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  • Summary: The debut full-length debut for the 17-year-old Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter was produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell (who also co-wrote).
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Left-Field Pop
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Top Track

You Should See Me in a Crown
Bite my tongue, bide my time Wearing a warning sign Wait 'til the world is mine Visions I vandalize Cold in my kingdom size Fell for these ocean... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    It’s enjoyable and familiar, but retains Billie’s disruptive streak. It’s a brave and resounding first step for an artist with bags of potential and over the next decade, you’ll no doubt see popular music scrabbling to try and replicate what this album does on every level.
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a brave and fortuitous debut album from the LA teen, capturing the hopes, fears and vulnerabilities of an entire generation. The genius in this record is its unaffected relatability.
  3. Oct 4, 2019
    89
    The 17-year-old sensation takes pop iconography and musical status quo and lacerates it, opting out of femme fatale for tomboy cargos and goth macabre, and sleek soundscapes for creepy eccentrics.
  4. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    With When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, she demonstrates that she can do it all, hinting at a bright future that could truly go in any direction, as messy and hopeful as youth can get.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    In some ways the album arrives as a continuation, not an introduction.
  6. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    The highs are thrilling, and despite their obvious pedigree, arranged unlike anything else in contemporary pop. They also reveal the lows more starkly: the saccharine, coyly suggestive 8, played on a ukulele, and I Love You, which sounds suspiciously like Hallelujah, are better off left to YouTube ingenues than an artist of Eilish’s otherwise clear vision.
  7. 40
    For the most part, When We All Fall Asleep is stiflingly dull and bloated, with subpar production from Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell (known for his time on Glee).

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 165
  1. Dec 14, 2019
    10
    Great album, Billie got it right on her wonderful debut album. Bad guy and xanny epic.
  2. Apr 2, 2019
    10
    There's not one bad song on this album. This is her debut album and it is already breaking records. Iconic.
  3. Mar 29, 2019
    10
    Billie may even be considered a weirdo and quirky artist, but that doesn't make herself or her art a bad thing, but something different fromBillie may even be considered a weirdo and quirky artist, but that doesn't make herself or her art a bad thing, but something different from what we are used to seeing and hearing in the mainstream industry. Her debut album is a perfect formula between insanity, creativity and complexity, showing an alternative facet between electronic music and dreampop. Also, a special thanks to her brother and producer FINNEAS, he is a gatekeeper of Billie's art! Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2019
    8
    It's a shame that the popularity and promotion behind Billie Eilish has poisoned the well a bit, as When We All Fall Asleep is actually anIt's a shame that the popularity and promotion behind Billie Eilish has poisoned the well a bit, as When We All Fall Asleep is actually an artful, well-crafted, and unique pop album.

    FAV TRACKS: BAD GUY, XANNY, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL, WISH YOU WERE GAY, BURY A FRIEND, ILOMILO, LISTEN BEFORE I GO, I LOVE YOU, GOODBYE

    LEAST FAV TRACK: WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER
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  5. Apr 2, 2019
    7
    Overall, the album does it’s job. O’conells work felt so good on most tracks, with creepy and noisy sounds that kinda mark Eilish’s own musicOverall, the album does it’s job. O’conells work felt so good on most tracks, with creepy and noisy sounds that kinda mark Eilish’s own music style, but unfortunally it kinda pass it’s concept and the track-transition felt forced sometimes like “all the good girls go to hell” to “wish you were gay”, and especially on the introduction, it didn’t passed the real vibe of the album and maked it a little incohesive, like, i literally listened 2x times to it and didn’t understood what’s the point of the album overall. But, due to the sick production and some good lyrics by the O’conells, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” is a listenable and good album to feel calm and noisy at the same time. (6.8/10) Expand
  6. May 13, 2019
    4
    Never liked the mental health/ substance abuse theme probably because there are no actual roots for it. Also the constant distortion effectNever liked the mental health/ substance abuse theme probably because there are no actual roots for it. Also the constant distortion effect and mumbling vocal style are so annoying that the last guitar songs even felt a bit fresh to me. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    0
    This album has a really high metascore despite having at least 5 skips. I missed the dont smile at me era, when her music was actually good

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