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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: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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. 85
    She has created an album so unquestionably true to her quirks and personality traits that fans are offered a true insight into her process and psyche. This openness means they will be invested for the long run. Substance over streaming.
  4. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a debut record that showcases a bold artistic vision and a willingness to move beyond the boundaries of pop conventions.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a supremely exciting, innovative first move from a pop voice that feels utterly fresh and modern.
  6. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    17 year-old Eilish has gone deeper into the weirdo-pop trench. Together with co-collaborator brother and producer Finneas O’Connell, she has drawn on trap and industrial pop to create a darkly humorous record about romance, rejection and addiction.
  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. Positive: 62 out of 81
  2. Negative: 9 out of 81
  1. Mar 30, 2019
    10
    Billie and Finneas did a great job. This debut, better than the EP, definitely shows her personality, sonically and lyrically. She has alreadyBillie and Finneas did a great job. This debut, better than the EP, definitely shows her personality, sonically and lyrically. She has already found her distinct sound at the age of 17. Her voice is beautiful, the idea is cool, and the production is insane. The visuals are also very good. Although some of the tracks are not my favorite, they have the potential to grow on me. She are getting the recognition she deserves, which makes me really happy.
    Personal Rating:
    !!!!!!:(not gonna give a score but it's not a song. It's fun but I don't think it's necessary here. She can simply use Bad Guy as the intro)
    bad guy: 10/10(the beginning is crazy, the production throughout the song is wonderful especially in the chorus. The last part is unexpected but it spices the track up. Single worthy.)
    xanny:9.5/10(When I first listened to song, I hate it due to the excessive distortion. However, I soon realized that it's because the quality of the headphone I was using. It sounds much better on a better headphone.)
    you should see me in a crown: 9/10 (I didn't enjoy that until the album releases, now it sounds good)
    all the good girls go to hell: 9/10 (not a big fan of the sound but the idea is cool)
    wish you were gay: 10/10 (a huge grower)
    when the party's over: 9.5/10(beautiful sound but feels flat somehow)
    8: 8.5/10(sonically not my favorite but the title is fun)
    my strange addiction: 9.5/10(the verse is really promising!! When Billie teases the song I was really excited, but the chorus is not that good for me)
    bury a friend: 10/10(intriguing theme and production)
    ilomilo: 9.5/10(the connection between bury a friend is interesting, the track is good)
    listen before i go: 10/10(really good ballad)
    i love you: 9.5/10
    goodbye: 9.5/10(the lyrics are from other tracks, which is so interesting!)
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  2. Mar 29, 2019
    10
    I couldn't agree more for user srtafozex's comment about all those "Billie is only 17 years old and comes with 'When We All Fall Asleep', aI couldn't agree more for user srtafozex's comment about all those "Billie is only 17 years old and comes with 'When We All Fall Asleep', a dark pop. It reminds me of Lorde's 'Pure Heroine', who at the time was also 17 years old. Both of them knew how to produce an album beautifully." 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. Apr 9, 2019
    9
    sometimes billie says weird things for a 17 yo but the production on this record slaps
  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. Apr 16, 2019
    7
    As a debut album this is a great combo of music and voice, we seem to forget that Billie only has 18 years. Some of the songs are slow and doAs a debut album this is a great combo of music and voice, we seem to forget that Billie only has 18 years. Some of the songs are slow and do not have the vibe of the album but her voice is nothing extraordinary but it works perfectly. Expand
  7. May 18, 2019
    0
    never heard an album this boring, it makes me sick, literally, i just can't stand this album and billie as a whole, her "performances" arenever heard an album this boring, it makes me sick, literally, i just can't stand this album and billie as a whole, her "performances" are awful and she's an obvious one trick pony industry plant, it's literally my least favourite album i've heard in my lifetime, god damn Expand

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