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."

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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: 52 out of 97
  2. Negative: 36 out of 97
  1. 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
  2. DannyH
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    She freakin rocks. Shes sexy and has great songs. LOVE Clumsy, here i come, vodoo doll, and GLAMOROUS
  3. RobynL
    Sep 27, 2006
    9
    I enjoy each and every song, and enjoy the sampling of earlier music. I hear nothing forced about feeling. Good Job!
  4. borisf
    Sep 24, 2006
    7
    For a debut album of someone who's already achieved greatness in this industry it could have been bette,r but for just a debut album its great
  5. GeertH.
    Oct 2, 2006
    4
    I like....her pussy.
  6. aLck
    Sep 19, 2006
    0
    juz....
  7. alexf
    Jul 25, 2007
    0
    I do not know if this even counts as music. She should have never gone solo. This album is horrible.

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