15 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

More pristine, radiant pop from Carly Rae Jepsen but let’s be clear: this is not “Call Me Maybe II." E•MO•TION expands the musical and emotional palettes. Producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Dev Hynes dress “All That” in ‘80s slow jam finery, with shimmering keys and neon-lit effects. Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend gives “Warm Blood” a sinister edge and a delicious depth. And Sia lends her manic intensity, co-writing “Making the Most of the Night.” Carly’s sparkling voice ties it all together, whether finding her lane (“LA Hallucinations”), getting stuck in the friend zone ("Your Type”), or expressing the joy of breaking out (“Gimmie Love”).

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

More pristine, radiant pop from Carly Rae Jepsen but let’s be clear: this is not “Call Me Maybe II." E•MO•TION expands the musical and emotional palettes. Producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Dev Hynes dress “All That” in ‘80s slow jam finery, with shimmering keys and neon-lit effects. Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend gives “Warm Blood” a sinister edge and a delicious depth. And Sia lends her manic intensity, co-writing “Making the Most of the Night.” Carly’s sparkling voice ties it all together, whether finding her lane (“LA Hallucinations”), getting stuck in the friend zone ("Your Type”), or expressing the joy of breaking out (“Gimmie Love”).

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
886 Ratings

886 Ratings

Jordan Metzger ,

New found "E•MO•TION"

Carly Rae Jepsen's sophomore record "E•MO•TION" is quite the breath of fresh air. Soaring with astounding 80's pop influence, Jepsen has truly discovered her new found "nostalgic" sonics - and clearly has grown a lot since her first record, lyrically and musically. With no trace of 'Call Me Maybe' whatsoever, "E•MO•TION" has a mind of it's own. With stand out heart songs such as 'All That', Jepsen's musical production simply screams timeless new wave - and does not fall short lyrically evenly slightly. Carly has matured since breakout in 2012, and we must applaud this long awaited, cleverly crafted masterpiece.

doug funnie ,

Instant modern pop classic.

This is the album Taylor Swift failed to make with 1989. The songs and production are coherent throughout; although the production stretches a little too far at times, it never feels gimmicky or tossed-off in comparison to the Swift album.

The album on its own really raises the bar for modern non-rap/hiphop pop songwriting. The lyrics are in the classic love song style. They are light but very effective, and they don't rely on too-specific details or get overly-suggestive.

The singing is just fantastic. She never stretches too far or falls back on the modern pitfalls of whoa-ohs or inanely repetive choruses. 9/17 songs are just whoa-good and there are no absolute duds. Given the number of tracks, that is a stunning achievement for pop music in any era.

A perfect summer album, a perfect driving album, and its overall consistency in quality makes it a great full record that is not just front-loaded with the gems. 9/10.

TYLERAZALEA ,

QUEEN!

Carlegend Slae Jepsaint is back. Her new sound with the production by the legendary Dev Hynes is sure to snatch your favorite pop artists weave! So glad to see Carly reclaiming her title as the queen & king of pop music. Gaga who? Ariana who? Britney who? Madonna who? It's CARLEGEND SEASON!

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