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E•MO•TION: Side B

Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION: Side B
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 470 ratings
2016 Ratings: #37
August 26, 2016 / Release Date
EP / Format
School Boy, Interscope / Label
Dance Pop, Synthpop, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

It’s a succinct package, brimming with more infectious tales about broken hearts, getting friend zoned, and male crushes who are always out of reach.

80
Sputnikmusic

Side B is a sumptuous collection of upbeat bangers and moodier fare, everything tinted with just the right amount of nostalgic positivity

80
Exclaim!

It's shimmering, lush pop tailor-made for these final nights of summer.

80
The Needle Drop

Canadian pop songstress Carly Rae Jepsen comes through with a surprisingly pleasing EP of leftovers from her latest album, Emotion.

71
Pitchfork

Side B is less a collection of b-sides than it is a continuation of last year's full-length smash, heart-swelling and heart-draining pop that exists in worlds just before or after love. 

55
The 405

The hits that sound so easy are anything but, and with Emotion Side B, Jepsen has the evidence to prove it.

FearFlour
90
Why the fuck are these B-Sides almost all of them are better than the tracks on the original. This is true top tier synth-pop.
Kanye
87
How is she so good
JulianGomez974
78
I don't how she manages to give such infectious 80's dance pop jams. I swear that if this had been released in that era it'd made her the queen of pop. The best of all it's that she gives lots of good vibes without getting painfully commercial, just fun and bubbly lyrics. For being an EP of leftovers of EMOTION, this could actually be her third album and I wouldn't be mad at all. I hope she continues to grow musically and keeps surprising with great tunes.

Fav tracks: Higher, The One, Fever, ... read more
thegeecyproject
82
Side B is a short and sweet EP, which makes a great companion piece to already-fantastic Emotion. Some of the hooks aren’t as immediately catchy (except for “Store”, which *really* makes sure that you remember its hook), but if these are considered the outtakes, then I imagine Carly had a hard time narrowing things down. How did “Higher” not make the actual album? It’s amazing!

Highlights: First Time, Higher, Body Language, Roses
mathcoimbra
72
"CRY" is THAT bitch.

✩Best Songs: “Cry” and “Higher
✩Worst Songs: “Store” and “Body Language”
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Track List

  1. First Time
  2. Higher
  3. The One
  4. Fever
  5. Body Language
  6. Cry
  7. Store
  8. Roses
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Added on: August 26, 2016