Demi Lovato’s fourth album, “Demi”, is her most consistent yet. Her previous three albums all had strong stuff, but also had a fair amount of weak points. This is the first album where I don’t have to skip any tracks. The tracks are well-produced, well-written, and always show off Demi’s talents as a vocalist. And Demi’s vocals are stronger than ever.
“Demi” is a mix of upbeat songs and slow songs. Most of the songs concern love & relationships. Sometimes it’s playful; other times the lyrics are reflective. It is a pure pop album, with shades of R&B and rock. She doesn’t over-jump on the EDM bandwagon; only two songs have an electro-pop style. There are tracks that evoke Adele, Christina Aguilera, and Katy Perry.
Beside “Heart Attack” (which almost all of you have heard by now), “Made In the USA”, “Without The Love”, “Two Pieces”, “Nightingale”, “In Case” “Really Don’t Care”, “Shouldn’t Come Back”, and “Warrior” are the strongest tracks. ”Made In The USA” and “Without The Love”, like “Heart Attack”, are catchy, playful songs. ”Nightingale”, “Two Pieces”, and “In Case” are beautifully written, heartfelt ballads. “Really Don’t Care” is peppy, upbeat song about living in the moment. “Shouldn’t Come Back” and “Warrior” are the most personal songs. They are both about staying strong in adverse situations. Demi’s emotions show in all the ballads and can be felt by the listener.
“Demi” is one of the best pure pop albums of the second decade of the 21 century so far. (4.50 out of 5)
— Isa R Bufano