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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Canadian pop singer-songwriter Tate McRae features contributions from Finneas, Greg Kurstin, and Charlie Puth.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 27, 2022
    80
    It’s clear from the album that Tate McRae’s arsenal of jagged pop weapons is extensive, and can be expertly wielded when she wants.
  2. 80
    She sings like she’s falling apart, but the quality of the album suggests she’s got it together.
  3. May 27, 2022
    70
    A body of work dotted with pop anthems tied together by poetic, angsty lyricism.
  4. Jun 2, 2022
    68
    Apart from some missteps—like the excruciating Finneas-produced “i still say goodnight”—i used to think i could fly soars with confidence, a record that remains absolutely sure of itself even as McRae’s emotions vacillate between bravado and self-immolation.
  5. May 27, 2022
    60
    McRae’s debut doesn’t exactly make her stand out from the sea of algorithmic pop girls, but it definitely shows promise.
  6. May 27, 2022
    60
    McRae is primed for success, though, and while her songs can verge on self-indulgence – there’s a fair amount of navel-gazing at play – they’ll surely speak to a teenage audience. This is well-made, ear-wormy pop music, guaranteed to hit a nerve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. May 28, 2022
    10
    i Love this album so so much Ghhbbbbbbhhjgdjfigigifudzdufkgkgj´fkvkgjdhshvkvnchyjhkchsgskhlhidzrozifjvighdjfifjfjfjc
  2. May 27, 2022
    10
    Esse álbum da tate tá impecável!! Não tenho palavras pra descrever o quão isto está perfeito de todos os jeitos, você sente ela em todas asEsse álbum da tate tá impecável!! Não tenho palavras pra descrever o quão isto está perfeito de todos os jeitos, você sente ela em todas as faixas. muito bom acompanhar a lenda desde início, orgulho dms, a nossa próxima estrela do pop está a caminho. Expand
  3. May 27, 2022
    10
    Tate's debut album is an emotional rollercoaster. It's like watching a movie but through music. There are songs that many people can relateTate's debut album is an emotional rollercoaster. It's like watching a movie but through music. There are songs that many people can relate to, songs people can cry to, and songs where people feel badass. She showcases her impressive vocals and her versatility throughout the album. It's one of the best albums of this year.

    My Top 5:
    1. what would you do?
    2. what's your problem?
    3. you're so cool
    4. she's all i want to be
    5. hate myself
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  4. May 28, 2022
    10
    Such a great debut album, and I’m loving all the tracks and singles! Tate has been in the game for a couple years now, and seeing her growSuch a great debut album, and I’m loving all the tracks and singles! Tate has been in the game for a couple years now, and seeing her grow into such an amazing and fresh artist is everything that the people have wanted! Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2022
    10
    This is actually a really goodalbum love every song on the album its phenomenal I'm so proud of tate she's incredible she truly has come soThis is actually a really goodalbum love every song on the album its phenomenal I'm so proud of tate she's incredible she truly has come so far and she's still gonna do so much. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2022
    10
    a masterpiece with the perfect balance of sad songs and upbeat bops. i can’t stop listening to it, pop perfection!
  7. May 28, 2022
    0
    amazing songwriting and production, it is such a fun (and sad) album for you to listen to.

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