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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 138
  1. Sep 30, 2015
    10
    GENTE DO CÉU, ESSE ALBUM É UMA OBRA DE ARTE, SIMPLESMENTE O MELHOR ALBUM DE 2015.
    ESPERO QUE A BANCADO DO GRAMMY PERCEBA O QUANTO ELE E
    GENTE DO CÉU, ESSE ALBUM É UMA OBRA DE ARTE, SIMPLESMENTE O MELHOR ALBUM DE 2015.
    ESPERO QUE A BANCADO DO GRAMMY PERCEBA O QUANTO ELE E DIVINO E DE O TÃO MERECIDO AOY PRA ELE PQ OLHA.... ELE MERECE VIU. CARLYZINHA GANHOU MUITOS PONTOS COMIGO. E•MO•TION É SIMPLESMENTE FANTASTICO!
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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. Jan 27, 2016
    10
    FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop
    Yes It flopped so hard that even Kiss
    FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop FLOP flop
    Yes It flopped so hard that even Kiss makes this one look garbage but hey I love garbage! but that's none of my business Period!
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  4. May 21, 2020
    10
    the true meaning of pop perfection, this is album is just everything. I’ve been obsessed with it forever, it’s timeless
  5. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Pop music masterpiece of 2015 but, sadly, strongly underrated. "Call Me Maybe" was definitely the biggest song of 2012 but unfortunatelyPop music masterpiece of 2015 but, sadly, strongly underrated. "Call Me Maybe" was definitely the biggest song of 2012 but unfortunately labelled Carly's career as a "one hit wonder", after the subsequent singles released failed to trail "Call Me Maybe" success and KISS was declared a commercial flop. And that definitely sucks when the artist, that the world lost interest in after 2012, decides to record and release the pop album of the year but doesn't receive much recognition. This album demonstrates that Carly has so much potential of so much more than the one song that captivated the world 3 years ago. EMOTION is a synth-pop gem and, without a doubt, a better pop album than KISS; which wasn't as impressive.

    Some highlights would be: "Runaway With Me", "Gimmie Love", "All That", "Your Type" and "Warm Blood".
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  6. Jun 7, 2019
    9
    Muito bom, pop de qualidade com letras muito boas, um dos melhores álbuns pop de 2015, pena que teve pouco reconhecimento
  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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