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The Loneliest Time

Carly Rae Jepsen

The Loneliest Time

Sixth album from the Canadian dance pop artist working with series of producers including Rostam Batmanglij, Captain Cuts and Alex Hope

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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    Sitting at the core of this LP is a stunning array of selections that platform the reach of Jepsen’s lyricism
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  2. 8.3 |   Entertainment Weekly

    Retains the ardor of her pop-cognoscenti-beloved albums Dedicated and Emotion, but it flaunts a new self-reflective streak that both energizes its highlights and opens the door for Jepsen to play with — and expand — her sound
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  3. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    For all the broken romances on The Loneliest Time, it’s an uplifting experience
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Jepsen’s sixth studio album may see her signature sound infused with new influences, but it never loses its sparkle
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    The queen of writing from a place of both euphoric yearning and the ache of a broken heart, she’s never afraid to feel absolutely everything in her music
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  6. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    The run of five exhilarating pop gems that open the record are testament to her uncanny skill in creating shiny bangers that at once sound familiar and refreshing
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  7. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Jepsen's new offering heightens her pop experimentation, at the cost of cohesion
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  8. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    We can leave the pop experimentalism for Björk and Robyn, if we can just keep getting songs like “Talking to Yourself” and “Bad Thing Twice.” Who could want for more?
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  9. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Poptimism’s mascot returns with a slightly more mellow sound, but the spirit of fun is still alive and well
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Jepsen bounces all across the sonic spectrum looking to curate the grooviest sounds from across pop history
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Loneliest Time is not without the glittery, carefree pop she’s famous for, but the singer gets personal in ways she hasn’t before
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  12. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is a markedly more stoic effort from a singer who, up until now, has been relentlessly upbeat
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  13. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    More interested in earmarking ideas than in formulating an overarching aesthetic proposition, Carly Rae Jepsen’s fifth album diversifies her portfolio of 1980s pop sounds
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  14. 6.0 |   Clash

    ‘The Loneliest Time’ feels a far cry from the saccharine star that launched Jepsen’s career but proves her musical pliability. Country-pop album next, anyone?
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  15. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A love letter to soul that lacks purpose
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