AOTY 2021


Bebe Rexha - Expectations
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #816 / 851
User Score
Based on 291 ratings
2018 Ratings: #731
Liked by 16 people
June 22, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Electropop / Genres
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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.


‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This gives the fucking headaches. The lyrics are mediocre, the beats are so similar that they disgust, few songs stand out (and the quality is not for sure), a commercial pop made to stay in our heads, but in this case not even that can do.
* Ferrari (7/10)
* I'm A Mess (8/10)
* 2 Souls On Fire (4.5/10)
* Shinning Star (6/10)
* Kness (7.5/10)
* I Got You (7/10)
* Self Control (8.5/10)
* Sad (6/10)
* Mine (5.5/10)
* Steady (6.5/10)
* Don't Get Any Closer (6/10)
* Grace (8.5/10)
* Pillow (7.5/10)
* Meant To Be (8/10)

Nota Final: 69/100
Ferrari: 10/10
I'm a Mess: 10/10
Souls On Fire: 7.5//10
Shining Star: 7/10
Knees: 6.8/10
I Got You: 5.4/10 ( Que autotune irritante)
Self Control: 7.6/10
Sad: 8.9/10
Mine: 6.2/10
Steady: 6/10
Don't Get Any Closer: 6.7/10
Grace: 8.6/10
Pillow: 7.4/10
Meant To Be: 2/10
Meant to Be is actually one of the worst pop hits that i've heard in recent times wtf
Ferrari 60 esses vocais no refrão estão muito forçados!
I'm a Mess 70 pra que tanto autotune , pai! Apesar, é divertida!
2 Souls on Fire (feat. Quavo) 20 cadê a coesão?Parece que ela usou gás hélio tbm!
Shining Star 60 temos mais um filler aqui?
Knees 80 agora sim, uma balada ... read more
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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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Added on: April 11, 2018