• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
User Score
2.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 417 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 417

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  1. May 13, 2012
    5
    I won't say its the best, but I won't say its the worst. Think about it. From 'Baby' to this song? Not that bad. The worst thing people hated about him was his voice. It was just too high, and just not good to listen to. It sounded like a girl, moms everywhere who were listening to KIIS asked their kids, "Is that a girl?" Do I need to say more? However, he hit puberty, and his voiceI won't say its the best, but I won't say its the worst. Think about it. From 'Baby' to this song? Not that bad. The worst thing people hated about him was his voice. It was just too high, and just not good to listen to. It sounded like a girl, moms everywhere who were listening to KIIS asked their kids, "Is that a girl?" Do I need to say more? However, he hit puberty, and his voice certainly got lower. It's a semi-catchy song, but the word choice in the lyrics.. aren't the best. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    5
    Well, it's not that bad. "My World" is a solid mediocre album with some high girly pitch singing from Justin Bieber, but I managed it. Guess the low score's from the haters and trolls.
  3. RandomCritic
    Dec 4, 2009
    4
    Not horrible, but certainly not great either. First, the good: Bieber and his handlers obviously knows who he's catering to. They don't try to reach adults with "mature" constructions, so this debut doesn't seem pretentious at all. In addition, Bieber has a certain boyish charm that makes even the sappier songs endearing. Now the bad: everyone else was here first. There is Not horrible, but certainly not great either. First, the good: Bieber and his handlers obviously knows who he's catering to. They don't try to reach adults with "mature" constructions, so this debut doesn't seem pretentious at all. In addition, Bieber has a certain boyish charm that makes even the sappier songs endearing. Now the bad: everyone else was here first. There is absolutely nothing original about this album. Also, for a supposed "star", Bieber makes surprisingly few contributions to the album, making it feel more than a bit artificial (although the constant presence of Auto-Tune adds to that). The lyrical quality is fairly low ("I was a playa when I was little, but now I'm bigger" A "playa" of what, Pokemon?), even going so far as to highway-rob the chorus from The Cardigans' "Lovefool" for "Love Me" (much in the style of the god-awful "Whatcha Say", an exercise in how to steal from Imogen Heap's music in all the wrong ways). The production is mostly recycled, but occasionally interesting (mostly on uptempo tracks). All in all, an underwhelming but not totally awful debut resembling the quality of early Rihanna: will you want to drive back up to the store in a rage and demand a refund at the top of your lungs? Probably not. Will you remember it a year from now? Again, no, but it may manage to make multiple cycles on the iPods of squealing teenage girls. We can only hope for the best: Bieber has nowhere to go but up. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2010
    4
    Justin Bieber is a great singer, most of these songs on the album are great. The reason I have rated this album as 4, is because Justin Bieber has not been able to connect with most of the listeners. And that is why the album is weak. I wish him the best.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Members of the Clutch, Midi Mafia, â??Trickyâ? Stewart, Usher, and a handful of other notable producers and songwriters grant Bieber a set of songs that isn't quite top-level quality, but the singer more than gets by on his squeaky-clean charm and natural ability.
  2. Bieber is indistinguishable from any of a thousand prefab pop aspirants with musical inadequacies that need glossing over in the studio.
  3. Not surprisingly, My World is long on sugary puppy-love ballads and dinky dance-pop confections; diabetics are advised to stay away.