I picked up Cheryl Cole’s 3 Words only because she is a member of Girls Aloud. The album is not bad. A couple of the singles so far – Fight for this love & Parachute – are pretty nice. will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is present on more than a handful of the tracks. Unfortunately he does not enhance those tracks at all.
One of the best reviews is this one. I agree with most of it, including the complaint about "the greatest misuse of a Fleetwood Mac sample ever." That is on the song Boy Like You. It is really terrible.