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What's Your Pleasure?

Jessie Ware

What's Your Pleasure?

Fourth album from the English R&B pop star working with producers Benji B, James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), Midland, Joseph Mount (Metronomy), Matthew Tavares

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Virgin
UK Release date
26/06/2020
US Release date
26/06/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    One of the best albums of 2020 so far
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  2. 10.0 |   Albumism

    What’s Your Pleasure? deepens the singer-songwriter’s commitment to her craft with the album marking a striking and sultry chapter in her canon. One can be sure that there are even more good things to come from Ware in the future
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  3. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An exceptional and life-affirming album that could keep company with 21st century disco pop classics such as Discovery, Fever, Overpowered, Honey, Hercules & Love Affair and Anniemal
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  4. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The UK singer offers her own emotionally charged spin on classic club music
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  5. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Ware sounds simply like a serious star, on an album where she finally has the confidence to commit to her most theatrical tendencies and cut loose at the same time. The effect is liberating in the way disco always intended
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  6. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    British diva Jessie Ware cooks up a glittery collection of hedonistic disco tracks and delivers one of the year's best records with What's Your Pleasure
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  7. 9.0 |   Clash

    It is a beautiful, enigmatic, joyous, sultry, utterly fabulous and insanely-inventive album that delivers above and beyond its expectations, quite a feat for a record conceived by one of the best British artists around at the moment
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  8. 9.0 |   music OMH

    The result is surely one of the best pop albums of 2020, and is possibly Ware’s finest to date. A sensual delight, What’s Your Pleasure? is the ultimate in post-disco gratification
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  9. 9.0 |   All Music

    Among the fresh standouts, the bounding Morgan Geist co-production "Soul Control" and the dashing "Step Into My Life" recontextualize underground club music with as much might and finesse as anything by Róisín Murphy
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  10. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    On her disco-inspired new album, Ware sounds bolder, looser — and frankly, more fun — than she has in a near-decade
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  11. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Ware has never sounded more loose and confident — the icy diva that presided over much of Devotion is gone
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  12. 8.0 |   The Independent

    What’s Your Pleasure? reveals the magic that happens when an artist feels truly free
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  13. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    An album that, just a few months ago, might have felt like a nostalgia trip or a guilty pleasure now feels like manna for the soul
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  14. 8.0 |   NME

    The artist rediscovers her dancefloor strut on her '80s inflected fourth record
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  15. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Mastering a sound that suits her well
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Without the burden of reinvention, Ware’s fourth album of defiantly sexy, plush post-disco is a flirtatious joy
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  17. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    What’s Your Pleasure? is one of the few albums made since trad-disco’s revival to intimately know not only every nook and cranny of the genre’s blueprints but how to trace each aspect to present-day manifestations
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  18. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though the album title poses a question to the listener, it feels directed inward – as if Ware asked herself what she wanted out of her own music, and then delivered on it
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  19. 7.0 |   Crack

    Her control of different styles may be untidy at times but in the end, Ware wows you enough to render her stylistic change-up a success
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  20. 7.0 |   DIY

    Sure, it might often fade into one long mood, but it’s a mood all the same
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  21. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Sometimes there doesn’t need to be any reason for an album to exist other than to make you move. Sometimes style over substance is absolutely OK. Lose yourself in that moment and it’s magic
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  22. 6.0 |   Q

    While she could let her hair down a little more, this record finds plenty of sweet spots between melancholy and euphoria. Print edition only


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