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  • Artist(s): Selena Gomez
  • Summary: The Disney star's third album offers more of the Top 40 dance-pop tunes of her previous records.
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When the Sun Goes Down
Sun tan toes, ticklin' the sand, Cold drink chillin' in my right hand, Watchin' you sleep in the evening light, Restin' up for a long long... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 83
    On her first two albums, this Disney star never shook the moonlighting-actor vibe; on When the Sun Goes Down, though, she sounds fully invested in tart electro-disco ditties like ''Bang Bang Bang,'' which strongly recalls La Roux's ''Bulletproof.''
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    80
    For now, as long as she makes records as good and as much fun as When the Sun Goes Down, everything will be fine.
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    50
    On When the Sun Goes Down you get a teenybopper posing as a dorm-hardened college junior, and we all know how convincingly that scenario plays.
  4. Jun 27, 2011
    40
    The sad thing is, Gomez has one of the most pleasant and distinctive voices of her Disney cohorts, but she's let down by an album of weak songs that try too hard to be family friendly. Back to the drawing board for this cartoon pop star.
  5. Aug 1, 2011
    40
    Gomez may be the most boring teen-pop star of her generation. She makes Ashley Tisdale seem like Lady Gaga.
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    40
    Throughout this dance-pop album there's a catch in her throat that suggests an embryonic personality.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 68
  2. Negative: 12 out of 68
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    This album is definitively much better than her last two, it has a more mature sound and better vocals. She has more input in this album andThis album is definitively much better than her last two, it has a more mature sound and better vocals. She has more input in this album and actually co-writing some of the songs. It's different in a good way, she is growing into a serious artist for sure. Expand
  2. Jan 10, 2020
    10
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  3. Aug 2, 2011
    10
    Selena Is So Amazing!!
    Maturity And Beauty are the key words for this Album, Selena shows her grown up. DIsney Star to woman who knows what
    Selena Is So Amazing!!
    Maturity And Beauty are the key words for this Album, Selena shows her grown up. DIsney Star to woman who knows what want.
    Wonderful & Amazing!!!
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  4. Jul 10, 2011
    10
    I went into this album expecting it to be terrible, just another manufactured Disney actress-turned-singer to milk their crowd. How wrong II went into this album expecting it to be terrible, just another manufactured Disney actress-turned-singer to milk their crowd. How wrong I was...

    Selena Gomez here makes an incredibly done dance album that has plenty of beats that stand out themseves and will keep you listening over and over. My personal favourites are Whiplash and Love You Like A Love Song, the latter of which recalls some of the best 80s dance songs.
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  5. Jul 24, 2020
    7
    I love Selena, but this album is the worst she ever done! It have some incredible songs, like Love You Like A Love Song and Who Says, but theI love Selena, but this album is the worst she ever done! It have some incredible songs, like Love You Like A Love Song and Who Says, but the rest isn't so good. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2014
    6
    Another good album to listen to Selena, is on a par with the Stars Dance, it needs to improve in quality music and this album needed toAnother good album to listen to Selena, is on a par with the Stars Dance, it needs to improve in quality music and this album needed to improve his vocals too.
    Highlights: We Own The Night and That's More Like It
    Lows: Outlaw and Middle Nowhere
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  7. Jan 10, 2020
    0
    What is this album? You would think that after releasing two rubbish albums before this one she would’ve learnt her lesson. Where’s theWhat is this album? You would think that after releasing two rubbish albums before this one she would’ve learnt her lesson. Where’s the creativity, the vocal ability, the song writing credits? They’re no where to be seen just like no good songs on this album are nowhere to be seen. Disappointed to say the least Expand

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