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Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

Second album from the Canadian Grammy-winning R&B/Pop singer working with producers Pop and Oak

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Virgin / Def Jam
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  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A well-crafted, endearing follow-up for Cara that truly impresses.
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    On her second LP, the 22-year-old singer emerges as a bold new voice in young-adult angst
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Perhaps Cara’s greatest strength lies in her perceptive use of words and images that move smoothly from the personal to the universal
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Pop's gawky, thoughtful sort-of outsider returns with a winningly authentic second album
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    At only 22-years-old, Cara doesn't feel gimicky, nor like an over-produced product of a record label. She's raw and pure, an obvious example of an artist who will only continue to build momentum
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  6. 8.0 |   NOW

    Her voice, while gorgeous, is not big in range – its beauty lies in its candidness and presence. She sings like she’s personally sharing intimate tales with each listener
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Alessia Cara’s latest embraces both sorrow and self-awareness
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  8. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The pop singer hits a soft reset on her second album, which isn’t a revelation, but it has the tinge of a project made with love and devotion
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  9. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Canadian artist undergoes a major growth spurt as both a singer and songwriter
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    When she strips out the metaphors and sings plainly, she becomes much more affecting:
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  11. 4.0 |   Q

    Overall it's too stodgy to soar. Print edition only

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