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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British pop singer features a guest appearance from Emeli Sandé.
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Hold My Hand
Standing in a crowded room and I can't see your face Put your arms around me, tell me everything's OK In my mind, I'm running round a cold and empty... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    70
    Glynne’s first solo album (which has already hit No. 1 in the UK) is a bit all over the place stylistically, but flaunts her formidable pipes and undeniable talent for injecting a lyric with vulnerability.
  2. 60
    It’s a record of heartbreak cauterised by hope, so alongside the routine tears and recrimination is a recurrent element of recovery and optimism that sets it apart from most other soul-diva offerings.
  3. Aug 25, 2015
    60
    I Cry When I Laugh never really manages to become more than just a collection of singles.
  4. Sep 15, 2015
    50
    There’s no question that Jess Glynne is a very good singer, but her debut proves her best work thus far is on songs that aren’t even hers.
  5. Aug 25, 2015
    40
    It’s unclear quite what those [talents] are, however--not so much because Glynne lacks a distinctive voice, but more because the variety of producers and arrangements here mean it’s difficult to tell quite what her thing is.
  6. Q Magazine
    Aug 25, 2015
    40
    Glynne's voice is a powerful weapon to secure audience submission, yet it quickly becomes a weak link, making Florence Welch sound like Vashti Bunyan. [Sep 2015, p.112]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Sep 18, 2015
    10
    This album is phenomenal, anyone who says different is out their mind. Jess Glynne is is vocally talented beyond her years and this recordThis album is phenomenal, anyone who says different is out their mind. Jess Glynne is is vocally talented beyond her years and this record will be a huge success. Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2015
    10
    Amazing album!!!!! I love every song, every song is an anthem and a potential hit on the charts. British are much better in the musicAmazing album!!!!! I love every song, every song is an anthem and a potential hit on the charts. British are much better in the music industry!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    I don't understand the hate that this album is receiving. It's a fresh but familiar house and dancepop record that wants you to get on theI don't understand the hate that this album is receiving. It's a fresh but familiar house and dancepop record that wants you to get on the floor and have a good time. What's wrong with that? Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2015
    7
    Even though this album doesn't really offer anything new to the table, Glynne has a lot of fun and has a very distinctive voice which makesEven though this album doesn't really offer anything new to the table, Glynne has a lot of fun and has a very distinctive voice which makes this album pure pop pleasure. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2015
    6
    I like the first tracks, they are wonderful. And Jess voice is amazing! I'm not a huge fan of her music, but british artists are way betterI like the first tracks, they are wonderful. And Jess voice is amazing! I'm not a huge fan of her music, but british artists are way better than americans (the most of the times). Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2016
    6
    "I Cry When I Laugh", o primeiro álbum de estúdio da cantora pop britânica Jess Glynne, apresenta singles muito mais concretos do que o"I Cry When I Laugh", o primeiro álbum de estúdio da cantora pop britânica Jess Glynne, apresenta singles muito mais concretos do que o próprio disco, possuindo canções espontâneas e divertidas, enquanto os arranjos instrumentais são muito bem acoplados com o incrível potencial vocal de Jess; que tardiamente falha em demonstrar qualquer tipo de inovação dentre letras simplórias e sonoridades alternadamente ensurdecedoras. Sem sombra de dúvida, Jess possui uma voz potente e uma alma irradiante, mas ela deveria organizar melhor seu arsenal musical e investir em ritmos mais marcantes e sadios. C+ Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2015
    1
    If Hold My Hand was not on Jess Glynne's new album, it would be a zero for sure. The music doesn't even flow together. Hold My Hand is amazingIf Hold My Hand was not on Jess Glynne's new album, it would be a zero for sure. The music doesn't even flow together. Hold My Hand is amazing but the rest of the album is a for sure disappointment,. Expand

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