Expectations

Bebe Rexha - Expectations
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #688 / 735
User Score
Based on 168 ratings
2018 Ratings: #943
June 22, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Independent

While the record could have been a few songs shorter, Expectations is expansive in that it isn’t one big radio hit after another, which proves Rexha is opting for longevity instead of manufactured pop.

80
NME

‘Expectations’ isn’t flawless, but it’s a compelling re-introduction to an underrated artist – one capable of putting her own stamp on current pop sounds.

70
Rolling Stone
Bebe Rexha's voice makes a quirky, squirmy sound that may not be your cup of squeak. But if it is, then it's crazily irresistible and, given the right melody, unstoppable.
60
AllMusic

While the album could benefit from some tightening -- the middle stretch stalls the momentum -- Expectations affirms Rexha's songwriting prowess, ear for catchy hooks, and ability to pull emotion from otherwise serviceable radio pop.

60
The Line of Best Fit

Throughout Expectations she goes on many aimless wanderings, and sticks safely to little bits of many well-worn styles and over familiar ideas. It would appear the major MO of this album is throw enough shit at the wall, and something will stick.

20
The Guardian

The songwriting – about bad girls and good boys in miserable, moneyed relationships – is precisely as deep as you’d expect. Poptimism finds its hard ceiling.

IvoBraga
35
Meant to Be is actually one of the worst pop hits that i've heard in recent times wtf
rykketid
30
Mine sounds like a crappy version of a Charli XCX song
depr3ssedlolcow
NR
Everyone at NME should collectively kill themselves
MariellyAkarius
12
Someone please end this pop country trend right now. Also, there’s a bad despacito copycat song on this album
oh
65
i only remember the first song
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Track List

  1. Ferrari
  2. I'm a Mess
  3. 2 Souls on Fire (feat. Quavo)
  4. Shining Star
  5. Knees
  6. I Got You
  7. Self Control
  8. Sad
  9. Mine
  10. Steady (feat. Tory Lanez)
  11. Don't Get Any Closer
  12. Grace
  13. Pillow
  14. Meant to Be
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