Camila Cabello - Camila
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2018 Ratings: #155 / 220
User Score
Based on 284 ratings
2018 Ratings: #175
January 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
R&B, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

If the Harmony era ended with a bang, Camila lands with something much more like a whisper. Not because it’s not hyped ... but because it feels like a much smaller, more intimate album than you might expect from last year’s high-gloss collaborations.

80
NME

A strong and surprisingly confident first impression.

80
The Guardian

Camila is one of those moments where the committee approach strikes gold: smart enough to avoid smoothing out the quirks and slavishly chasing trends, it’s a product of the pop factory that doesn’t sound run-of-the-mill.

80
The Independent

With Camila, the former Fifth Harmony singer pays homage to the culture and the core of who Cabello is. And for the first time, we can see her clearly.

70
AllMusic
Admittedly, the album leans a little too heavily on ballads and midtempo acoustic guitar numbers that work against the vibrancy and momentum of the Latin tracks. Still, cuts like the R&B-tinged anthem "All These Years" and the yearning, singer/songwriter-esque "Consequences" are emotionally resonant, lyrical songs that stick with you.
70
Rolling Stone
Cabello's long-awaited solo debut is a personal statement, low-key and mellow even when it's infused with the rhythms of her Cuban-Mexican heritage.
68
Pitchfork
None of these songs are abject failures; a half-decade in a group like Fifth Harmony is an extended pop boot camp, one that can’t help but equip you with basic proficiency. If they’re frustrating, it’s because they’re juxtaposed with tantalizing glimpses of a next-generation star, the kind of artist with the presence and charm to carry pop forward into a new decade.
60
The Telegraph

The credits reveal the usual backroom teams behind so much of today’s interchangeable pop (with as many as nine writers to each track). What’s surprising, given all these studio cooks, is that there is still some flavour in the broth.

60
The Observer
It’s hard to carve out any unique space in the crowded female vocal market, but as the album goes on Cabello sounds less like Ariana Grande, more like Kehlani and, ultimately, herself.
60
The 405

Camila is by no means a bad first outing but one that is ultimately unmemorable. That said, it's the rare pop star that arrives confident enough to offer an entirely cohesive vision on their first go.

55
Spectrum Culture

Camila Cabello’s solo debut Camila is the rare album where we get to see a pop star grow in real time—but it’s easy to wish more of that growth had happened before she actually dropped the album.

Jan 11, 2018
ultimatemusic
66
OK. A lot of people may disagree with me, but this album is underwhelming. I had so much hope. I was expecting hit after hit after hit, and I got not that. I can see why Havana was the lead single off this album because it seems to be 1 of maybe 3 or 4 that had the potential to do so. I was getting bored after the first half of the album because it seemed to be going in one direction. Now, in terms of being if Fifth Harmony, I do still believe that Camila is too good to be in the group because ... read more
Jan 12, 2018
frienderman
65
It’s a solid debut; flawed, yes, as most of its songs feel underwritten and don’t contribute to a decent flow of the album, but it offers enough of an introspective look into a young pop artist that it shows great promise in her career.
Jan 11, 2018*
fabrizia
30
Camila trouxe seu primeiro álbum solo desde o disband com seu antigo grupo, a mesma deixou vários com altas expectativas após seu um de seus primeiros lançamentos solos 'I Have Questions' entretanto ao ouvir o álbum é óbvio que são simplesmente canções recicladas de outros artistas como Sober (Touch It) e Same Old Love (Havana)
Jan 12, 2018*
Edward0z
60
This album is very underwhelming. I've listened to it four times and that conclusion has stayed. There are good things and bad things about 'Camila', but it is just not memorable overall. That being said, it's not the worst album. It's just okay. However, the fact that I wouldn't listen to most of these songs after the four listens is of some importance. I feel as if this album would've done much better if it took after the production value of 'Never Be the Same'. It is self-titled as well, so ... read more
Jan 12, 2018*
EMR
37
Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello hits the spotlights with a full-fledged solo career baking fast in the oven. Dubious reactions were hardly lacking in the process, but the young singer rose fast in a relentless marketplace, smartly summing up precious collaborations along the way (Shawn Mendes, Sia, Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Quavo, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, among countless others). If debut single "Crying in the Club" didn't hit the wall with enough fierceness, the ... read more
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Track List
  1. Never Be the Same
  2. All These Years
  3. She Loves Control
  4. Havana (feat. Young Thug)
  5. Inside Out
  6. Consequences
  7. Real Friends
  8. Something's Gotta Give
  9. In The Dark
  10. Into It
  11. Never Be the Same


Added on: December 5, 2017