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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter who co-wrote the Wiz Khalifa song “See You Again,” features guest appearances from Selena Gomez and Meghan Trainor.
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One Call Away
I'm only one call away I'll be there to save the day Superman got nothing on me I'm only one call away Call me, baby, if you need a friend I just... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jan 29, 2016
    60
    While his traditionalism can feel staid (even Ed Sheeran, Puth’s UK equivalent when it comes to lovelorn beta-male balladeers, takes a risk once in a while), the standard of his songwriting is consistently high, and his central theme--romantic obsession that verges on the masochistic--makes for a record that softly burns.
  2. 58
    Much of the album is G-Rated tales of love (songs about beautiful girls and boys who love them) drowning in an ocean of power-pop gloss.
  3. Jan 29, 2016
    40
    Vulnerability is often an asset to singers, particularly in matters concerning love, but Puth's problem is that he feels stage-managed; you can sense him hitting his marks.
  4. 40
    There are flashes of something special on Suffer, and the surprisingly sultry Selena Gomez collaboration We Don’t Talk Anymore, but in general, Puth’s anonymity is infuriating.
  5. Jan 29, 2016
    30
    The most standout feature of Nine Track Mind might be its rhythmic consistency, an exercise in deceleration.... inoffensive dross.
  6. Feb 3, 2016
    25
    It doesn’t help that Nine Track Mind is all ballads except for three tracks, two of which are duets (Trainor, a sleepy Selena Gomez) that somehow still feel like ballads. Puth cannot fill this frame of sentimentality with any genuine sentiment.
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 5, 2016
    20
    Nine Track Mind whimpers like a sick kitten. [Mar 2016, p.113]
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 98
  2. Negative: 37 out of 98
  1. Feb 1, 2018
    10
    Those mixtures of sounds, I rescue many songs from this album, it is difficult to coincide with this page, but I leave aside your punctuationThose mixtures of sounds, I rescue many songs from this album, it is difficult to coincide with this page, but I leave aside your punctuation about this album and I will support this artist who is much better than you think. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    Muy buen trabajo por parte de Charlie Puth, tiene excelentes ritmos, con esto, tendrá gran relevancia en la industria musical. Ojalá sea bienMuy buen trabajo por parte de Charlie Puth, tiene excelentes ritmos, con esto, tendrá gran relevancia en la industria musical. Ojalá sea bien galardonado. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    este album é bom, não sei pq não gostaram dele, deveria ser mais reconhecido, mais ele ta no inicio espero que pelo menos venda bemeste album é bom, não sei pq não gostaram dele, deveria ser mais reconhecido, mais ele ta no inicio espero que pelo menos venda bem auhsauhsauhauh is amazing Expand
  4. May 30, 2016
    5
    This album is pretty basic and sometimes boring. The lyrics are all about G-rated love and is sometimes disappointing. He may be attractiveThis album is pretty basic and sometimes boring. The lyrics are all about G-rated love and is sometimes disappointing. He may be attractive but it doesn't match his quality of this album. Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2016
    3
    This album must be what anyone who hates pop music hears when they listen to pop music. It's boring, it's underwritten, it's underwhelminglyThis album must be what anyone who hates pop music hears when they listen to pop music. It's boring, it's underwritten, it's underwhelmingly produced. These tracks could not get generic enough in their chord structures and their subject matter. It's mediocre, but it's the infuriating type of mediocre. Why did he think it would be a good idea to produce this album ON HIS OWN?

    Favs: We Don't Talk Anymore ft. Selena Gomez
    Least Favs: One Call Away, Marvin Gaye ft. Meghan Trainor, Dangerously
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  6. Feb 22, 2016
    1
    This album feels really soulless, unreal, bland and generic. This is just a bad attempt to be a mediocre romantic album. This is the worstThis album feels really soulless, unreal, bland and generic. This is just a bad attempt to be a mediocre romantic album. This is the worst album of 2016 by far. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2017
    0
    Generic. This album is nothing to remember. Give it 10 years, no one will remember it. The one good song on this album is the one with SelenaGeneric. This album is nothing to remember. Give it 10 years, no one will remember it. The one good song on this album is the one with Selena Gomez even if its just a whole load of autotune. Expand

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