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how i'm feeling now

Charli XCX

how i'm feeling now

Fourth studio album from the English electro popstar produced by A.G. Cook and BJ Burton

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
15/05/2020
US Release date
15/05/2020
  1. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s a phenomenal achievement of self-expression and the year’s most thrilling release so far, made even more so by lockdown constraints and the self-imposed quick turnaround
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  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is undoubtedly next level Charli
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    Charli starts and ends with hard disorienting club bangers, leaving the middle of the album space to expose her tenderness and vulnerability while still retaining her futuristic, unpredictable sound and penchant for an irresistible pop hook
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  4. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    You can hear the authenticity and work ethic in every fuzzy beat of music's first major quarantine album
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  5. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The avant-pop artist documents her time in quarantine with the help of her fans
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album speaks to our current circumstances without being exclusively tethered to them
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    While not life-altering, how i’m feeling now is fun, fast and thoroughly listenable. It’s absorbing as a document from a strange period, and its diaristic, vloggy aspects provide an intriguing peek into artistry under pressure
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Written and recorded in just five-and-a-half weeks, this wonky pop record perfectly encapsulates the disorientating mood of our current, bizarre times
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  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    It’s the lockdown soundtrack we all need
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's fun and sometimes silly, made on the fly and under a tight deadline. But it's desperate too — a frenzied call for release, an ode to the love that keeps us going, and further proof that no other pop artist today can make the digital sound so disarmingly human
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  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Charli XCX has proved that music really can be made anywhere, with anything, during a period where the world is on pause, and still sounds like the future is hers to play with
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  12. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A brash, adventurous lockdown album
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  13. 8.0 |   Crack

    The album is, by definition, an archive of both quarantine conditions and of, well, how she feels within them. What’s incredible is how effective of an archive it is
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  14. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A cultural landmark, a record of what we’re all going through together, something to show our grand-kittens and, at its core, just a really good record
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  15. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A fully formed lockdown love album
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  16. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Just like that and Number 1 Angel, HIFN holds together far better than her “official” label effort
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  17. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The British electro pop artist sings of love, loneliness, and solo partying across an album built in and made for this very moment
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  18. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Charli XCX uses her isolation as inspiration for a brand new record conceived during the pandemic. How I'm Feeling Now captures the frustrations and pleasures of confinement with a feisty attitude
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  19. 7.0 |   All Music

    More than just an interesting social media experiment or a way to fend off quarantine boredom, it's an artistic challenge that's true to the very best parts of XCX's music
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  20. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    From where we currently sit, it’s another intriguing entry into the Charli XCX canon, even if it does feel like more of a stopgap than anything. But hey, right now, that’s okay too
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  21. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Familiar tropes, from hardcore rave, trance, R&B and elsewhere are used with understanding and originality
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