~how i'm feeling~

Lauv - ~how i'm feeling~
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #629 / 847
User Score
Based on 355 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1008
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
DIY

With some to dance to and some to cry to, if you’re looking for your new favourite pop album, Lauv’s got you sorted.

90
Exclaim!

His music has a brilliant simplicity to it; under all of the processed layers, each song sounds almost naked compared to most contemporary pop production.

90
Albumism

He never fails to bring emotion and has a heartfelt openness with his artistry that is fresh and needed more than ever. How I’m Feeling is all those things and so, so much more.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Although it is collab heavy – Lauv is nothing if not a 21st century artist, through and through – many of the more thoughtful and interesting songs from a lyrical perspective are his solo songs.

60
NME

This is a powerful, beautiful debut, but – despite its big name collabs – Lauv's 21-track album is way too long.

60
The Guardian

Its lightly worn melodies and generically hip sonics seem machine-tooled to creep into its target audience’s subconscious, where its tales of youthful disaffection can be readily absorbed into their own tumultuous inner worlds.

51
Pitchfork

Pop singer Ari Leff advocates powerfully for being forthright about your feelings, but his album’s whopping 21-song tracklist is underwhelming and repetitive.

fkasean
31

idk man i think releasing 21 mindless pop songs with the hopes at least one will be a tiktok hit is a pretty solid strategy actually

zachthesnack
51

Pop singer Lauv’s latest studio effort can only be described as a major step backwards.

Most of the characteristics that made his debut so wholesome and lovable have been replaced with your run-of-the-mill pop tropes that you’ve already seen 100 times over.

The catchiness of these songs is the only things that holds this record up at all, because there are a handful of tracks on this thing that are extremely fun sung alongside. As far as the musical merit of it all though, I am ... read more

Doublez
46

I had already noticed before the release of How I'm Feeling, that he had logically taken the wrong direction in my opinion by leaving to become a radio superstar, whereas he seemed to have the potential to pretend to be better I think. And I hadn't been wrong. After an interesting debut, Lauv had already started teasing a large part of his new album since last year, but we realize that the handful of unreleased songs aren't worth listening to.

Maybe I'm being harsh, but I find that since 2019 ... read more

kenny0009
68

this album has such perfect songs, but then half of it is filler.

asianboyian
95

I have a special soft spot for this album, a lot of amazing memories driving around with friends and alone while in a Lauv phase before the pandemic hit. I also traveled states with this project, and even got to a point of recording covers of songs that hit me. If people are able to look past the fact this is a pop album, there are some pretty cool conceptual and topical songs that are likely to get overlooked.

raebutwarioware
70

it's quite all over the place but god.................when it's good...........................damn.

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Track List

  1. Drugs & The Internet
  2. fuck, i'm lonely (feat. Anne-Marie)
  3. Lonely Eyes
  4. Sims
  5. Believed
  6. Billy
  7. Feelings
  8. Canada (feat. Alessia Cara)
  9. For Now
  10. Mean It
  11. Tell My Mama
  12. Sweatpants
  13. Who (feat. BTS)
  14. i'm so tired...
  15. El Tejano (feat. Sofía Reyes)
  16. Tattoos Together
  17. Changes
  18. Sad Forever
  19. Invisible Things
  20. Julia
  21. Modern Loneliness

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Added on: October 1, 2019