• Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 91
    This is real-girl pop with massive charm.
  2. Jan 12, 2015
    70
    Far from consigning her to one-hit wonder territory, the blend of strength of personality and music-biz savvy on Title shows that Meghan Trainor is clever enough to parlay a big hit into a real career.
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    60
    The success of Lips Are Movin’ confirms that she’s no Eamon-style one-hit wonder; but Trainor might do well to study Duffy’s fate.
  4. Jan 22, 2015
    60
    She just needs to read more self-help than she spouts, and show us that she has more depth than bass.
  5. Jan 13, 2015
    60
    For better or for worse, Title, Trainor’s full-length debut, is more of the same.
  6. Trainor may be talented, with a large voice and a witty writing style, but over the course of the album she crosses the line from confident to smug.
  7. Jan 12, 2015
    60
    Aside from an understandable naivete, Trainor's weaknesses are her stylistic cherry-picking and her compulsion to appear adorably relatable and socially correct all at once.
  8. Jan 6, 2015
    60
    While the 21-year-old singer rocks more sass and self-empowerment on her full-length major-label debut (which, confusingly, shares a name with the four-song EP she released in September), she's also charmingly old-fashioned.
  9. Jan 9, 2015
    50
    This blue-eyed soul is ultimately just pale.
  10. Jan 22, 2015
    40
    Come for catchy hooks sung in an affected southern accent, not for insightful and, intimate songwriting.
  11. Jan 15, 2015
    40
    If only she was as shameless lyrically as she is musically, she wouldn't be feminist (who cares) but she'd simply be worth letting in your ear.
  12. Jan 14, 2015
    37
    She doesn't give you the sense that she's thought through the opposing themes in her music: the individual versus society, modernity versus tradition, dependence versus independence. It all feels as unexamined as her use of certain vocal patterns typically associated with black singers.
  13. 33
    Trainor recycles the themes from every forgettable Billboard alumnus from the past decade, with a bit more color here and there, but not enough to distinguish herself from the pack.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 305 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 305
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    0
    I was really looking forward for this album for quite a long time but left disappointed with the quality of this album. It's a fun album butI was really looking forward for this album for quite a long time but left disappointed with the quality of this album. It's a fun album but the lyrics have no substance and depth at all. Not worth listening. Full Review »
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    6
    The lyrics are good but they are sung with a demeaning superficiality. Per se, the tracks are enjoyable and appreciable, but they have lostThe lyrics are good but they are sung with a demeaning superficiality. Per se, the tracks are enjoyable and appreciable, but they have lost their potential due to a cheapish production.

    When you hear 'Title' your ears have fun. But then the music ends and they will ask to you why you've done them to lose time.
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  3. Jan 13, 2015
    10
    After giving this album a thorough listen, I can say that it's a success. Meghan Trainor stays within the same style of music as her previousAfter giving this album a thorough listen, I can say that it's a success. Meghan Trainor stays within the same style of music as her previous single/ep releases, but leaves us interested thanks to the presence of catchy beats and deep ballads. Standout tracks (newly released through this album) for me are No Good For You, Walkashame and Bang Dem Sticks. Full Review »