Wake Up!

Pope Francis - Wake Up!
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #863 / 866
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
2015 Ratings: #688
Liked by 1 person
November 27, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
Rolling Stone
Pope Francis' message of peace and economic justice has been an inspiration to millions of people all over the world. How's his music? Um ... infallible!
60
AllMusic
Whether listeners are religious or not, these are messages that are universally comforting in dark times.
60
The Telegraph
It’s moderately uplifting, all pretty easy going and easy listening.
50
Consequence of Sound

Even at its strongest moments, Wake Up! won’t spark any kind of religious revolution. But it will earn the Church some cool points and help Francis promote his image as a man of the people, which is no small thing to an organization with sharply declining membership.

50
Pitchfork

There is something beautiful about this album; it exists. Pope Francis, already a more human papal figure than any in recent history, is humanized even further by this album's total musical awkwardness, its bewildering genre, its pluralistic good heart.

45
Under The Radar
Although it is difficult to imagine any scenario in which listening to this is entirely appropriate, the album was clearly intended as an inspirational totem. Its total strangeness only complicates that effort.
40
The Arts Desk
A bizarrely interesting record for bizarrely interesting times.
30
Crack Magazine
Cum tandem pervenit – non tam a prog rock album Sicut erat conamina mixturam Frankie scriptor contionibus et nonnulla lyrics set ad mundi musica numerosque pingere-by-numeri post rock et power ballads lapsae.
10
Clash
He should have gone full-2015 and got a guest vocalist in to spit sixteen bars. But in the end all we have is a tired, watered-down anachronism. A bit like the Pope himself, sad to say.
exception
8
kanye could get God to drop a verse on yeezus and the fucking pope cant get him to on wake up? weak
Inglume
69
I am a god, hurry up with my damn massage!
Toasterqueen12
53
This is just really average. Not good, not bad. It's like going to the vatican and the whole time while the pope is talking, the person next to you is jamming out on a keytar.
Viictor97
10
Only Jeff Mangum can sing me about Jesus Christ.
Obese_Beast
69
rappin 4 jesus did it better roflmao
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Added on: October 2, 2015