The Dutchess Image
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  • Summary: The Black Eyed Peas singer's solo debut (which is produced largely by her bandmate will.i.am) includes her hit single "London Bridge."

Top Track

Big Girls Don't Cry
Da da da da The smell of your skin lingers on me now You're probably on your flight back to your home town I need some shelter of my own protection,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Though not every track is a gem, The Dutchess reaches further than most albums by contemporary divas.
  2. Uncut
    80
    This is one of the most rambunctiously entertaining and high-spirited records of 2006. [Dec 2006, p.108]
  3. An eclectic, danceable collection of hip-hop, R&B, and pop confections.
  4. Exactly as gratingly infectious as you might expect.
  5. Los Angeles Times
    50
    The problem is the Duchess herself. Fergie exudes earthy charm, but can't keep up with the breakneck music. She forces emotion on the slower show-stoppers, and she's all cartoon kitten on the come-ons. [17 Sep 2006]
  6. The album too often seems to be striving to display diversity at the expense of artistry.
  7. Fergie prances, preens, moans, talks and raps, but the result is canned and sterile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 104
  2. Negative: 36 out of 104
  1. Heather
    Sep 20, 2006
    10
    Amazing!! just shows the girl can sing!! keep it up ;-)
  2. Sep 25, 2017
    10
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
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    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhosoEu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhosoEu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
    Eu amo demais fergie,album maravilhoso
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  3. xsassysays
    Jun 19, 2008
    10
    The mixed reviews show how controversial Fergie's music and image are, which is part of its appeal. Exceptionally unique album. Fergie The mixed reviews show how controversial Fergie's music and image are, which is part of its appeal. Exceptionally unique album. Fergie is too edgy to be written off as a mere pop princess. Expand
  4. Aug 24, 2010
    7
    This album definitely has its fair share of great songs; to name but a few, Mary Jane Shoes, Clumsy and Glamorous, along with the Rock-ChickThis album definitely has its fair share of great songs; to name but a few, Mary Jane Shoes, Clumsy and Glamorous, along with the Rock-Chick sound of Wake Up. Her huge singing talent and amazingly versatile look show her to be a true Madonna; just in the booklet we are shown around 6 (from memory) different styles of Fergie. She pulls this album off with its many different genres, without seeming too much like a "Wannabe". Well worth a listen; especially if you're a Black Eyed Peas fan.
    7/10. Why? Lets just say, Hip-Hop isn't my most favoured genre. And where this album has a huge range of genres, the more repetitive and modern mainstream songs seem to fall short of Fergie's true talent. PLEASE Fergie, take up rock full time?
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  5. Sep 3, 2015
    4
    i gotta be honest: i've never loved Fergie beacuse i've always thought that she doesn't have her own place in the industry when it comes to bei gotta be honest: i've never loved Fergie beacuse i've always thought that she doesn't have her own place in the industry when it comes to be a solo artist, she is a mixture between Gwen Stefani and Pink sometimes...
    but we have to admit that this album has a crazy beat generally speaking. of course not all the songs are good, but we have to think that Fergie will ever be just a singer made by beat and sound, her own voice like I said before is nothing special.
    4/10
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  6. aLck
    Sep 19, 2006
    0
    juz....
  7. EdwardH
    Sep 11, 2007
    0
    Man diz album so like totally blowz of Krappynezz She talks rather, den singz and when she does sing it sounds like a jackhammer goin' Man diz album so like totally blowz of Krappynezz She talks rather, den singz and when she does sing it sounds like a jackhammer goin' off, loud and irritatin' and she completely wrecked the Peas when she joined. I have luv for Will.I.AM Appel, and my all time fav Taboo but no luv for her. Tha Peas should have released Taboo or Appel in solo albums sted of da no talent yucky singin' Fergie. Dude she is soooo bad it hurts. Tha Muzik is for peepz wit Talents not No Talents Get It Rite! Expand

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