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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. 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: 32 out of 223
  1. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. perfect pop album
    amazing futuristic innovation, the most amazing album by charli xcx so far
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. it’s so good i can’t Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2019
    10
    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before,Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, **** on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    My favorite since "True Romance", combining all the good that her debut had in terms of composition with what we could hear on "Vroom Vroom"My favorite since "True Romance", combining all the good that her debut had in terms of composition with what we could hear on "Vroom Vroom" and the last two mixtapes. "Gone" is one of the best songs released in 2019. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Such a great álbum, Charli is one of the best album of 2019, she make an excellent job, and we love it
  6. Sep 14, 2019
    9
    Pop 2 continua sendo meu favorito, mas esse não decepcionou Gone ,shake it e february 2017 melhores faixas
  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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