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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the British pop artist was produced by A.G. Cook and features guest appearances from Big Freedia, Brooke Candy, Christine and the Queen, Clairo, CupcakKe, Haim, Lizzo, Kim PetrasTroye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Tommy Cash, Pabllo Vittar, and Yaeji.
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White Mercedes
Don't say you love me 'Cause I can't say it back Don't say you're sorry 'Cause you've done nothing bad Swallow my feelings But won't swallow my... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    100
    Alongside indulgently unadorned ruminations on fear and love, the record is boundlessly liberating, decadently indulgent, and irresistibly danceable. Aitchison has delivered her greatest work yet.
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    90
    Charli is no doubt an album of too many features and too many parts, but it somehow all fits together in a way that allows her penchant for unconventional songwriting and her ear for an exciting melody to work in concert, creating a project better than most anything she’s done in the past.
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    83
    The good news is that her songwriting is stronger than ever. Along with co-executive producer A.G. Cook, Charli XCX has put together a delightful album of high-end pop confections. Charli packs in plenty of wow and proves to be more than worth the wait.
  4. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    The sexy android cover and star-studded collaborations (including alternative icons Lizzo, Haim and Christine and the Queens) on her third album, Charli, suggest an all-guns-blazing pitch for blockbuster status. But the contents are far weirder than that implies. ... Come the century's end, you can almost imagine future critics scratching their AI-augmented brains and still touting Charli XCX as the next big thing.
  5. 80
    Bold, brash and brilliant, this is Charli XCX at her most genuine, and it’s dazzling.
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    70
    With Charli, she attempts to capture the spontaneity of those releases [Number 1 Angel and Pop 2] in a more polished format; more often than not, she succeeds.
  7. Sep 17, 2019
    60
    Compared to the previous compilations' sense of liberation, Charli sounds at odds with its some of its invested players and parts: the label, the fans, and Charli the artist. ... When its gears click, Charli glides.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 248
  1. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    Charli xcx comes in full force with her back to back experimental pop masterpiece.
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. it’s so good i can’t Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Future never felt so close! The production os this os somenthing out of this World.
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love this album more than i love myself it's sooooo beautiful, she's my queen, and everyone should love her Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Another great, futuristic album by Charlotte. Great melodies, lyrics, productions!
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    Eclectic pop at its finest. Charli XCX isn't doing an anti-pop, but instead she's embracing pop with technology. As an indirect sequel to PopEclectic pop at its finest. Charli XCX isn't doing an anti-pop, but instead she's embracing pop with technology. As an indirect sequel to Pop 2, Charli succeeded again to captivate the harmony. Expand
  7. Sep 14, 2019
    0
    Come on guys, we all understand that this album is as bad as it can possibly be. Overestimated

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