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.
"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
📰 | REVIEW— Selena Charts (@selenachartsbr) January 10, 2020
“A sultry, polished album about love, loss and dating, packed with the sort of catchy lines” — Standard UK
Album Review: Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ is one of the best pop albums in recent memory, opening up a whole new lane for the 27-year-old singer. https://t.co/ftKhxJy8fL— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2020
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What do you think of Rare? What track is your favorite?