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Paula Abdul (1991)
Album Reviews

 

Sizzling: 3

Warm: 18

Lukewarm: 13

Cold: 8

Icy: 9

 

criticarchive consensus
5.0/10: lukewarm reception
based on 51 reviews

Publication: Date / Critic: Rating (Reception)

AllMusic | 3/5 stars (lukewarm)

Asbury Park Press: May 24, 1991 | Matty Karas (cold)

Austin American-Statesman: May 28, 1991 | Don McKleese: 2/5 stars (cold)

Baltimore Sun: May 14, 1991 | J.D. Considine (warm)

Billboard: May 18, 1991 | (warm)

Blade-Citizen: May 31, 1991 | Dan Bennett: 2.5/4 stars (warm)

Boston Globe: May 16, 1991 | Steve Morse (lukewarm)

Calgary Herald: May 19, 1991 | Dave Obee: D (cold)

Chicago Tribune: May 23, 1991 | Jan DeKnock: 3/4 stars (warm)

Christgau's Consumer Guide | Robert Christgau: dud (icy)

Cincinnati Enquirer: May 18, 1991 | Cliff Radel: 1/5 stars (icy)

Cincinnati Post: May 14, 1991 | Larry Nager (warm)

Clarion-Ledger: May 23, 1991 | Kim Willis (lukewarm)

Daily Mail: July 22, 1991 | Marcus Berkmann (icy)

Daily Telegraph: July 21, 1991 | Tony Parsons (icy)

Detroit Free Press: May 13, 1991 | Gary Graff (lukewarm)

Encyclopedia of Popular Music | 3/5 stars (lukewarm)

Entertainment Weekly: May 17, 1991 | David Browne: C+ (lukewarm)

Fresno Bee: May 24, 1991 | Don Mayhew (icy)

Globe and Mail: May 27, 1991 | Alan Niester (warm)

Guardian: July 17, 1991 | Adam Sweeting (icy)

Hartford Courant: May 23, 1991 | Roger Catlin (cold)

Independent: July 18, 1991 | Andy Gil (icy)

Knoxville News Sentinel: May 22, 1991 | Chuck Campbell: 4/5 stars (warm)

Lincoln Journal: May 21, 1991 | L. Kent Wolgamott: B+ (warm)

Los Angeles Daily News: May 26, 1991 | Bruce Britt (warm)

Los Angeles Times: May 12, 1991 | Dennis Hunt: 2.5/5 stars (lukewarm)

Los Angeles Times PopMeter: June 2, 1991 | 61/100 (warm)

Montreal Gazette: May 18, 1991 | Mark Lepage (warm)

Morning Call: June 1, 1991 | Ernie Long (cold)

MusicHound R&B : 1998 | Eric Deggans: 2/5 bones (cold)

New York Daily News: May 14, 1991 | Jim Farber (lukewarm)

New York Times: May 12, 1991 | Simon Reynolds (sizzling)

NME: July 27, 1991 | Betty Page: 5/10 (lukewarm)

 

Orlando Sentinel: May 24, 1991 | Parry Gettelman: 1/5 stars (icy)

People: June 10, 1991 | David Hiltbrand (warm)

Philadelphia Inquirer: May 19, 2991 | Tom Moon: 2/4 stars (lukewarm)

Record (Ontario, Canada): June 13, 1991 | (cold)

Record (New Jersey, US): May 16, 1991 | Barbara Jaeger: 3/4 stars (warm)

Regina Leader-Post: June 1, 1991 | Gerry Krochak (cold)

Rolling Stone: June 27, 1991 | Arion Berger: 3/5 stars (lukewarm)

Rolling Stone Album Guide | Rob Sheffield: 1/5 stars (icy)

Slant Magazine: July 17, 2004 | Eric Henderson: 4/5 stars (warm)

South China Sunday Morning Post: June 30, 1991 | Ambrose Aw: 3/5 stars (lukewarm)

St. Petersburg Times: May 15, 1991 | Eric Snider (warm)

Stereo Review: August 1991 | Parke Puterbaugh (sizzling)

Sun Sentinel: May 23, 1991 | Deborah Wilker (warm)

Tampa Tribune: May 24, 1991 | Wayne Garcia: 3/4 stars (warm)

Telegram & Gazette: June 23, 1991 | Craig S. Semon: 2/4 stars (lukewarm)

Times: July 19, 1991 | David Sinclair (warm)

Toronto Star: May 8, 1991 | Peter Howell (sizzling)

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