Carly Rae Jepsen is more than just 'Call Me Maybe'.
This album expands upon Jepsen's great writing skills, as each song offers layers and layers of brilliantly crafted fun pop songs. Don't skip this album just because its "pop music", you won't be disappointed.
Canadian music sensation Carly Rae Jepsen grabbed everyone’s attention with “Call Me Maybe”, then didn’t really get up to much for a few years until, seemingly out of nowhere, she managed to generate massive admiration from the increasingly pop-centric “indie pitchfork irony hipster kid” crowd. Beyond all the hype though, E-MO-TION is, somehow, pretty much just as good as everyone says it is. The production is essentially flawless, highlights include the cloud rap sounding synths on “LA Hallucinations”, the pseudo-vapourwave vibe on “Boy Problems”, the bouncy intro on title track “E-MO-TION”, and, of course, that classic (!) saxophone on the intro. Carly does a good job as well, providing consistently strong vocals and nice melodies (“who gave you eyes like that/said you could keep them” is one of my favourite lines in all of music, lyrically and also in its delivery). The album falters, however, when it slows down; the ballads here all drag on too long, and lack the likability of the hits (really it was probably a mistake for them to have made this album as long as it is). Overall, strong album that could have been more consistent, but contains some of the highest peaks in all of recent music; 4/5.
- @zlogan of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Known mostly for the hit song of 2012, "Call Me Maybe", Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album E.MO.TION is a dream. The 80's inspired album has many synthesizers, drum beats, coconuts, and more that transports the listener back to a time of neon lights, brightly coloured Scrunchies, and great music. Songs such as "Run Away With Me", "Making The Most Of The Night", and "I Really Like You" are dancefloor jams that are guaranteed to make you dance and shout out the lyrics, while "Your Type" and "All That" are slow burners for a more quiet night. Pulling away from her previous work - mainly her 2012 album Kiss - but still keeping her brand bubblegum-pop sound, E.MO.TION is the perfect album for a good time.
- @reallylikesmusicals of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
A fantastic pop record full of dance-able, drive-able, unstoppable hits that will have you singing along in no time. Proves once and for all that Jepsen is more than just a one hit wonder. Loved it.
Apparently, CRJ is one of the few pop stars that it's OK for hipsters to like. She recently played Pitchfork's festival. She does use a lot of cool producers on this like Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Ariel Rechtshald, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), and, oh, Justin Bieber. It's plenty catchy, but also plenty forgettable.
This was hands-down the greatest pop album of 2015. It's a shame it's been overlooked because of "Call Me Maybe"'s shadow, but please give it a chance, it's just perfect.
GOOD 2015 15 cut CD by British Columbia, Canada singer/songwriter. I'm an old guy trying to keep up a bit with contemporary music so I gave it a listen; glad i did.
Another hit from the Call Me Maybe star
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