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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the alternative pop artist features guest appearances from Cashmere Cat, Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui and Migos' Quavo.
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Now or Never
I don't wanna fight right now Know you always right Now I know I need you 'round with me But nobody waitin' 'round with me Been through the ups Yeah,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 7, 2017
    80
    Halsey shows off all her wild musical ambitions on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, a bold second album that consolidates all the strengths of her 2015 debut Badlands.
  2. Hopeless Fountain Kingdom might be defiantly ambitious, but it’s surprisingly cohesive.
  3. 75
    Ultimately, she knows the pitfalls of dating more than one gender better than anyone in pop, and those moments of insight are when Hopeless Fountain Kingdom truly stands out from the pack, but it’s also reassuring that Halsey (who tags herself “alternative” rather than “pop”) conceives herself as an album artist first.
  4. Jun 7, 2017
    60
    For now, we’re left with a deeply imperfect and too-often derivative album that is not without its charms, but won’t exactly help form the connection with the average listener that Halsey long ago established with her core fanbase.
  5. 60
    2017 has had better pop records surely, but hearing Halsey grow as an artist is a uniquely rewarding experience that makes the album’s faults more forgivable and its successes more thrilling.
  6. 60
    It’s not remotely bad; it certainly sounds just like one of the most hotly awaited pop albums of 2017. But you can discern, just off stage, the chorus of unignorable industry types bearing down on one bankable creative, advising this timely collaboration, that hot producer, this set of references.
  7. Jun 7, 2017
    40
    Where Badlands established Halsey as one of the more talented and dynamic artists of her generation, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is both overambitious in theory and mundane in practice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    YES THIS'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND I DON'T EVEN ****ING LIKE HER.YES THIS'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND I DON'T EVEN ****ING LIKE HER. َ Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    I love this album, is her best record, Walls Could Talk is one of my favorites, Good Mourning is one of the best interludes ever, hopelessI love this album, is her best record, Walls Could Talk is one of my favorites, Good Mourning is one of the best interludes ever, hopeless fountain kingdom is a masterpiece Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2017
    10
    Badlands was great, HFK is the best album in 2017 so far. every song marries each other and the story told im the album is beautiful. all theBadlands was great, HFK is the best album in 2017 so far. every song marries each other and the story told im the album is beautiful. all the tracks were well produced and so was the features. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2017
    8
    Mostrando bastante evolução desde seu primeiro álbum, Halsey mostra um lado seu mais obscuro e sensível, um lado mais humano reagindo aosMostrando bastante evolução desde seu primeiro álbum, Halsey mostra um lado seu mais obscuro e sensível, um lado mais humano reagindo aos amores e sua atual vida em um álbum em que não somente as melodias se destacam, mas as letras também. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2018
    7
    no podria decidir entre cual album es mejor, este o su album debut. ambos muy buenos
  6. Jun 10, 2017
    6
    Halsey is a weird kind of artist. I want to like her, I really do, but her music just doesn't really do it for me. Badlands was alright, andHalsey is a weird kind of artist. I want to like her, I really do, but her music just doesn't really do it for me. Badlands was alright, and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is slightly better. I like the general vibe that she's going for and the genre of music she does, but the execution of it sort of leaves me with blue balls. I would say pretty much everything on HFK was decent. There wasn't anything I hated (except maybe the weird Romeo and Juliet prologue?), but there also wasn't anything I loved. I would probably listen to it again if I'm in the mood for some electro-alt-pop background music, but I'm still waiting for Halsey to put out something that really wows me. Expand
  7. Jun 9, 2017
    0
    Terrible album. This poor girl should just gave up on music. It's like the same song is being played on an infinite loop, every single songTerrible album. This poor girl should just gave up on music. It's like the same song is being played on an infinite loop, every single song it's the same. Seriously what does people have on their heads to think this utter **** is anyhow good? lmaooo Expand

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