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Selena Gomez


Third solo album from the US popstar, featuring guest appearances by 6lack and Kid Cudi

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  1. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    An act of divine ruthlessness, full of dance-y, mid-tempo clarity
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Rare is surprisingly honest lyrically and Gomez sounds more open and invested in the songs than ever before
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A career defining release, and from a pop star who is firmly back on top of her game
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  4. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Rare is most effective when it glistens
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  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    A smooth and confident pop record that delves deep—but not that deep—into heartbreak, resilience, and self-love
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  6. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The former Disney star doubles down on the themes and sounds she knows best
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  7. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Despite glimmers of authenticity throughout the album, it’s hard to discern who Gomez is, musically or otherwise
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  8. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Moments of ecstasy and pathos never quite live up to the singer’s gold standards
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  9. 6.0 |   NME

    ‘Rare’ is that most powerful and liberating of things – the sound of a woman becoming comfortable both on her own and in her own company
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