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  • Summary: The second studio album from the Canadian vocalist features Justin Bieber and Owl City.
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Call Me Maybe
I threw a wish in the well, don't ask me, I'll never tell I looked to you as it fell and now you're in my way I trade my soul for a wish, pennies and... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 20, 2012
    80
    The Owl City duet is a bit of a misstep, as is the Justin Bieber collaboration, but two just okay songs and 14 great ones is better than most acts can manage on their greatest hits packages, let alone their second album.
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    80
    There's something to be said for Jepsen's girl-next-door persona, which helps make Kiss one of 2012's best, and sweetest, pop albums.
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    76
    The result is an album that comes on a bit strong, but has the pop pedigree to avoid any major missteps.
  4. 67
    On Kiss, her U.S. debut, Jepsen makes a mad dash for good-enoughness.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    60
    Pleasant, sung well, and firmly in the middle of the road.
  6. Sep 18, 2012
    50
    Carly Rae Jespen's strengths, which have been roundly declared adequate by the immense popularity of her single "Call Me Maybe," are her simplicity and directness.
  7. The rest of Kiss is like opening a tweenager's diary (titles include "Tonight I'm Getting Over You") and setting it to synthy, house beats, but nothing has the crossover appeal of that debut single.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 5 out of 38
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    ahead of its time omg and anyone who disagrees is 100% wrong and wont get my support!
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    Carly Rae Jepsen's second studio album is bubblegum pop perfection. The production and lyrics are all seamless, full of emotion, and exploreCarly Rae Jepsen's second studio album is bubblegum pop perfection. The production and lyrics are all seamless, full of emotion, and explore many different feelings. From party songs like "This Kiss", to heartbreaking ballads "Your Heart Is A Muscle", Carly makes you fall in love with her. It's sweet pop music that's not trying to be anything it's not. I love all 19 tracks and I can't wait for her third album. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Best pop album of 2012 easily, and personally my favourite album ever. Money is well spent buying it! :) Tonight I'm Getting Over You is aBest pop album of 2012 easily, and personally my favourite album ever. Money is well spent buying it! :) Tonight I'm Getting Over You is a future #1 hit. And basically all the songs are single material, no filler at all. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2012
    7
    Eu vou ser direto: eu gostei do álbum da Carly Rae Jepsen. Não que Kiss seja uma obra de arte pop ou vai mudar algo no mundo daEu vou ser direto: eu gostei do álbum da Carly Rae Jepsen. Não que Kiss seja uma obra de arte pop ou vai mudar algo no mundo da música, mas no meio de tanta massificação do pop ver algo simples é até bom.

    Kiss é basicamente um álbum de pop/teen/chiclete conduzido de maneira leve. Falando basicamente de amor de maneira bem fofa, leve e até bobinha. São canções feitas para embalar amores platônicos de meninas de doze anos que se apaixonam pela primeira vez. Se não são grandes obras, as canções fazem o que se propõem de maneira primorosa com um litro de água com açúcar em cada uma e refrões grudentos. Admito que é estranho ver uma MULHER de VINTE E SEIS ANOS soar como se estivesse quinze anos em um mundo ainda de inocência, mas Carly não é das piores cantoras. Ela consegue segurar a onda dentro do nicho dela. Sem produtores de destaque Kiss termina de maneira positiva mesmo preso dentro das normas de pop que fez de Call Me Maybe sucesso mundial sem nenhuma ousadia na construção das canções. A melhor canção do álbum fica para Tonight I
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  5. Sep 24, 2012
    6
    "Now, let me say, this album is far from bad. It has the cute-cheesy fun-themes with "Call Me Maybe", "Good Time" and "Hurt So Good", and"Now, let me say, this album is far from bad. It has the cute-cheesy fun-themes with "Call Me Maybe", "Good Time" and "Hurt So Good", and that's pretty cool. But, with Carly being a 27-year-old (yes... 27-year-old), I believe she's being flying with the fairies to much. It drives repetition and general pop music off the rails with her debut. Its not a great release, but... ehh not near a bad release either, just another teen-pop album." Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2012
    5
    By listen the songs, i just have one thing to say about it: "awwww she's so cute...but...wait, she's 27 ! I saw it ten years ago when AvrilBy listen the songs, i just have one thing to say about it: "awwww she's so cute...but...wait, she's 27 ! I saw it ten years ago when Avril Lavigne arrives on the scene and don't liked it. So Carly just have to put shame on her face and come back with a mature album. Give blowjobs is the best thing she can do, because in music she turns into a disaster. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2016
    0
    A true bore of an album it is a real snooze fest of an album the songs are all pure cheese and not the fun type one I would never listen toA true bore of an album it is a real snooze fest of an album the songs are all pure cheese and not the fun type one I would never listen to again even if you paid me. A Miss. Expand

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