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Cuz I Love You

Lizzo

Cuz I Love You

Third album and major label debut from the Minneapolis alternative hip-hop artist Melissa Jefferson

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
19/04/2019
US Release date
19/04/2019
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    She’s the exciting poster child for a more empowering, inclusive and diverse pop landscape. On her self-love anthem-packed third album, Lizzo proves she's the electric, complex pop star that the world needs
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The rapper-singer throws her name into contention for the queen of contemporary pop
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  3. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Fearless and witty - an incredible album from start to finish, perfect for long days and ever longer nights
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Maybe Cuz I Love You isn't what Aretha Franklin would sound like, had she made a rap album, but Lizzo created a beautiful sonic journey through different eras of music, and for that, it deserves a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    Offering up a mix of pop, hip-hop, R&B and a sprinkling of trap and neo soul for good measure, Lizzo covers all bases and serves the perfect introduction to her world for mainstream audiences
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  6. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Charming, addictive and seemingly effortless, Cuz I Love You is Lizzo’s declaration of superstardom
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  7. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Lizzo is impossible to ignore, and with this album, she proves she’s here to stay
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  8. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    ‘Juice’ got her foot in the door of the top 40, and this ridiculously catchy and life-affirming record should make her the star she’s destined to be
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Expertly sequenced in a concise, 33-minute package, Cuz I Love You moves from strength to strength
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  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer’s breakthrough debut is full twerk-core jams, juicy old-school soul weepers, flute hero flexing and self-love anthems
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    This is a polished, playful album, though it has a DIY edge to it
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    Her star has finally been allowed to shine as bright as it should
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    While misery is the hottest trend in pop right now, Lizzo puts happiness at the forefront and, girl, does it feel good
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  14. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s a phrase or hook on every single track that hits the spot
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  15. 8.0 |   All Music

    Cuz I Love You is a triumphant showcase for every part of Lizzo's talent, physicality, and sexuality
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  16. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Early fans may mourn the lack of edge that this major label debut may have smoothed out, but everyone else best get their “Lizzo 2020” signs on the lawn
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  17. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Is it any wonder that Lizzo’s star is on the rise right now?
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  18. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Lizzo’s best asset is her personality, and she’s at her best when she lets it shine bright—no major-label gloss required
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  19. 7.0 |   Crack

    For an artist that has been bubbling under the radar for years, Lizzo chose the right moment to shoot her shot – and it looks like Cuz I Love You will be the vehicle to catapult her to superstardom
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  20. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The shiny soul-pop of Lizzo’s major label debut is something of a thesis on internalized and externalized confidence—so much so that the music can feel like a means to a greater end
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  21. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s hard not to hope it’s a success – the world could do with more pop stars like Lizzo – and hard not to hope that next time, she occasionally changes gear
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  22. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Lizzo's mainstream debut comes on strong, but its self-absorption can feel like an endgame
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