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Cuz I Love You

Lizzo

Cuz I Love You

Third album and major label debut from the Minneapolis alternative hip-hop artist Melissa Jefferson

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
19/04/2019
US Release date
19/04/2019
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    She’s the exciting poster child for a more empowering, inclusive and diverse pop landscape. On her self-love anthem-packed third album, Lizzo proves she's the electric, complex pop star that the world needs
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The rapper-singer throws her name into contention for the queen of contemporary pop
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  3. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Fearless and witty - an incredible album from start to finish, perfect for long days and ever longer nights
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Maybe Cuz I Love You isn't what Aretha Franklin would sound like, had she made a rap album, but Lizzo created a beautiful sonic journey through different eras of music, and for that, it deserves a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    Offering up a mix of pop, hip-hop, R&B and a sprinkling of trap and neo soul for good measure, Lizzo covers all bases and serves the perfect introduction to her world for mainstream audiences
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  6. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Charming, addictive and seemingly effortless, Cuz I Love You is Lizzo’s declaration of superstardom
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  7. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Lizzo is impossible to ignore, and with this album, she proves she’s here to stay
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  8. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    ‘Juice’ got her foot in the door of the top 40, and this ridiculously catchy and life-affirming record should make her the star she’s destined to be
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Expertly sequenced in a concise, 33-minute package, Cuz I Love You moves from strength to strength
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  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer’s breakthrough debut is full twerk-core jams, juicy old-school soul weepers, flute hero flexing and self-love anthems
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    This is a polished, playful album, though it has a DIY edge to it
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    Her star has finally been allowed to shine as bright as it should
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    While misery is the hottest trend in pop right now, Lizzo puts happiness at the forefront and, girl, does it feel good
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  14. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s a phrase or hook on every single track that hits the spot
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  15. 8.0 |   All Music

    Cuz I Love You is a triumphant showcase for every part of Lizzo's talent, physicality, and sexuality
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  16. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Is it any wonder that Lizzo’s star is on the rise right now?
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  17. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Lizzo’s best asset is her personality, and she’s at her best when she lets it shine bright—no major-label gloss required
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  18. 7.0 |   Crack

    For an artist that has been bubbling under the radar for years, Lizzo chose the right moment to shoot her shot – and it looks like Cuz I Love You will be the vehicle to catapult her to superstardom
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  19. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The shiny soul-pop of Lizzo’s major label debut is something of a thesis on internalized and externalized confidence—so much so that the music can feel like a means to a greater end
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  20. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s hard not to hope it’s a success – the world could do with more pop stars like Lizzo – and hard not to hope that next time, she occasionally changes gear
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  21. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Lizzo's mainstream debut comes on strong, but its self-absorption can feel like an endgame
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