E•MO•TION: Side B

Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION: Side B
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 362 ratings
2016 Ratings: #44
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.

mathcoimbra
72
"CRY" is THAT bitch.

✩Best Songs: “Cry” and “Higher
✩Worst Songs: “Store” and “Body Language”
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.
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
76
The first 5 tracks of “Side B” serve as fantastic, single-worthy tracks that could be on an EP of their own. However, the last three tracks felt subpar compared to what Jepsen has shown she’s capable of. Very poppy project overall, some more catchy grooves from the queen of catchy herself. Favorite track: Fever/ Score: 7.6/10
JotaBrasil
71
Poucos artistas podem dizer que as músicas descartadas para o seu álbum são tão boas como aquelas inclusas. Esse é o caso da Carly Rae Jepsen que lançou o EP E•MO•TION: Side B com apenas músicas não adicionadas no seu surpreendente E•MO•TION.

Com oitos músicas, o EP retoma exatamente a mesma sonoridade ouvida no álbum: pop/eletropop com fortíssima inspiração/base da sonoridade dos ... read more
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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