“Singer/dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul hit the big time with the third single, Straight Up, off this album, which sparked a string of hits that carried through to her follow-up. Despite having a slight voice, her voice is distinct and perfectly suited to this synthesized type of late-‘80s dance-pop. Cold Hearted is insistent and catchy, Forever Your Girl is sweet and accessible, and Opposites Attract gives Abdul a chance to spar with the Wild Pair” (Buss).
“There is some filler – Next to You, for example – that hasn’t aged as well as the better material, but overall this is a consistent album with some great dance-pop songs. Unfortunately, as Abdul and her material matured, her audience waned” (Buss).