Like My Worlds Acoustic before it, Believe Acoustic maintains the flow of Bieber product following a proper studio album. It features eight acoustic versions of songs from Believe and three new songs. Studio musicians do most of the instrumental work, but Bieber is credited with some guitar on a couple tracks. The material that required little transformation -- direct and serious love songs such as "As Long as You Love Me" and "Be Alright" -- fares best. There's some appeal in the new songs: the destined-to-be-a-fan-favorite "Yellow Raincoat," the adequate "I Would" (which is not acoustic), and the sad post-breakup piano ballad "Nothing Like Us," the last of which was written by Bieber alone and seems quite personal.
Andy Kellman, Rovi