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”).

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”).

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

841 Ratings

New found "E•MO•TION"

Jordan Metzger,

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.

Instant modern pop classic.

doug funnie,

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.

About Carly Rae Jepsen

Earning global success with "Call Me Maybe," Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen spent her formative years absorbing pop culture in her hometown of Mission, British Columbia. After attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia, Jepsen competed in the fifth season of Canadian Idol in 2007, ultimately winning third place and performing in the show's nationwide tour. By 2008, she had moved to Vancouver and released her debut LP, Tug of War, which featured a cover of John Denver's 1974 hit ballad "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Three years later, Jepsen's single "Call Me Maybe," which drew from dance-pop and disco, attained worldwide commercial success: it topped the Canadian, U.S., and U.K. charts as well as those of 18 other countries, racked up over 700 million views on YouTube, and won a Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year. The Curiosity EP, which featured "Call Me Maybe," followed in early 2012. That June, the Owl City duet "Good Time" arrived and peaked at number eight on the Billboard charts.

Jepsen's second album, Kiss, appeared in September 2012. It debuted in the Top Ten in Canada and the U.S. and won Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year Juno Awards a year later. Jepsen began work on her third album in early 2013, collaborating with producers Josh Ramsay, Ryan Stewart, and Max Martin on songs inspired by '80s pop and folk. In early 2014, she began a 12-week run as the lead role in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. She returned with new music in March 2015 with "I Really Like You," which became another Top 40 hit. Featuring collaborations with songwriters including Sia, Devonté Hynes, and Ariel Rechtshaid, and producers such as Mattman & Robin and Greg Kurstin, her third full-length, E-MO-TION, arrived that August. The album was a Top Ten hit in Canada and a Top 20 hit in the U.S., and was ultimately shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Prize. Collaborations with Bleachers and the Knocks followed. In early 2016, Jepsen also appeared as Frenchy in the live television performance of Grease and recorded the theme song to Fuller House, the reboot of the family sitcom Full House. In August 2016, she released E-MO-TION: Side B, an EP featuring eight tracks that had been in consideration for the album. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Mission, British Columbia, Canada
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • BORN
    November 20, 1985

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