dont-ils pour apporter un peu de punch à tout ça ?
    Non vraiment, si vous n'aimez pas la Soul de ce type là, l'album est parfait pour vous aider à vous suicider.
    "Back from the Dead" est à écouter absolument par contre.
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