• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

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  1. johnnyb.
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    EXCELLENT! This album will absolutely make Mark Ronson a huge star in America. The album was well done and recorded beautifully.
  2. MichaelB
    Jun 15, 2007
    9
    An incredibly fresh reworking of some already appealing songs. Just when you have convinced yourself you will be listening to a jazz influenced retelling of some pop hits he starts delivering fiery hip hop covers of alternative rock. No wait, it's all funky now!
  3. MycroftW.
    Jul 7, 2007
    8
    Do not take too seriously, but worth it alone for the Daptones playing a Coldplay song. And yes Robbie Williams does do a really terrible version of The Only One I Know
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jun 11, 2007
    9
    A catchy collection of upbeat horn-heavy tunes, ideal for cruising with the top down and the volume turned way up.
  5. SimonJ
    Jun 18, 2007
    8
    Its good to see a different take of some great songs
  6. EvanS.
    Jul 10, 2007
    8
    The sheer bliss of the brass and grove on this album is worthy of the praise alone. Ignore Pitchfork, they need to get a sense of humor.
  7. Jul 30, 2013
    7
    Version has a handful of very clever interpretations with Amy Winehouse's appearance being the standout highlight of the record. Valerie not only launched this record but strangely enough, its probably the song Winehouse is most famous for as well. On the plus side the record is bursting with variety and style and its obvious that the artist is a produced by trade. On the other side, whileVersion has a handful of very clever interpretations with Amy Winehouse's appearance being the standout highlight of the record. Valerie not only launched this record but strangely enough, its probably the song Winehouse is most famous for as well. On the plus side the record is bursting with variety and style and its obvious that the artist is a produced by trade. On the other side, while there are no real bad moments on the record, there are just too many tracks that are simply inoffensive and unmoving. The first few listens are the best after which you will just want to listen to the originals of all of these tracks. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Ultimately, the greatest achievement of Mark Ronson’s genetically modified Version is to demonstrate the superiority of the organic source material.
  2. Version is destined to become one of the great party albums of the summer - just playing it once is guaranteed to cheer you up.
  3. His choices are faultless and his sense of fun is very apparent.