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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter features production from Dan Nigro, Alexander 23, and Jam City.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
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  1. May 21, 2021
    Her debut record, SOUR, will be a contender for best pop album of the year. There are no filler tracks on SOUR. Each song represents a different side to Rodrigo’s artistry, embracing every influence that’s shaped her music, while still creating something fresh.
  2. May 21, 2021
    Nuanced and often exceptional debut album. ... Songwriting flourish is emblematic of what Rodrigo has learned from Taylor Swift on this album (which, in shorthand, is Swift’s debut refracted through “Red”): nailing the precise language for an imprecise, complex emotional situation; and working through private stories in public fashion.
  3. May 21, 2021
    A collection of polished, precociously accomplished pop that doubles as one of the most gratifyingly undignified breakup albums ever made.
  4. May 21, 2021
    When it works, it really works.
  5. 80
    For the most part, Rodrigo has passed the bar she set on that single [‘drivers license’], sharing with us an almost-masterpiece that’s equal parts confident, cool and exhilaratingly real. This is no flash-in-the-pan artist, but one we’ll be living with for years to come.
  6. May 28, 2021
    Her combination of sweet melodies and bitter moods, her conversational flow, and her self-awareness are all skills many songwriters twice her age would love to call their own, and they make Sour a well-rounded emotional journey and strong debut album.
  7. 60
    At times, it feels as though the polite, considered Rodrigo could push ideas, emotions and melodies a little further than she does. ... But this is an incredibly impressive debut from a singer who’s only just learning to stretch her wings.

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  1. Negative: 48 out of 367
  1. May 21, 2021
    one of my favorite releases this year, sooo I could cry and I did!! Love you olivia keep working hard always I’m proud of you
  2. May 21, 2021
    Um dos debuts mais empolgantes em anos, que perfeição, que letras, que álbum!
  3. May 21, 2021
    it blows my mind how talented and gifted olivia rodrigo is. she is timeless and is here to stay
  4. May 22, 2021
    Sour is the perfect example of a good debut album. So emotional and well written, Sour shows all the Songwriting potential that Olivia Has,Sour is the perfect example of a good debut album. So emotional and well written, Sour shows all the Songwriting potential that Olivia Has, and it is very positive. I wish her the best in her career Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2021
    My daughter showed me this album and I really love it. Olivia Rodrigo is really someone to watch. Album of the year
  6. May 21, 2021
    I really love it , thats so fresh , somesongs so relaxed , but so good , She is Olivia Rodrigo!
  7. May 22, 2021
    this is not going to age well. its good the first two times you listen to it, but it gets annoying.

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