It's nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be, but it was disappointing. She could have cut 5 or 6 tracks and the album would have been a lot more streamlined and improved. And whoever decided to release Sight of You and Live It Up as opposed to Skeletons and Live Your Life really doesn't deserve to be employed anymore.
Also with the promo thing, she was highly visible, you can't argue with that, but not all publicity is good publicity. Never before have I seen the media willing a singer to fail so much (except maybe with Alexandra Burke), so seemingly she couldn't win. The whole project was doomed to fail before it even started, regardless of the quality of the album.