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Dedicated

Carly Rae Jepsen

Dedicated

Fourth studio album from the Canadian dance pop artist and former Canadian Idol contestant

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Interscope
UK Release date
17/05/2019
US Release date
17/05/2019
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Through envy, happiness, uncertainty, and self-assuredness, Dedicated tells us that every emotion we feel is another important step in our own personal saga
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    A master class in what a 2010s pop album can be
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A glistening collection of 80s-inspired pop earworms
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With less of the belt-it-out bombast, Jepsen presents her more confident, seductive and cheeky sides – all are welcome
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    Revolving in a shimmering cloud of ‘80s synth, bouncy bass and progressive percussion, she has certified herself as a serious contender in the pop arena
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Bruised affairs with a killer pop heart
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    After the critically acclaimed ‘Emotion’ failed to set the charts alight, perhaps its polished pop follow-up will get Jepsen the recognition she deserves
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It confirms both Jepsen's consistency and longevity as a songwriter
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  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    NEW Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated lives in the explosive lift-offs and devastating crash-and-burns of coupling, those meaty emotionally hefty peaks of relationships that form the inverted bell-curve of the heart
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    After four years away, CRJ is back with another sparkling collection of lively and stylised pop tunes
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  11. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    NEW While reality crumbles around us daily, at least Carly Rae Jepsen is still a force for bliss
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  12. 7.5 |   The 405

    Opts for hooks over identity on the consistently catchy Dedicated
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  13. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Canadian singer turns inward with a new set of producers and a new batch of love songs
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  14. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The Canadian pop star is doing what she does best, calibrating lovesick or lovelorn synthpop that’s neither too hot nor too cold—and sometimes, regrettably, only lukewarm
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  15. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album doubles down on the singer’s devotion to all things love and ‘80s pop-rock
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  16. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Her fourth album is another installment of Eighties-loving pop that proudly wears its heart on its sleeve
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  17. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    There are the spangly highs of Julien, the hi-speed lows of Party for One . But mostly it’s an album of creamy middles
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  18. 6.0 |   The FT

    The Canadian singer’s latest album is a well-constructed, quirky ode to the cult of Carly and her ‘Jepsies’
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  19. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There's a strong thread of updated synthy, Nile Rodgers-y 80s disco-funk
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  20. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Dedicated, has no shortage of glitzy, very 2019 sonic accouterments
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  21. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As solid a collection as Dedicated undoubtedly is, it’s missing the magic that made Emotion such a cultural phenomenon. Without it, Jepsen seems destined to remain a cult curiosity for the foreseeable future
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