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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Selena Gomez has carved out a pretty nice career as a pop singer over the course of a run of well-produced, well-written, and very well-sung albums that haven't always been full of smash hits, but have an overall level of quality that pushed her to the head of the Disney class. After an album, 2011's When the Sun Goes Down, that streamlined her sound into a sleek and shiny pop rocket with both eyes on the dancefloor, Stars Dance takes a slightly more eclectic approach. Gomez and her team of writers and producers don't stray far from the dancefloor and party jams, and these are the strongest songs on the album. It's hard to resist the jumping beats, shiny synths, and Gomez's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Selena Gomez has carved out a pretty nice career as a pop singer over the course of a run of well-produced, well-written, and very well-sung albums that haven't always been full of smash hits, but have an overall level of quality that pushed her to the head of the Disney class. After an album, 2011's When the Sun Goes Down, that streamlined her sound into a sleek and shiny pop rocket with both eyes on the dancefloor, Stars Dance takes a slightly more eclectic approach. Gomez and her team of writers and producers don't stray far from the dancefloor and party jams, and these are the strongest songs on the album. It's hard to resist the jumping beats, shiny synths, and Gomez's cheery vocals on tracks like "Slow Down," "Undercover," and the disco-y "Save the Day." Even when she's lamenting her mostly broken heart, as on the thumping "Forget Forever" or the loping "Write Your Name," it's hard to keep from wanting to hit the dancefloor. The only sad song that makes you want to stop and cry a little is the seriously bummed "Love Will Remember." Like her previous albums, though, there are a few surprises this time out. Not that a song being influenced by dubstep in 2013 is really shocking, since even tissue commercials have a dubstep sound, but her take on it, the moody title track, at least does a decent job of integrating the rippling bass and thudding tempo into Gomez's world. The bubblegum twerk jam "B.E.A.T." is lots of fun, the tablas add a nice mystical touch to "Come & Get It," and somehow she doesn't sound completely ridiculous imitating Buju Banton on the dancehall jam "Like a Champion," which samples his song "Champion" -- instead, she just sounds spunky. Thanks to the strong songs, Selena's reliably strong vocals, and the variety of sounds, it adds up to be another fine entry in her catalog and just another example of why Selena Gomez is one of the best pop stars making music in 2013.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087285371
  • Catalog Number: 001805392
  • Sales rank: 22,800

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Birthday (3:20)
  2. 2 Slow Down (3:30)
  3. 3 Stars Dance (3:37)
  4. 4 Like a Champion (2:55)
  5. 5 Come & Get it (3:51)
  6. 6 Forget Forever (4:11)
  7. 7 Save the Day (3:52)
  8. 8 B.E.A.T. (3:05)
  9. 9 Write Your Name (3:16)
  10. 10 Undercover (3:53)
  11. 11 Love Will Remember (3:31)
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Selena Gomez Primary Artist
Cameron Stone Cello
Aaron Dudley Guitar
Livvi Franc Background Vocals
Rome Ramirez Guitar
Rock Mafia Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Background Vocals
Freddy Wexler Background Vocals
Mike Del Rio Vocals
Crista Russo Vocals
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Mark Myrie Composer
Dan James Composer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Mitch Allan Composer, Producer
Suspex Producer
Stargate Producer
Lincoln Wheeler Marketing
Antonina Armato Composer
Leah Haywood Composer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Tim James Composer
Mr. Clarke Engineer
Daniel James Composer
Danny D. Executive Producer
John Hanes Engineer
Arnthor Birgisson Composer
Peter Thomas Composer, Producer
Jordan Johnson Composer
Matt Beckley Vocal Producer
Miles Walker Engineer
Dreamlab Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
David Jost Composer
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer
Steve Hammons Engineer, Additional Production
The Cataracs Producer
Ester Dean Composer, Vocal Producer
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine Engineer
Adam Comstock Engineer
Livvi Franc Composer
Tor Erik Hermansen Instrumentation
Jason Evigan Composer, Producer
T.E. Hermansen Composer
Dan Book Vocal Producer
Julia Michaels Composer
Rome Ramirez Composer
Rock Mafia Producer
Adam Schmalholz Composer
Jacob Kasher Hindlin Composer
Niles Hollowell-Dhar Composer, Vocal Producer
Stefan Johnson Composer
M.S. Eriksen Composer
Mikkel S. Eriksen Engineer, Instrumentation
Freddy Wexler Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Marcus Lomax Composer
Mandy Teefey Management
Daniela Rivera Engineer
Jonathan Sher Engineer
Clarence Coffee Jr. Composer
Alexander Izquierdo Composer
Bebe Rexha Composer
Mike Del Rio Composer, Programming, Producer
Jai Marlon Composer, Producer
Daniel Glashausser Engineer
Dave Kuncio Composer, Producer
The Monsters Producer
Strangerz Producer
Crista Russo Composer
Heather Miley Composer
Partha Ray drum programming
Dubkiller Additional Production
Brian Teefey Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    This is probably the best album Selena's ever done. In this albu

    This is probably the best album Selena's ever done. In this album, she has done songs that she hasn't done before. She is taking risks with this album and I'm sure they're going to end up as very good risks.Great job Sel!

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