mayjailer (mayjailer) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
mayjailer
mayjailer
ohnotheydidnt

Critics love Selena Gomez's 'Rare'


The reviews are in, and with her new album Selena Gomez has captured critics' hearts. As a certain lyrical inspiration's comeback single continues to tread water on the charts, Rare is earning the whisper queen her career-best reviews.

"...a sultry, polished album about love, loss and dating. [...] Gomez's own, assured voice rings out on this 13-track record that flirts with R&B and electro—and is mostly killer, very little filler." ★★★★☆ —Evening Standard

"Selena Gomez has 165 million Instagram followers. Now she has her first great pop album. [...] her third and most meaningful solo disc." ★★★★☆ —Los Angeles Times

"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 [...] a beautifully confident return from one of pop’s most underrated stars." ★★★☆☆ —NME

"...an act of divine ruthlessness... For how publicly and privately painful Gomez's last few years have been... Rare is shockingly, and beautifully, upbeat. [...] Gomez re-enters public life with grace and clarity." ★★★★☆ —Rolling Stone

"While the album has a remarkably unified sound considering its many cooks, Gomez... holds it all together. Her voice... [is] distinctive and assertive; her phrasing and delivery are strong... Five years ago, saying that [she] had released one of the best pop albums in recent memory probably would have invited skepticism at the very least. In 2020, believe it." ★★★★★ —Variety

"...sleek to a degree that makes 2015's Revival seem sluggish. [...] almost inarguably Selena Gomez's best album." —Vulture








Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



What do you think of Rare? What track is your favorite?
Tags: review, selena gomez
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 108 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →