Justin Bieber - Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Draws Mixed Reviews As He Attempts To Mature18 June 2012
Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Draws Mixed Reviews As He Attempts To Mature
However, never mind Bieber trying to convince us all that certain parts of his body are now fully headed south, is the quality of the music on 'Believe' going the same direction? The answer from critics seems to be mixed. Top of the praise pile is Entertainment Weekly, who write "It's a prime showcase for his new voice and burgeoning mettle, proving that Bieber isn't just maturing, he's evolving," with the Bbc also agreeing that the singer has successfully managed to mature his music for a wider demographic; "Justin Bieber's new album not only finds him becoming an artist for adults on his own terms, but showcasing impressively distinctive tones and translating an innate charisma across many styles."
Yet it's not all good news for Bieber, with grizzled rock hacks Rolling Stone saying "His gently sparkling persona can get overwhelmed by all the sonic gear-switching, technological tomfoolery and sweaty come-ons; it can all feel a bit rushed." The UK's Independent newspaper is even more critical, saying "The blandness of the R 'n' B pop-soul arrangements simply throws attention on to the repetitive narrowness of Bieber's delivery." Our prediction? It's going to sell bucket-loads regardless.
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