THINK LATER

Tate McRae - THINK LATER
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2023 Ratings: #687 / 757
User Score
Based on 984 ratings
2023 Rank: #1043
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Think Later feels like her grand premiere statement, the marquee breakthrough meant to plant McRae's flag on Planet Pop.

80
NME
On her self-assured second LP, the 20-year-old vocalist and dancer sets the stage for an ascendant musical career.
80
The Telegraph
The talented 20-year-old has swerved away from the teen goth misery of her last album to embrace powerful, biting, of-the-moment pop.
80
The Observer

At 14 songs, there are misfires that could have been pruned ... but overall, Think Later feels like McRae’s ticket to the big leagues.

70
DIY
Tate risks a familiarity that masks how interesting she can be left to her own devices - that said, it’s faultless in its mimicry.
70
Clash
A succinct 14-track demonstration of her palpable skills, ‘THINK LATER’ presents Tate McRae in full 360.
60
The Line of Best Fit

THINK LATER marks Tate McRae’s fun pop girl entrance.

60
The Irish Times

The album has plenty of earworms – and, crucially, there isn’t one tune you wouldn’t want to hear again.

59
Pitchfork
The Calgary dancer and singer’s second album strikes a tough pose but offers mostly forgettable trap-pop ballads.
40
The Guardian
Pop’s newest superstar blandly ticks the boxes.
KaitoNkmra
56

The Absolute Bare Minimum: The Album

Canadian pop star Tate McRae’s second album falls squarely within the comfort zone of ordinary mainstream pop. It definitely isn’t setting itself out to reinvent the entire genre but unfortunately I found almost every aspect of this album to be quite bland and unbelievably safe.

The quality of the mainstream pop scene has noticeably declined in recent years, with many big artists tending to rely on formulaic structures, predictable creative ... read more

Missing_Lyriks
45

“we’re here guys. my sophomore album. this album means sooo much to me and i can’t believe it’s so close to coming out. writing this whole thing was one of the most stressful, exciting, nerve racking, and fun things i’ve ever gone through. 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙞 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 ... read more

UltimateLifeFrm
50

I've always considered Tate McRae to be an artist with so much potential ever since her breakthrough in 2020 with "you broke me first". Granted that song reminds me too much of Billie Eilish's earlier works to a degree, but she had the appeal that would make her popular within the teenage community, musically.

After her debut album last year, I saw more instances of promise (even if my rating for it wasn't too high), but her vocals still needed some work since there's some occasions ... read more

ANTIDOLLX
40

“THINK LATER” earns a complimentary- wait…have i been here before?

i truly miss when the mainstream had plenty of acts, rather good or bad, left me with much more to say than being appealing background music for a trip to the mall.

BEST: “exes”
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WORST: “guilty conscience”

80

i hate that i like this

LincolnReviews
66

It's alright.

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Track List

1cut my hair
2:55
65
2greedy
2:09
78
3run for the hills
2:23
69
4hurt my feelings
2:02
66
5grave
3:13
63
6stay done
2:51
58
7exes
2:39
67
8we're not alike
3:00
65
9calgary
2:20
59
10messier
3:57
58
11think later
2:13
65
12guilty conscience
2:32
62
13want that too
3:10
58
14plastic palm trees
2:52
60
Total Length: 38 minutes

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Added on: November 6, 2023