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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop artist features a guest appearance from Electric Guest.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 17, 2019
    90
    Fortunately, Jepsen is just as committed to her music as she is to the ideal of true love, and the way she's grown without sacrificing her uniqueness makes Dedicated a master class in what a 2010s pop album can be.
  2. May 17, 2019
    80
    While it's hard to say whether or not it bests E•MO•TION, Dedicated does something arguably more important: as her first major work since 2015, it confirms both Jepsen's consistency and longevity as a songwriter.
  3. Jun 17, 2019
    80
    There could be an argument that a couple of edits to make the track listing shorter would have resulted in an even more effective album. However, this is easily one of the best pop albums of the year as it is: one that’s unlikely to be bettered unless a certain Ms Swift really pulls it out of the bag.
  4. 75
    Jepsen is best when she’s in celebration mode. ... There are times on Dedicated when overproduction overrides the pure, sincere vocals that made Jepsen’s EMOTION so beloved.
  5. May 17, 2019
    75
    While Jepsen has once again delivered a stunning hook-filled record that frankly gets catchier every time you hear it, Dedicated may not quite satisfy our lust for connection.
  6. Jun 4, 2019
    70
    Dedicated isn’t a perfect album--it’s overlong and occasionally concedes too much to chart tastes to be interesting. But by the time Jepsen takes a bow following bonus track “Party For One,” you’re reminded once again of her generosity, of all the space she’s cleared for strength and weakness, for personal epiphanies and communal release.
  7. May 17, 2019
    60
    Occasionally, as in “The Sound,” Jepsen musters enough feeling in her high, slightly raspy voice that you can understand why her fans view her with a kind of protectiveness; only Robyn does crying-in-the-club more vividly. ... But too much of “Dedicated” blurs together in a mix of lovelorn confessions and throwback grooves you’d have to listen to obsessively to differentiate. For some, that’s just the invitation they crave.

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  1. May 23, 2019
    10
    Carly once again saves pop music with a collection of amazing synth-pop songs that can easily all be singles. As catchy and fun as 2015'sCarly once again saves pop music with a collection of amazing synth-pop songs that can easily all be singles. As catchy and fun as 2015's e-mo-tion, Carly explores herself in different ways and delivers an amazing record worth listening to. Expand
  2. May 21, 2019
    10
    Amazing brliant talento superpass aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa jd dl
  3. May 17, 2019
    10
    That is a brilliant comeback . The pop style of Carly Rae Jepsen is so pure and comfortable. The rhythms are very creative and relaxing . BestThat is a brilliant comeback . The pop style of Carly Rae Jepsen is so pure and comfortable. The rhythms are very creative and relaxing . Best songs are Julien and Real love Expand
  4. May 30, 2019
    10
    Love it all! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Real Love is the best but every track is made with pure gold.
  5. May 18, 2019
    10
    The perfect representation of pop and passion. Each song intertwines into a cohesive whole with the themes of all stages of love andThe perfect representation of pop and passion. Each song intertwines into a cohesive whole with the themes of all stages of love and dedicating yourself to another. Expand
  6. May 23, 2019
    10
    I have to say, THANK U miss Carly Rae Jepsen, you're the only one that understand what pop music is. This album have soul, have a heart, thisI have to say, THANK U miss Carly Rae Jepsen, you're the only one that understand what pop music is. This album have soul, have a heart, this album denote what hard work is, you delivery bop after bop. THANK U POP QUEEN SAVIOR Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2019
    0
    Carly always does the same. Can u come with something else, girl? Please!!!!

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