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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the alternative pop artist features guest appearances Dominic Fike, Alanis Morissette and BTS' Suga.
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3am
Darling, I just left the bar And I've misplaced all my credit cards My self preservation and all of my reservations Are sitting and contemplatin'... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    Manic revels in the explorative genre-pop bombast, letting the delicates twinkle, and the snarls bare their teeth; yet it's the soul that shines dominantly. It's her most complete work to date.
  2. 83
    Over 16 tracks, Manic is a chaotic amalgamation of self-analysis, rage, depression, ecstasy, and growth that sees its creator managing the messiness of fame while trying to stay true to herself. We’re just along for the ride.
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    80
    Her lyrical confidence is matched by the characterful production, which straddles R&B, country, trashy pop-rock, Kacey Musgraves-ish cosmic Americana and more. ... A major label pop album with real drama and humanity.
  4. Jan 17, 2020
    80
    Manic showcases Halsey at her nerviest and at her best.
  5. Jan 27, 2020
    80
    Halsey is less a pop chameleon than a musical magpie and Manic is a pristinely produced album that sounds a bit like everything you know, but better (Still Learning is a banger, like Evanescence with steelpan).
  6. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Mania is an honest invitation into the worlds of both Halsey and Ashley Frangipane, and teaches us that the truth is in the ambiguity.
  7. Feb 4, 2020
    40
    The real problem is that the best ideas are outvoted by frustrating ones, leaving us with little touches like the short, yelping-like sound in the second verse of More or the distorted vocals that end killing boys. There are some good moments here, but even the best of them can’t help Halsey get out of her own way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 290
  1. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    O conteúdo lírico é foda, a sonoridade é um pouco experimental, mesclando gêneros.
    Halsey, você é um gênio!
  2. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    best album ever!!!!!!! i love the way she made a perfect chaotic emotion throughout the album
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    I think it's her best album to date. It's the most personal album to her and it shows because the lyrics are so deep and personal. Every songI think it's her best album to date. It's the most personal album to her and it shows because the lyrics are so deep and personal. Every song gives a different vibe depending on your mood and that's why I think "Manic" is a perfect name for this album. Definitely a must listen!! Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2020
    10
    each of us need this amazing album to understand ourselves. so emotional and personal.
  5. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    The best album! A wonderful album, like everything Halsey does, perfect melody and voice. harmonic marriage.
  6. Jan 19, 2020
    9
    A mi parecer el álbum tiene un estilo muy pop alternativo además trata muchos temas de la sociedad de hoy en dia.
    Mi cancion favorita sin duda
    A mi parecer el álbum tiene un estilo muy pop alternativo además trata muchos temas de la sociedad de hoy en dia.
    Mi cancion favorita sin duda - Alain's Interlude
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  7. Jan 18, 2020
    0
    I like her honesty on the album and the raw emotional lyrics but there is something missing for me the production of it feels incomplete orI like her honesty on the album and the raw emotional lyrics but there is something missing for me the production of it feels incomplete or totally wrong for some of the songs. I am disappointed especially since she decided to not include nightmare which was an actual nice change to her discography. Expand

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