Identified

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Identified
Vanessa Hudgens - Identified album cover.png
Studio album by Vanessa Hudgens
Released July 1, 2008 (2008-07-01)
Recorded October 1, 2007–April 25, 2008
Genre
Length 37:44
Label Hollywood
Producer
Vanessa Hudgens chronology
V
(2006)V2006
Identified
(2008)
Singles from Identified
  1. "Sneakernight"
    Released: April 11, 2008

Identified is the second studio album by Vanessa Hudgens, released on July 1, 2008 in the U.S.[1] June 24, 2008 in Japan, February 13, 2009 in most European countries[2] and February 16, 2009 in the United Kingdom. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Release[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Sneakernight" was released as the first and only single from the album. The track, produced by J.R. Rotem, was released on May 27, 2008 in the United States and February 8, 2009 in Europe. The song peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video was filmed by Malcolm Jones and premiered on June 13, 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Blender3/5 stars[4]
Digital Spy2/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly(C+)[6]
Leigh Valley2/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau(dud)[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
The New York Times(positive)[10]
Variety(positive)[11]

Identified has received generally favorable reviews, having a 63 "metascore" based on 7 reviews.[12] Billboard said that the album "panders to the preteen demo with stop-start pop that ranges from pleasant (the title track) to dull ("Amazed") to off-putting ("Hook It Up"). But for little girls, this is one nonstop sing-along."[13] The New York Times said that "a handful of songs like this would have sufficed to help mature her image, and yet "Identified" is far more interesting and unexpected."[10]

Blender gave it a three stars out of five, and claimed that her "voice was made to rip, and when she lets go just a little, the coyness turns sultry—proof that she might just have a life after high school."[14] Variety said that Identified "shows that the High School Musical veteran is definitely ready to graduate. The better parts of the album find her reaching for a more mature sound, but she hedges her bets with large portions of treacly teen-pop...The weakest link in most of the songs is Hudgens thin, piping voice."[15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Last Night"Silya Nymoen, Scott JacobyJacoby3:10
2."Identified"Lukasz Gottwald, Cathy Dennis, Max MartinDr. Luke, Max Martin3:21
3."First Bad Habit"Gottwald, DennisDr. Luke3:02
4."Hook It Up"Antonina Armato, Tim James, Devrim KaraogluArmato, James2:52
5."Don't Ask Why"Gottwald, Dennis, Beau DozierDr. Luke3:10
6."Sneakernight"Silya Nymoen, Jonathan RotemJ.R. Rotem2:59
7."Amazed" (featuring Lil Mama)Gottwald, Dennis, Benjamin Levin, Niatia KirklandDr. Luke, Benny Blanco2:59
8."Don't Leave"Armato, James, Jesse McCartneyArmato, James3:08
9."Paper Cut"Johnny VieiraVieira2:48
10."Party on the Moon"Chris Rojas, Nasri Atweh, Adam MessingerRojas, The Messengers3:50
11."Did It Ever Cross Your Mind"VieiraVieira3:10
12."Gone with the Wind"Maimouna Youseff, Kara DioGuardi, Walter Afanasieff, Emanuel Kiriakou, Zukhan Bey, Brandon HowardKiriakou3:28

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Identified[3]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Identified debuted at #23 on the US Billboard 200 with 22,000 copies sold in its first week, 12,000 less than her first album, V.[16]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan June 25, 2008 Avex Trax
United States July 1, 2008 Hollywood
Hong Kong July 18, 2008[32] Universal Music
Brazil August 5, 2008
United Kingdom February 16, 2009[33] EMI
Finland February 18, 2009[34]
Sweden February 18, 2009[35]

References[edit]

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