EL MAL QUERER

ROSALÍA - EL MAL QUERER
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #27 / 794
Year End Rank: #25
User Score
2018 Ratings: #12
Liked by 41 people
November 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

It’s not terribly straightforward and it’s a very long way indeed from Despacito. Or anything else in the charts. But that’s its appeal. Whether it heralds the arrival of a new pop phenomenon or not, El Mal Querer is the calling card of a unique new talent.

90
AllMusic

There is as much subtlety in both the compositions and production as there is drama, all of it imbued with restless soul via Rosalía's singular voice that marries the folk lineage of flamenco to 21st century styles and sounds, making El Mal Querer not only a provocative and original offering, but a magnificent one as well.

88
Pitchfork
It is one of the most exciting and passionately composed albums to appear not only in the global bass tradition but in the pop and experimental spheres this year.
80
Rolling Stone

Rosalía’s new album, El Mal Querer, is less rigorous than its predecessor, though even easier to like.

80
The Needle Drop

Rosalía makes a fantastic transition into modern pop aesthetics without sacrificing her flamenco roots.

the13thbeach
100
It's almost 2 AM in Connecticut. I'm listening to El Mal Querer for the third time, and it just confirms that this album is a 100 for me. I don't give perfect scores out on a regular basis, and I especially don't usually give out perfect scores so soon, but it feels right with this album. When I listen to El Mal Querer, I think of my experience studying abroad in Spain back in 2015. I wonder about what my Spanish ancestors were doing before they left Spain to go to what is now Colombia and ... read more
Pamford45
90
I'm hispanic and being able to fully understand what she says is a blessing.

I don't even like flamenco but this seems like the reasonable evolution of it. She took the outdated sound of the genre and implemented elements of modern music like trap. Then, inside this foundation, she worked on an amazing concept album very reminiscent of the themes of the genres she's working on. It feels polished, refreshing and most importantly, it sounds fucking good.

Major props to her. She made me love a ... read more
WhatTheFunk
86
Bueno, hablemos de Rosalía

When at the age of 24 you released an album that shook up the foundations of an extremely old genre, what are you doing the following year to celebrate your 25th birthday? Well, you start again, more head-on, with a fiery look and a little teasing smile.

Rosalía had already amazed everyone in 2017 with "Los ángeles", an intimate, sensual flamenco album, between pride and recollection, between homage to the elders and a strong intention ... read more
vas_y_vienes
84
A very good album but not the best modern flamenco one of this year, that spot is to Niño del Elche (more experimental than pop).

Btw, shout out to my boy El Guincho here.

EDIT: cmon guys, Flamenco =/= latin pop. The only thing both genres share is the language.
playboiflacko00
80
Rosalía is going to be one of the biggest stars of the 2020s mark my words

Best Tracks:
Malamente (favorite)
Que No Salga La Luna
Nana
Di Mi Nombre
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Track List

  1. MALAMENTE
  2. QUE NO SALGA LA LUNA
  3. PIENSO EN TU MIRÁ
  4. DE AQUÍ NO SALES
  5. RENIEGO
  6. PRESO
  7. BAGDAD
  8. DI MI NOMBRE
  9. NANA
  10. MALDICIÓN
  11. A NINGÚN HOMBRE
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Added on: September 13, 2018