July 10, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Has the future Mrs. Bieber been taking guidance from her prince-of-pop boyfriend? 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.” And the top-shelf collaborators don’t hurt — see: the grinding ”Whiplash,” co-penned by one Britney Spears. B+

Download These:
Uptempo rocker My Dilemma
Sparkly stomper That’s More Like It

More Music Reviews from EW:
Beyoncé’s 4
David Cook’s This Loud Morning
Dolly Parton’s Better Day
Rave On Buddy Holly (Various Artists)

type
Music
Genre
Performer
music label
Hollywood
Complete Coverage

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST