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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter Rex Orange County features a guest appearance from Tyler, The Creator.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    Don’t expect this LP to reinvent O'Connor’s established ‘wheel’, but it certainly shows signs of a formula being gradually improved and perfected.
  2. 80
    ‘Who Cares?’, O’Connor’s fourth album, is a gorgeously measured step forward.
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    80
    Thankfully, all of Who Cares? sounds exactly like Rex Orange County coming into his own.
  4. Mar 10, 2022
    70
    While missing the flecks of pop brilliance and cloying hooks that made 2017 Rex so endearing, the record’s release in the genesis of a twee renaissance is near-perfect timing.
  5. Mar 14, 2022
    60
    Taken as a whole, though, Who Cares? is so unvarying in its sentimental melodies that it begins to fade into the background, so unobtrusive that it becomes unremarkable.
  6. 60
    Sweet and frothy. Probably still a little coffee shop. But not Starbucks, more the soundtrack to your local quirky independent caffeinator.
  7. Mar 10, 2022
    40
    At his best O’Connor seems to be part of a lineage of pop craftsmen for whom melody trumps everything – you don’t need edge, experimentation or lyrical fireworks if you can come up with a tune as strong as Open the Window or as cute as Making Time. But at his worst, it sounds limp and insubstantial, compounded by the thin production (a sonic link to the days when O’Connor was uploading his bedroom-recorded songs to Soundcloud) and his voice, which can tend to the nasal and whiny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
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  1. Mar 15, 2022
    10
    AMAZING album, his best album yet to he honest. this is his first album with no skips and I always listen all the way through for the entireAMAZING album, his best album yet to he honest. this is his first album with no skips and I always listen all the way through for the entire experience. It is very simple but most songs on WHO CARES? are very catchy. It doesnt take that much for me personally to like songs and this album meets all of my needs Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2022
    10
    At first listen, I wasn’t impressed much. But after listening to it on repeat for 2 weeks now I’m completely obsessed with it. The littleAt first listen, I wasn’t impressed much. But after listening to it on repeat for 2 weeks now I’m completely obsessed with it. The little nuances he inserts into his songs and the simplicity of them while also being complex and deep is what draws me in. Great album man! Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    Stunning album, feels like he took all he knows how to do and turned it into the most perfect version yet. He combines his classic sound withStunning album, feels like he took all he knows how to do and turned it into the most perfect version yet. He combines his classic sound with new emotions that I just loved. It's a really really good album, so honest and fun. Rex is really ONE IN A MILLION (fav song honestly). Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    9
    Largely more of the same as "Apricot Princess" and "Pony" (albeit with a bit more of an orchestral pop sound), O'Connor's latest isLargely more of the same as "Apricot Princess" and "Pony" (albeit with a bit more of an orchestral pop sound), O'Connor's latest is resultantly unlikely to win over any doubters but ROC fans will find plenty to love with "Who Cares?," which serves up another impeccably crafted slice of light, breezily cheery indie pop that remains hug-warm even in its most soulfully melancholic moments. Expand
  5. Mar 11, 2022
    8
    A great resemblance of bedroom pop, and an indie mix of modern day music. The heavy centered use of instrumentation and an orchestratedA great resemblance of bedroom pop, and an indie mix of modern day music. The heavy centered use of instrumentation and an orchestrated approach really distinguishes "Who Cares" and makes it stands out in the bedroom pop genre. However, there seems to be more that we can get from Rex, a more vocally challenged section in a couple of songs throughout the record. Overall however, a pleasant listen and a more peaceful vibe as I went through the record. Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2022
    8
    A good album, great strings throughout the album. The vocals doesn't disappoint and i think Rex is better without features but Tyler wasA good album, great strings throughout the album. The vocals doesn't disappoint and i think Rex is better without features but Tyler was perfect as a feature that works. My personally favourite is: Open a Window, One in a million and If you want it. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2022
    7
    A fun listening experience as I sat on my balcony. It had a great flow and was a nice chill, alt-pop album. The songs can be boring at times,A fun listening experience as I sat on my balcony. It had a great flow and was a nice chill, alt-pop album. The songs can be boring at times, but I love the emotion and feeling in the album. I wouldn't listen again particularly, but I did mostly enjoy when I did listen. Expand

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