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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Canadian pop singer features songs co-written by such artists as Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, Dev Hynes, Dan Nigro of As Tall As Lions, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sia, and Peter Svensson of The Cardigans.
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I Really Like You
I really wanna stop But I just gotta taste for it I feel like I could fly with the ball on the moon So honey hold my hand you like making me wait for... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 91
    Emotion is so good, it’s formed sky-high expectations out of thin air.
  2. Emotion goes to great lengths to prove the advantages of being manufactured, with every piece interlocking with machine-like precision with its surroundings. It’s astonishingly effective, and like the best pop, demands to be listened to ad nauseum in order to gawk at the sheer audacity of the accomplishment.
  3. Aug 13, 2015
    80
    The result is a nearly anonymous album of stellar pop music, one where it seems all the attention was placed not on positioning Carly Rae as a cultural force, but on making sure Emotion makes you smile.
  4. Jun 1, 2016
    80
    E MO TION is no fluke. It doesn’t grip you by the heels but instead lures you into a full-bodied embrace that is iron-clad, it’s simply up to you to give it the chance to do so.
  5. 70
    Emotion is packed with frighteningly relatable songs about love, longing and heartbreak.
  6. Apr 24, 2017
    60
    She doesn’t do anything to stamp her identity on the songs: good as they are, you’re struck by the sense you could be listening to anyone. It’s one problem that all the expensive names in the credits can’t solve, a single glaring imperfection in an album of otherwise perfect pop.
  7. Sep 8, 2015
    40
    Carly Rae Jepsen and her production team try overly hard to be clever. In the end, what's left is a record that takes itself too seriously to be taken seriously by anyone else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 125
  1. Aug 24, 2015
    10
    Very promising. It starts great with Run Away With Me. Best songs in this album include:
    1. Let's Get Lost
    2. Warm Blood 3. Gimmie Love 4.
    Very promising. It starts great with Run Away With Me. Best songs in this album include:
    1. Let's Get Lost
    2. Warm Blood
    3. Gimmie Love
    4. When I Needed You
    5. LA Hallucinations
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  2. Aug 21, 2015
    10
    Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is a LEAP forward for, not only Carly herself but also, pop music. Kiss was a GREAT underrated cleverly writtenCarly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is a LEAP forward for, not only Carly herself but also, pop music. Kiss was a GREAT underrated cleverly written and well produced pop record that didn't do well due to the general public losing interest, but E•MO•TION is past trying to chart and please the general public. E•MO•TION is a 17 track collection, handpicked out of over 200 tracks produced for this record. E•MO•TION is 80's pop GOLD, the production is filled with glittering and gleaming synths and beats, the writing is clever and matured, and (unlike with Kiss) it hits the point it was trying to reach perfectly. Highlights on the album include 'Run Away With Me', 'All That', 'Your Type', 'Let's Get Lost', 'Black Heart', and 'Love Again'. Well done Carly, you have a classic pop album under your belt! I'm very excited to see where you will go from here. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2015
    10
    E-MO-TION, es un álbum fresco, emocional como su propio nombre lo dice. Carly dentro de este nos transporta a un nuevo mundo y exploramosE-MO-TION, es un álbum fresco, emocional como su propio nombre lo dice. Carly dentro de este nos transporta a un nuevo mundo y exploramos muchas cosas dentro de él. Amor (Your Type, Run Away With Me) Locura (LA Hallucinations, Warm Blood) Amistad (Boy Problems) y mucho más, en fin es una cúspide de emociones y aventuras. Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    Only phenomenal production alone makes it a 5 star worthy! Quantum mechanics was applied to reach such particle-level perfection, I think!Only phenomenal production alone makes it a 5 star worthy! Quantum mechanics was applied to reach such particle-level perfection, I think! Catchy as super hell. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album is great , it makes me back the 80´and 90'. Carly has done a great job with this great album. Maybe he has not had the success that was to have but with this album we know that not yet lost the pop touch that is disappearing lately. The songs are great as in the case of Run Away With Me and Your Type they are beautiful songs of the album, and that talk of Didn't Just Come Here To Dance like a song produced by the same Kylie Minogue. This album minimum should be nominated for Grammy awards. The best pop album of the year and even gave that talk. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2017
    9
    This is a near-perfect pop album and a gigantic surprise from someone as average as Carly-Rae Jepsen was previously thought to be. It'sThis is a near-perfect pop album and a gigantic surprise from someone as average as Carly-Rae Jepsen was previously thought to be. It's excellent. Boy Problems and LA Hallucinations are particular highlights. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2016
    0
    This album is very typical ,,very boring .Same same Pop song
    It 's one of the super overrated album .I know why it didn't succeed in public
    This album is very typical ,,very boring .Same same Pop song
    It 's one of the super overrated album .I know why it didn't succeed in public .I know
    Anyway, It' is a better than her previous album
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