Kim Petras - Clarity
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #453 / 690
User Score
Based on 433 ratings
2019 Ratings: #932
Liked by 7 people
June 28, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Electropop, R&B / Genres
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The Guardian

The appeal of these songs lies in Petras’ blithe confidence, with pool-party hooks about self-love that resonate particularly with her LGBTQ fanbase.


On her hook-packed debut, a complex album that's boastful but never one-note, the German singer-songwriter already sounds like a legit pop star.


With a buoyant and self-aware use of slang that will have you opening up Urban Dictionary, paired with the one-track-per-week release schedule and the songs to back it up, Kim proves herself to be a true millennial pop princess in waiting.


Clarity is a collection of decadent, deeply silly songs, all of them delivered by the kind of person who uses even the slightest bit of emotional turmoil as an excuse to immerse herself in sex, drugs, and money.


Clarity, her debut album, falls short of capturing the breadth of Petras's rarity, excluding a few crystalline moments.

The Needle Drop

Clarity is a likable pop album that is carried by Kim Petras' singing chops, though I'm hoping to hear her develop a bolder and more distinct sound going forward.

I've heard her on some projects I like, so to celebrate the release of her new album, I decided to check out her... less new album. This is a HUGE step back from what I enjoyed. She has plenty of potential shown here and the tunes themselves are pretty catchy. But the songwriting is just godawful and the production is surface-level radio fodder.

Fav Tracks: Icy, Blow It All, Do Me, Sweet Spot, Clarity

Least Fav Tracks: Meet the Parents, Broken, Shinin'

I mean, nothing stands out. like...nothing but i still thought it was enjoyable enough and her voice is just too cute okay. I will say coming from the Poppy project to this did not do it any favors
This didn’t impressed me and I really think she’s a popstar in potential. This songs are so bland and generic, the lyrics are all on the same fucking empty themes (ugh I want you tonight, ugh you broke me, ugh I’m amazing) the production overall are dated (dr luke, this is saying everything). I hope she stop act like charli XCX singing Meghan trainor's songs

Best: Personal Hell, Do Me
Worst: Blow it All, All I Do Is Cry, Shinin
Clarity isn’t innovative neither groundbreaking but it’s utterly enjoyable and incredibly fun... and tbh, that’s all I would wish for in a pop album.

Did I care for the lyricism or how some tracks sounded generic? kinda... and although that could be a potential problem, this project doesn’t want to be more than just mood booster songs. The cliché lyrics about heartbreaks, money and sex it’s just a consequence of it.

Nowadays, pop music it’s filled ... read more
Kim Petras has shown herself to hold immense potential as a popstar, with the proof being found in her many singles and the EP she dropped at Halloween last year. But this album? Unfortunately it ends up being a very generic, very bland-tasting set of songs that do not further Petras as an artist on my radar. Nothing is standout bad sure, but the songwriting is awful, the production has been done exactly the same for countless other pop singers (not to mention it sounded pretty dated), and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Clarity
  2. Icy
  3. Got My Number
  4. Sweet Spot
  5. Personal Hell
  6. Broken
  7. All I Do Is Cry
  8. Do Me
  9. Meet the Parents
  10. Another One
  11. Blow It All
  12. Shinin'
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Added on: June 13, 2019