I'm Your Empress Of

Empress Of - I'm Your Empress Of
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #112 / 857
User Score
Based on 526 ratings
2020 Ratings: #408
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

I’m Your Empress Of is a bold statement of her individuality, nodding to her Honduran heritage but also her clear love of electronic music and Chicago house.

100
NME

Lorely Rodriguez conjures up half an hour of breathtaking avant-pop on her powerful third album.

82
Paste

The Honduran-American artist proves that raw personal narratives and dance pop can happily coexist, picking up the mantle from forerunners like Robyn.

80
Gigwise

I’m Your Empress Of pieces together a concoction of 12 swirling tunes, the world might be coming to an end, but Empress Of is out to save the pop universe.

80
Exclaim!

I'm Your Empress Of finds a perfect balance between funky percussion, understated synths, and twisting, fractured melodies delivered with remarkable emotional directness.

80
The Line of Best Fit

From the sharp synth stabs of “Bit Of Rain” to the distorted reflections of album closer “Awful”, all led by Rodriguez’s fantastic vocals, I’m Your Empress Of is a funky, generous and vibrant record.

80
Beats Per Minute

After the disappointing Us, it’s refreshing to see Rodriguez experiment with new styles and textures on I’m Your Empress Of.

74
Pitchfork

Lorely Rodriguez’s third album, largely written and produced alone, refocuses her voice into an emotionally and aesthetically rich album of heartbreak, family history, and pop delights.

70
AllMusic

It's Empress Of's best-sequenced work to this point, playing out like a colorful, catchy dancefloor musical about an ill-fated romance with an absent object of affection.

60
Q Magazine

Not much here is over three minutes, showing a sense of urgency that only goes to make this collection more vibrant.

marvelgaryen
85

This dancefloor ready gem is exactly what I need in this quarantine! Since I can't go out in clubs let's dance inside with these songs.

Plats
77

Alright, I remember half-assedly reviewing "Us" back when it came out a year and a half ago. I remember liking it but an 8.3... probably didn't age very well. This was back when I was more lenient on pop albums, and it also came out literally a week before Daughters' "You Won't Get What You Want" so my view on music has rapidly progressed since then.

Anyway, "I'm Your Empress Of" is also pretty good. It's pretty formulaic and there are a few tracks that meander, ... read more

musicmagpie55
78

On I'm Your Empress Of, Lorely Rodriguez continues to develop her signature style: wet beats to bitch over. I mean that with love, Empress Of is best when her bombastic synths support her vulnerable storytelling. There are some of Rodriguez's best songs; I want 'Bit of Rain' tattooed on the inside of my ears. It so wonderfully has the Empress Of stamp while sounding like the next step forward. Another goodies is 'U Give It Up,' which has the somber energy of her second album but includes a ... read more

sorrowfulsoil
82

a frenetically energetic and captivating work

Momemilio
79

El disco empieza con un intro, donde hace aparición la madre de Empress Of, hablando acerca de cómo tuvo que aprender inglés y cómo es que muchas mujeres se identifican con su hija. En sí, el primer track, deja marcado cómo será el ritmo que llevará el álbum, uno muy bailable y con gran sabor, lamentablemente al pasar a la segunda canción decae un poco y solo algunas partes son las que brillan. Lamentablemente, el ... read more

LAVS
92

I'm Your Empress Of - 9/10⭐
Bit Of Rain - 9.5/10⭐
Void - 9/10⭐
Love Is A Drug - 10/10⭐
U Give It Up - 10/10⭐
Should've - 9/10⭐
Give Me Another Chance - 9/10⭐
What's The Point - 10/10⭐
Maybe This Time - 9.5/10⭐
Not The One - 8.5/10
Hold Me Like Water - 8.5/10
Awful - 8.5/10

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Track List

1I'm Your Empress Of
1:45
90
2Bit Of Rain
3:30
87
3Void
3:09
86
4Love Is A Drug
2:40
93
5U Give It Up
3:29
88
6Should've
2:20
85
7Give Me Another Chance
2:40
96
8What's The Point
2:28
84
9Maybe This Time
2:56
79
10Not The One
3:11
77
11Hold Me Like Water
2:54
85
12Awful
2:21
85
Total Length: 33 minutes
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Added on: March 3, 2020