Tell Me You Love Me

Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #677 / 898
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Based on 493 ratings
2017 Ratings: #406
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Entertainment Weekly

Tell Me wants to be something you play during a Netflix and chill session, but Lovato’s vocals often border on overbearing. 

Spectrum Culture

Rather than chase chart trends, she’s made an album that plays to her assets: Her tough-as-nails voice, as brassy and bold as any of the best disco divas’, and her ability to sell a song. It’s one of the year’s best pop releases, and if it’s by design, that hardly takes away from its strengths.

On her sixth album, Demi Lovato finds a consistently compelling space: flinty, flirty R&B that’s just as thrilling hushed as it is at full blast.

She's usually done this with a pop bent, but with its cool surface, sharply constructed songs, and Lovato's controlled performances -- all elements that more than make up for her lyrical stumbles -- Tell Me You Love Me suggests soul may be her forte.

The Young Folks
Some artists can cookie cut and give the people what they would want to hear (ex: a hit-pop song that makes no sense) but nah, not Demi. She’s proven it time and time before how she’ll tell her truth in her lyrics
Slant Magazine

Lovato ... deserves credit for stretching beyond the dated power ballads and the vocal melisma she flaunted on previous efforts.

Rolling Stone
The LP gets bogged down in chilled-out trap pop (see the Lil Wayne-​assisted "Lonely"). But slow jams like "Concentrate" perfectly balance the downtempo and the energetic.
Tell Me You Love Me is the most cohesive album of Demi's career so far despite not having the high points of Confident like "Stone Cold" and "Father" that make it to my personal taste her best album. But Tell Me You Love Me is not far from Confident, the project is an eclectic mix of R&B, Soul and Dream Pop that match very well with Demi's voice and show a more versatile side of the singer as well as in terms of instrumentation and production. Looking forward to see what ... read more
This is really a showcase for how much of a powerhouse vocally Demi is. I think that it is really fascinating that Demi is not in the conversation more when it come to A list singers.
The production on this album is not stellar but i mean it’s listenable and catchy. I think it’s the confidence she exudes on this that makes it worth a listen.
Sorry not sorry is SUCH a banger.
Tracks ranked:
1. Sorry Not Sorry
2.Ruin the Friendshy
3. Daddy issues
4. Games
5. Only Forever
6. Tell me ... read more
I expected way less this is such a great follow up and this rnb inspired sound suits her so well this album is way more mature than anything she’s done before
Lovato gave her whole heart to this, the way she works with the different instrumentals and her vocals and picking up a bit of styles and leaving totally cohesive and not running away from her root is an evolution in so much, a difficult role and she got it easy. It's simply beautiful, sound and productive and even unexpected. Overall, the production and vocals of this album work perfectly and I'm intrigued to see what Demi Lovato will deliver on future projects, that's impressive.
it's her most sonically cohesive body of work till date
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Added on: August 23, 2017