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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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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: 53 out of 240
  1. Jun 1, 2020
    10
    Simplemente asombroso. Eilish logra transportar a cualquier persona sin importar su edad a los miedos, inseguridades, molestias de unSimplemente asombroso. Eilish logra transportar a cualquier persona sin importar su edad a los miedos, inseguridades, molestias de un adolescente promedio. Excelentes letras cortesía de FINNEAS y la propia cantante. Un álbum con una producción excepcional que aunque es su álbum debut, da la talla a cualquier álbum del más alto nivel. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just my favorite album of all times. I’m so proud of her- vocals, music, production. 10/10 Expand
  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. Jul 12, 2019
    9
    Applause to the first ASMR pop-album. Genius piece of art performed by young girl with a lot to say (or whisper) to you.
  5. Apr 8, 2019
    8
    The cartoonish undertone turn Billie’s inescapable mental hurt into a silly haunted maze with funnel cake waiting on the other side. She isn’tThe cartoonish undertone turn Billie’s inescapable mental hurt into a silly haunted maze with funnel cake waiting on the other side. She isn’t the victim of some elusive villain playing her sadness, she is the villain, she has control, she has an exit. Unlike most Pop artists coming off an Ep of accessible hits, it’s quite impressive to find Billie presenting a cohesive sound palette that still carries great replay value. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2020
    5
    I’m not a big fan of Billie, but this album is actually great, with some heartfelt lyrics and nice instrumentals and harmonies but, in myI’m not a big fan of Billie, but this album is actually great, with some heartfelt lyrics and nice instrumentals and harmonies but, in my opinion, a lot of Billie’s songs just sound the same, very sleepy and slow. Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2019
    0
    PLEEAAseeee mature. This music is emo teen bop songs that are truly lacking real substance.

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