ROSALÍA - MOTOMAMI
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2022 Ratings: #11 / 751
Year End Rank: #43
User Score
2022 Ratings: #20
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Telegraph
The spanish singer's dark electronica makes her a star in any language.
100
The Independent

On her third album, the wonderfully bold Motomami, the Spanish artist proves she has lost none of her innovative brilliance.

100
NME
40 minutes of the most thrilling, forward-thinking and discombobulating music we’re likely to hear all year.
90
PopMatters

Just as altermodern culture materializes “trajectories rather than destinations”, Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI concerns the freedom to create and explore pathways.

90
AllMusic

Motomami is at once jarring, jagged, dissonant, experimental, yet sweet, tender, nurturing, and celebratory; it embodies these contradictions without trying to create a harmonious whole.

90
Spectrum Culture

Though Motomami marks a striking departure and forward-leap for the Spanish singer-songwriter, it’s by no means difficult; it adds up to a thrilling feat delivered with the casual swagger of a natural superstar.

90
Clash
Landing just in time for the Spring sunshine, ‘MOTOMAMI’ blows away the lingering strictures of lockdown, and finds a true modern icon bathing in personal freedoms.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Motomami is the sound of an incredible voice indulging in her pop fantasy and excelling at it, but she makes sure to remind us as often as she can that really, she can do it all.

84
Beats Per Minute
Tackling the challenge head-on, she boldly experiments with rhythms, lyrics, concepts, and sonorities, communicating a need to grow and evolve that demands a considerable level of respect without ever coming across as too elitist or hermetic.
84
Pitchfork
The Spanish superstar’s third album is a showcase for Rosalía’s exceptional range. It aspires to stretch itself out across genres and play with form, and attains exactly what it sets out to achieve.
80
Rolling Stone

The Spanish pop rule breaker follows her own instincts and impulses wherever they lead here and comes up with a brilliant album.

80
The Observer

The Spanish singer’s third album delivers gem after gem, as flamenco rhythms rub shoulders with sassy party flexes.

80
The Young Folks
It’s difficult to find an artist so intertwined with the mainstream that takes as many creative risks as Rosalía. It’s even rarer to find one who does so unpretentiously and with a sense of humor. But this is what makes Rosalía special as a boundary-pusher.
80
Slant Magazine

Rosalía’s Motomami is a collection of deeply personal songs in which the singer wrestles with questions of fame and heartbreak.

80
God Is in the TV
Motomani is that all too rare beast a refreshing multicoloured blurring of cultures and sounds, infused with buoyant tunes reflecting joy and pain, mixing Latin and Western sounds with such invention, it’s one of the most refreshing pop releases of the year so far.
80
Evening Standard
The triple-platinum Spanish star takes us on a restless journey full of unexpected twists.
70
The Needle Drop

Motomami's fragmentary nature occasionally works against it.

BradTasteMusic
90

ROSALÍA near flawlessly executed a personal concept album about fame, and the way it has affected her, but it’s much more than just that. She also managed to fill it with incredible bangers, and a diverse sound palette that showed a wide arrangement of skill in every department.

Holy shit man, if you didn't follow along with the lyrics while you listened, you are missing out. This shit is straight poetry

Vid in the works

Doublez
78

Like the theme of the album, based on duality, MOTOMAMI is divided between an over-ambitious concept and on the contrary the fact that Rosalia offers a unique and tasty project despite its flaws

I don't look too long to say that Rosalia and Arca are the most brilliant and creatively prolific "Spanish / Latin" artists for more than 5 years now in my opinion (see comment section). Their music crosses language barriers, their musical genre to graft as the vanguard of Pop. Today the soon ... read more

stolenpositions
90

𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐌𝐈: 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚'𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬

When ROSALÍA dropped her sophomore album EL MAL QUERER back in 2018, she changed the history and legacy of flamenco forever. The album, winner of a Latin Grammy, mixed classic rhythms from her roots with forward-thinking pop production to create something that was never heard before, pushing a sound that was mainly known in Spain to global status. Now, almost four ... read more

85

Going into this project I had never listened too a full album in Spanish but I came out of it surprised and impressed. Rosalia delivers on almost every aspect of this project and brings catchiness and everything I could want from this album.

95

digo e repito: AOTY DE 2022.

PaxMallard
69

this album was released right before everything bad in my life happened and i refuse to believe it's a coincidence. you should listen to it sometime.

also, hentai and chicken teriyaki's lyrics are some of the worst i've heard in my life and i can't believe people are forgetting it

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Track List

1SAOKO
2:17
89
2CANDY
3:13
85
3LA FAMA
3:08
81
4BULERÍAS
2:35
80
5CHICKEN TERIYAKI
2:02
73
6HENTAI
2:42
85
7BIZCOCHITO
1:49
81
8G3 N15
4:12
83
9MOTOMAMI
1:01
80
10DIABLO
2:45
83
11DELIRIO DE GRANDEZA
2:35
82
12CUUUUuuuuuute
2:30
85
13COMO UN G
4:22
85
14Abcdefg
1:05
67
15LA COMBI VERSACE
2:40
feat. Tokischa
84
16SAKURA
3:21
84
Total Length: 42 minutes

Year End Lists

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Added on: November 2, 2021