• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2016
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Jan 29, 2016
    60
    While his traditionalism can feel staid (even Ed Sheeran, Puth’s UK equivalent when it comes to lovelorn beta-male balladeers, takes a risk once in a while), the standard of his songwriting is consistently high, and his central theme--romantic obsession that verges on the masochistic--makes for a record that softly burns.
  2. 58
    Much of the album is G-Rated tales of love (songs about beautiful girls and boys who love them) drowning in an ocean of power-pop gloss.
  3. 40
    There are flashes of something special on Suffer, and the surprisingly sultry Selena Gomez collaboration We Don’t Talk Anymore, but in general, Puth’s anonymity is infuriating.
  4. Jan 29, 2016
    40
    Vulnerability is often an asset to singers, particularly in matters concerning love, but Puth's problem is that he feels stage-managed; you can sense him hitting his marks.
  5. Jan 29, 2016
    30
    The most standout feature of Nine Track Mind might be its rhythmic consistency, an exercise in deceleration.... inoffensive dross.
  6. Feb 3, 2016
    25
    It doesn’t help that Nine Track Mind is all ballads except for three tracks, two of which are duets (Trainor, a sleepy Selena Gomez) that somehow still feel like ballads. Puth cannot fill this frame of sentimentality with any genuine sentiment.
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 5, 2016
    20
    Nine Track Mind whimpers like a sick kitten. [Mar 2016, p.113]
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 472 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jan 30, 2016
    2
    Every song on this album is worse than See You Again and that's a **** accomplishment. I mean you have to be on another level of **** to beEvery song on this album is worse than See You Again and that's a **** accomplishment. I mean you have to be on another level of **** to be able to do that. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    este album é bom, não sei pq não gostaram dele, deveria ser mais reconhecido, mais ele ta no inicio espero que pelo menos venda bemeste album é bom, não sei pq não gostaram dele, deveria ser mais reconhecido, mais ele ta no inicio espero que pelo menos venda bem auhsauhsauhauh is amazing Full Review »
  3. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    Gente coitado socorro, af nao merecia amarelo tour, o album ta tao gostozinho, tem faixas tao boa (One Call Away, We don't Talk Anymore,Gente coitado socorro, af nao merecia amarelo tour, o album ta tao gostozinho, tem faixas tao boa (One Call Away, We don't Talk Anymore, Dangerously) Dangerously ainda tem direito a falsete, bom pra mim o album é otimo um dos meus faves de 2016 Full Review »