Cheryl Cole released her third studio album on Monday, the day after shooting to number one with her latest catchy single Call My Name.

The former Girls Aloud star definitely doesn't have a singing voice to die for, but can some great production, poppy tunes and singalong lyrics give the Geordie beauty enough help to produce a hit record?

Here's what the critics have to say...

Alexis Petridis wrote in The Guardian that the album is: "Often generic, with a few decent songs among the will-this-do numbers. But that's not going to affect sales either: its success feels like a foregone conclusion."

The Daily Mail said: "This is a record of moments rather than any real coherence."

The album has already reached number one on iTunes and it looks very likely that it will remain in the top spot after it massively outsold even Justin Bieber's latest offering in pre-orders.

MSN commented: "A Million Lights is the equivalent of pop painting by numbers. It's almost like Cheryl and her team have entered the entire contents of the top 40 over the past 10 years and come up with an equation for achieving chart success."

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And the BBC said: "A Million Lights works well, and it works now – largely, it’s a scrapbook of 2012 trends. And while it’s not quite the same dead-eyed detachment you’d get from, say, Rihanna, it treads a fine line between noticeable passion and pop for pop’s sake."

Meanwhile, The Metro noted: "The low point is the Lana Del Rey-penned dancehall pastiche Ghetto Baby, the most embarrassing stab at Jamaican music since Paul Nicholas’s Reggae Like It Used To Be."

Cheryl performing at London's G.A.Y at the weekend...

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