Dedicated Side B

Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated Side B
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #250 / 622
User Score
Based on 790 ratings
2020 Ratings: #57
Liked by 66 people
May 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
School Boy, Interscope / Label
Synthpop, Dance Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic
As she ever-so-casually surprise releases her very best album to date – as if they’re songs she couldn’t care less about – she proves why she’s one of the best pop artists in the whole industry.
90
Albumism

In an age where most of today’s contemporary figures are content to settle for churning out soulless bops engineered for the streaming slog, Jepsen demonstrates with Dedicated Side B that the art of genuine songcraft is very much alive and well in the pop genre.

80
NME
Consistently brilliant, ‘Side B’ might be a collection of offcuts but this is the sort of record that most acts could only dream of making.
80
Exclaim!

Although Dedicated might be a more comprehensive piece of work as a whole, Side B is so impressively strong that it could easily be a continuation of the album (its B-side, even).

80
Slant Magazine
The album demonstrates the tangled multi-dimensionality of both the singer’s own psyche and the act of sex itself.
80
AllMusic

That songs this appealing were left off of Dedicated reaffirms the creative streak Jepsen was on when she made the album, and Dedicated Side B is just as heartwarming, fun, and catchy -- in other words, more of what Carly Rae Jepsen fans have come to know and love.

70
The Needle Drop

Dedicated Side B is up to the standard of its older sister.

69
Pitchfork

With big hooks and breathless romance galore, Carly’s leftovers from last year’s Dedicated show off her range, even when the songs start to lose their spark.

67
Consequence of Sound

Dedicated Side B isn’t full of as many hidden gems as its B-side predecessor was, but it still shines nearly as brightly as Dedicated has, especially among the gloom of COVID-19-induced quarantining.

60
The Young Folks

Side B is a little flatter than the first Dedicated, but I don’t think it was a bad decision to release more of the 200+ songs she reportedly wrote for the album. If you like Carly Rae Jepsen, you’ll like it.

samfranzini7
89
CORONAVIRUS RATES JUST DROPPED TO 0% WORLDWIDE

I loved this collection of B-sides from Carly Rae Jepsen. I always anticipate her releases because I think the's the most consistently good artist I follow, and this was no exception. Even though some are very clearly Dedicated analogues "Window" to "Want You In My Room," "Solo" for "Party for One," there are some real gems here.

Favorite songs: This Love Isn't Crazy, This Is What They Say, Summer Love, ... read more
BestTeef
90
Is it even possible for her to make bad music?
marvelgaryen
100
I just don't care, call her miss overrated, I call her miss perfection.
Carly Rae Jepsen is just on ANOTHER level of music, she became almost a magician, a sorcerer of fantastic pop music.
And it KILLS me HOW FUCKING MUCH she's not getting the mainstream attention that she fucking deserves!!!!!!
It's literally a crime. Still, I guess the real artists out there are never gonna get what they should, but nonetheless I love her to death, one of my fav musicians of all time.
Doublez
77
It's both admirable and worrying that Carly Rae Jepsen was able to propose a "B-side" project better than her real version. Of course we won't complain about it, but it's still amazing to see that she still has so much to offer.

First of all, I must say that I'm not a big fan of Carly Rae Jepsen and this synthpop/dance pop girly mix, but I've followed her evolution and releases with care. At the same time it's inevitable to miss her talent. Just like Dua Lipa did this year, I find ... read more
snowman
80
Whoa this is so euphoric. It feels like fireworks and a warm blanket. I needed this.
favorites: this love isn’t crazy,window, felt this way(!!!), summer love, fake mona lisa, lets sort this whole thing out(!!!), now i don’t hate california after all
least favorite: this is what they say
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Track List

  1. This Love Isn't Crazy
  2. Window
  3. Felt This Way
  4. Stay Away
  5. This Is What They Say
  6. Heartbeat
  7. Summer Love
  8. Fake Mona Lisa
  9. Let's Sort The Whole Thing Out
  10. Comeback (feat. Bleachers)
  11. Solo
  12. Now I Don't Hate California After All
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Added on: May 7, 2020