When the Sun Goes Down (2011) 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;… 2011-06-28 Selena Gomez Pop Hollywood
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When the Sun Goes Down (2011)

Selena Gomez | SCENE QUEEN Gomez seems to be taking tips from her famous boyfriend Justin Bieber on this tart pop album
SCENE QUEEN Gomez seems to be taking tips from her famous boyfriend Justin Bieber on this tart pop album
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 2011; Lead Performance: Selena Gomez; Genre: Pop; Production: Hollywood

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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Originally posted Jun 22, 2011 Published in issue #1161 Jul 01, 2011 Order article reprints