Mikael Wood
July 10, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

When The Sun Goes Down

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Selena Gomez
music label
65880
genre
Pop

We gave it a B+

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+

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