E•MO•TION
Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2015 Ratings: #230 / 742
Year End Rank: #11
User Score
Based on 445 ratings
2015 Ratings: #23
August 21, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Schoolboy, Interscope / Label
Dance Pop, Synthpop, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

E•MO•TION is the sound of a girl who’s had her career-defining smash; now she just wants to have fun.

91
Pretty Much Amazing

It’s also the best gift you never asked for, or even knew you wanted in the first place. I could say the same about CRJ herself, a minor pop star who’s emerged as the genre’s newest MVP.

90
Drowned in Sound

It's so proud to be pop and hopefully this'll make others realise it's never a guilty pleasure to enjoy songs that make you happy; songs that make you wanna dance your ass off.

83
Consequence of Sound

Emotion rolls out banger after banger, all while sustaining a remarkable level of complexity and compassion for everyone in Jepsen’s solar system.

83
A.V. Club

If there’s any justice, Emotion will propel her to superstardom—but even if it doesn’t, she can at least rest easy knowing she made one of 2015’s most interesting, effervescent records.

80
Exclaim!

These are perfect pop songs; a few more rare glimpses of their rougher edges would make them all the more spectacular.

80
AllMusic

An even more consistent album than Kiss, E-MO-TION further defines Jepsen as an equally stylish and earnest pop artist.

80
Slant Magazine

Emotion is further proof that Jepsen is capable of translating broadly understood emotions and experiences into unshakable earworms.

80
musicOMH

Emotion succeeds on its own terms, arguably remaining truer to the spirit of the era, not to mention Jepsen’s stated aim of taking the time to craft an album rather than rushing to cash in on a YouTube sensation.

80
Sputnikmusic

E MO TION isn’t a stablemate of innovation, nor does it have an elaborate, all-encompassing concept; its allure stems from its consistency, with each and every track seamlessly passing the baton to the next without any significant dip in momentum.

75
The Line of Best Fit

E.MO.TION has all the tenets of a successful pop record, but feels more cultivated than previous work.

74
Pitchfork

For all its ironclad hooks and studio precision, Jepsen's third album, like her second, lacks the personality of the most memorable pop records.

70
Spin

E•MO•TION is 2015’s Pop Album for Non-Pop People ... It’s definitely a bid for the middle while Jepsen’s chartmates Beyoncé and Lady Gaga bleed the edges. 

70
Rolling Stone

Almost every track is like a bouncy castle: fun, certainly, but not made for long-term stays.

70
NME

The 29-year-old Canadian has regrouped and made a surprisingly sophisticated ’80s-influenced pop album.

70
The Needle Drop

Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album is a finely tuned piece of pop.

60
PopMatters

Make no mistake, E·MO·TION is still a very pleasing album if not just a shade overambitious, clearly trying too hard to make the same genius pop moments that Kiss churned them out with effortless flair.

60
NOW Magazine

For all its unexpected sounds and catchy choruses, Emotion falters in its lyrical blandness.

60
The Guardian

Her voice is fine, rather than outstanding. She doesn’t do anything to stamp her identity on the songs: good as they are, you’re struck by the sense you could be listening to anyone.

40
Under The Radar

At its best, pop is a short, sharp burst of pure ebullience, but here Carly Rae Jepsen and her production team try overly hard to be clever. In the end, what's left is a record that takes itself too seriously to be taken seriously by anyone else.

Nov 21, 2015
SiberianBreaks
79
Even though it doesn't break any boundaries, I must say that this is one of the most pleasant surprises this year. Carly's still singing about liking boys and such, but she approaches this with songwriting that feels more way more mature. The hooks on here are absolute ear-candy and they're complimented with this production that gives this album an 80's synthpop feel. It lacks a bit of personality, but I can't deny that this a near-perfect example of what mainstream pop should be.

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Dec 11, 2015
austincrane235
78
Carly Rae Jepsen is a great songwriter. There, I said it
Sep 1, 2015
EMR
77
Carly Rae Jepsen returns with a rather good effort this time, involving high-class collaborators such as Dev Hynes and Rostam from Vampire Weekend. In Emotion, the "Call Me Maybe" singer follows a more lucid direction, with some simple but pretty good singles and pop tunes such as Emotion, I Really Like You or Boy Problems. The balance between electronic and organic instrumentation may be highlighted as the main upgrade from her plain debut, and when Jepsen and her producers reach ... read more
Mar 4, 2017
100
Que hinário em nami de jesus carly rae jepsen para de pisar tanto não tem uma musica ruim nesse album essan vibe do album incorporando os anos 00's que conceito
Jan 23, 2017
dyelir
76
The real problem with this album is that it feels like it hones in on everything we already know about Jepsen: she enjoys the build up to the fireworks, the gray area before real love, and that she's always talking about her lover, whoever that may be. The production here is as vivid as any pop album the last ten years, but lacks a cohesive storyline outside of being boy-crazy.
Track List
  1. Run Away With Me
  2. Emotion
  3. I Really Like You
  4. Gimmie Love
  5. All That
  6. Boy Problems
  7. Making The Most of The Night
  8. Your Type
  9. Let's Get Lost
  10. LA Hallucinations
  11. Warm Blood
  12. When I Needed You


Added on: June 11, 2015