July 19th, 2011
06:40 PM ET
Rebecca Black hasn't let naysayers stand in the way of her escalating fame, but the 14-year-old's latest, "My Moment," may not help her transition from being responsible for what was called the worst song ever and into an actual singer.
Reaction to Black's single, which focuses on her rise to fame and where her haters can get off, has ranged from "ugh" and "horrendous" to "it's actually not that bad."
Yet critics focused on another aspect of the song: Regardless of whether you appreciate the track's arrangement, it's not exactly an ideal follow-up to a song that celebrated the days of the week.
Although "Friday" horrified the vast majority of listeners on that first go round, it at least made us laugh. "My Moment," however, doesn't exactly achieve that.
While Black certainly has the grounds to slay her opposition, says Rolling Stone, "it's still vaguely disappointing for her to go from ['Friday'] to getting overly meta at the age of 14...it's hard to imagine this song or video capturing anyone's imagination in the way 'Friday' did."
Adds Time: "[H]er newest attempt won't be swallowed any better than the original."
Says the Washington Post, "To be fair, the singing isn’t terrible. But it’s not that good either. And for a person who is only famous for being the person behind something so awful that it was a viral video masterpiece, this tepid song just isn’t cutting it."
What's your verdict?
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