• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2019
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. Oct 9, 2019
    7
    I believe the only mistake is that there are no tracks that better explore Mabel's vocals
      However, as much as it is not a great pop album, it remains linear from beginning to end.
  2. Aug 11, 2019
    10
    The album is effortlessly cool and a huge grower, one you definitely won't be bored of after a week on repeat.

    While initially appearing to be safe and generic, you discover a lot more to it with every listen. Her voice is very easy to listen to and sounds gorgeous in the intro and outro, We Don't Say and the bridge of Put Your Name On It. Mad Love is catchy as hell as is Trouble - the
    The album is effortlessly cool and a huge grower, one you definitely won't be bored of after a week on repeat.

    While initially appearing to be safe and generic, you discover a lot more to it with every listen. Her voice is very easy to listen to and sounds gorgeous in the intro and outro, We Don't Say and the bridge of Put Your Name On It. Mad Love is catchy as hell as is Trouble - the two highlights for me although everything on here is at least a solid 9.

    Critics have sadly all underrated this with freakishly similar ratings but don't let the metascore fool you.
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  3. Aug 7, 2019
    7
    Love the mixture between R&B and Pop Mabel has accomplished with this tremendous Debut. The issue is there are a few skip tracks and you know it’s a debut I found better Ivy To Roses singles than High Expectation but Mabel CONGRATS
  4. BGV
    Aug 6, 2019
    10
    One of the best pop albums of 2019 so far! Mabel is surely one of the hottest exports to come out of England in recent years with confident pop and catchy productions!
  5. Aug 2, 2019
    7
    El album esta bien,pudo haber sorprendido un poco mas despues de singles tan buen como mad love o bad behaviour,tener parte de mas baladas o algo aun mas bailable y que no fuese tan repititivo en algunas partes,pero aun asi se le ve un gran futuro a la cantante
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 14, 2019
    50
    She sounds set in her ways, reluctant to break free of the trends which made her and so many other acts of today famous.
  2. Aug 14, 2019
    70
    Sometimes they feel almost too airbrushed, with Mabel playing it a little too safe to qualify being described as wholly original or progressive. There are moments of talent and flair, but it would’ve also been refreshing to hear more personality (and less autotune). Nevertheless, it’s an album that contains some real highlights.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    60
    There’s no faux-earnestness here. Whether Mabel is singing about messy break ups, mental health or empowering herself to move on, High Expectations is effortlessly cool.