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80
Dork
A short debut lasting only 22 minutes but packed with dynamism and light and shade, it leaves you tantalisingly wanting more from an artist on the precipice of pop glory.
60
The Observer
The former Disney star’s debut packs a lot of drama into its eight seductive songs, with nods to Billie Eilish and K-pop.
40
The Guardian

The gen Z contender’s debut album attempts a kind of manufactured deviance but is hampered by blunt and anonymous songwriting.

Davibitt1234
55

Ao ouvir ‘Alchemical Vol 1’ fica claro a intenção de Dove de conquistar um espaço no cenário do alt-pop dark ao lado de nomes como Melanie Martinez e Billie Eilish, porém, mesmo que a obra tenha destaques, o primeiro disco da estrela da Disney mostra ela tentando se aventurar no pop alternativo apresentando nada que a destaque no subgênero, muitas vezes soando como uma cópia de outras artistas da vertente.

Nem tudo aqui é ... read more

NikoMandalas
35

If you imagine the first song is actually the song to a really cool Geometry Dash level, it kind of works.

WOw this is bAd!!

White Glove was almost a fine song until those awful vocal inflections, like, if that is her head voice she needs to never use it ever again, lol.

I always root for Disney-stars turned pop-stars because look how Olivia Rodrigo and Ariana Grande turned out, absolute icons, but then I remember, they can actually write and sing and most people, Dove Cameron included, ... read more

arnoldotoho
65

What in the Billie Eilish...

"Alchemical: Volume 1" is strange. It plays more like a mixtape or compilation than a cohesive (half) album. The sequencing of the tracklist might be to blame, as certain groups of tracks which could be seamlessly transitioned into each other for the benefit of the project's flow aren't. It also appears that some of these songs prioritise the goth-pop production over substance and memorability.

The ideas presented here mostly feel underdeveloped, while ... read more

ErikChristopher
55

Uma atmosfera interessante, algumas aqui são muitas boas mas outras não fazem meu estilo. Acho que ela perdeu o time desse álbum pois ele só está ganhando força comigo agora, e lançar em dezembro não sei se foi a melhor escolha. Tem uma estética muito linda, os clipes bem produzidos. Ainda não gosto de boyfriend, não sei, algo não bate, mas estou me acostumando mais.
White glove poderia muito ser um descarte, ... read more

70

meh.. Sand is great though.

wojtekk
59

it's alright but definetly not enough! Dove made everyone wait for it which increased one's expectetions. Personally I would definetly prefer getting one full album as her debut than two volumes but that might be just me for whom 22 minutes is not enough. Songs like boyfriend, sand and breakfast are very good and deserve the praise, the rest is pretty forgetable and feel a bit rushed. Hope we'll get more with the volume 2!

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Track List

1Lethal Woman
2:06
65
2Still
3:09
65
3Breakfast
2:28
58
4Sand
3:39
74
5White Glove
2:30
44
6God's Game
2:44
68
7Boyfriend
2:33
67
8FRAGILE THINGS
3:33
61
Total Length: 22 minutes
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Added on: September 13, 2023