Review Roundup: Jordin Sparks – ‘Battlefield’


Jordin Sparks’ sophomore album Battlefield arrives in stores and online tomorrow. Did the 19-year-old pop star come out victorious? Find out below.

Entertainment Weekly: Battlefield actually contains enough potential hits to keep the singer in heavy rotation until well into “Idol’s” 10th season. Sparks even co-penned four tracks, including “Faith,” the best “AI” anthem the show has never had. A-

The New York Times: Battlefield, her expertly constructed second album, upholds a darker, more experienced tone without losing an ounce of melodrama. Ms. Sparks, now a worldly 19, has her principles, including a stake in overblown emotion.

Newsday: She gives a personal twist to “Emergency (911)” that makes the dance number work. But it’s the big ballads—“Was I the Only One,” “Faith,” and “The Cure”—where her vulnerability and booming voice work best together, where she sounds like a true teenager with actual teenager problems and beliefs. B-

Boston Globe: But this is nowhere near the knockout the 19-year-old pop star should have delivered. No one expects edginess, but a powerhouse voice like Sparks’ deserves something more to work with than these leftovers.

Rap-Up’s Favorite Tracks: “Battlefield,” “S.O.S. (Let the Music Play),” “Watch You Go,” “No Parade”

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  1. Nick

    “Walking On Snow” & “S.O.S. (Let The Music Play)” are my favourites.


  2. djbaps

    ive got ‘it takes more’ on repeat, very popish album i was maybe expecting a lil’ more r&b, i still like jordin… shes very beautiful, down too earth & very talented…

    faves … it takes more, battlefield, let it rain & emergency (911)& Don’t Let It Go To Your Head


  3. Duca

    My favorites are: “Battlefield”, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”, “S.O.S. (Let The Music Play)”, “It Takes More”, “Watch You Go”, “No Parade” & “Emergency (911)”.


  4. Amar

    My favorites are: “Walking On Snow”, “Battlefield”, “S.O.S. (Let The Music Play)”, “Watch You Go”, “No Parade”, “Let It Rain”, “Emergency (911)”, “Was I The Only One”, “The Cure”, “Papercut”, & “Postcard”.
    This album is way better than her debut album!!!!!
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