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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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  1. Negative: 5 out of 140
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    10
    This is the best album of the year contracted all the sounds of the 80 its sounds his choruses his magical voice , every song isThis is the best album of the year contracted all the sounds of the 80 its sounds his choruses his magical voice , every song is sophisticatedly made ​​with heart and soul, His best songs allucinations , Gimmie love , love again , Let' s gets lost , Run away with me as the most outstanding song for me Expand
  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. May 4, 2016
    10
    One of THE best albums of this decade! It is incomparable to any other record, including Carly Rae Jepsen's first album. The beats, lyrics andOne of THE best albums of this decade! It is incomparable to any other record, including Carly Rae Jepsen's first album. The beats, lyrics and vocals are on point. This is a good, good, GOOD album that you should buy.
    The best songs are La Hallucinations, Run Away With Me, Let's Get Lost, When I Needed You and Making the Most Of The Night.
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  4. Nov 20, 2020
    10
    Carly Rae Jepsen perfects pop on E•MO•TION, arguably the greatest pure pop album of the 2010's.
  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. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Carly Rae Jepsen came back to prove she was not a one trick pony and you know what? She did it. Carly Rae has managed to produce an amazingCarly Rae Jepsen came back to prove she was not a one trick pony and you know what? She did it. Carly Rae has managed to produce an amazing pop album that is both strong and surprising. Certainly one of the best pop albums of 2015!

    Emotion is terrific, like seriously. Not only is Emotion an ensemble of sterling pop, it’s a creative breakthrough on par with Robyn and Speak Now. Forgive my unbridled enthusiasm, which resembles a teenager’s lack of composure. Blame this artist’s impeccable taste and canny vision, realized on Emotion with blinding Technicolor. This is a strong album and there are no weak tracks here. In fact, I enjoyed every track on the album, obviously some more than others. The album feels a lot more focused than Kiss, it is totally energetic with a great retro 80s feel. Her voice is getting stronger and the production is not just cookie cutter pop, it is slick, polished and first class but what’s truly fascinating about the album is how naturally and authentic the music comes across here. Many singers pipe out love songs but it's obvious that the songs were entirely written by someone else.

    Where Emotion stumbles, it merely wobbles, never falling completely out of line. The albums tracks all speak to the message of Emotion and while there were moments on Carly's previous album Kiss where some songs lowkey felt like a Call Me Maybe rehash, Emotion moves out of that song's shadow and each new song offers something new and exciting. This album was destined to become a pop classic and it already is!

    - i really, really really, really, really, really like you track/s: Run Away With Me, Favorite Color, Warm Blood
    - issa skip ma’am track/s: *crickets*
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  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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