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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the singer-songwriter who wrote songs such as Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster," and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be," features guest appearances from Migos' Quavo, Tory Lanez and Florida Georgia Line.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 80
    Expectations isn’t flawless, but it’s a compelling re-introduction to an underrated artist--one capable of putting her own stamp on current pop sounds.
  2. 80
    While the record could have been a few songs shorter, Expectations is expansive in that it isn’t one big radio hit after another, which proves Rexha is opting for longevity instead of manufactured pop.
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    70
    On Expectations, Rexha paints herself as a heroine trapped in an ivory tower of her own making. But her cat-scratching upper register suggests sensitivity more than vengeance.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    Expectations hits a lot more than it misses. Bebe Rexha is no ordinary singer. She’s a chameleon who can switch vocals, blend with any sound, and find rhythm with any tempo. She is an artist that can make other genres pop.
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    While the album could benefit from some tightening-- the middle stretch stalls the momentum--Expectations affirms Rexha's songwriting prowess, ear for catchy hooks, and ability to pull emotion from otherwise serviceable radio pop.
  6. Jun 25, 2018
    20
    It’s baffling trying to work out why her vocals are often lagged in Auto-Tune: she sounds like she’s drowning on Self Control and malfunctioning on the horrid Mine. The songwriting--about bad girls and good boys in miserable, moneyed relationships--is precisely as deep as you’d expect.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 25, 2018
    10
    This album is wonderful. its mix of sounds and rhythms makes everything better.
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    10
    This album is fantastic. Much better than All Your Fault EPs. A true journey through the Pop genre.
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    After writing for many artists, be featured in hit songs, not getting credited, the Pop Disruptor realeses her first album. A mix of soundsAfter writing for many artists, be featured in hit songs, not getting credited, the Pop Disruptor realeses her first album. A mix of sounds and rhythms, greaceful ballads & potential hits, songwriting about personal problems, monsters, issues & relationships, Bebe Rexha gave a masterpiece that got pop music lovers high as our expectations. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    When I listened to this album for the very first time, I was surprised how different, but at the same time how good this album is ! It´s saveWhen I listened to this album for the very first time, I was surprised how different, but at the same time how good this album is ! It´s save to say that this album is different from all the other pop albums. Maybe it´s because the lyrics and the songs are relable, maybe because every track is honest. I could relate too a bunch of the tracks, which where really catchy too! The production is on point, the instrumentals and not to forget these incredible vocals from Bebe Rexha are amazing. You just feel the body of work, which makes it way easier to appreciate this album. I´m really grateful that this album is out and I´ve listened to it, I´m listening to it 24/7 and I just can´t get enough. For everyone who didn`t listen to this album, give it a listen, it is 100% worth it, trust me, you´ll love this masterpiece. Good job Bebe Rexha, the producer and the whole team who was involved in this project. :) Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2018
    10
    I love this album, I exceed my expectations. I like his voice, what he transmits through the lyrics of his songs.
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    10
    Definitely Rexha is a promise of pop, his album has very good mixes, he proposes something different, his only problem is the excessiveDefinitely Rexha is a promise of pop, his album has very good mixes, he proposes something different, his only problem is the excessive autotune mixed with the control of his voice. For me it is the best album of 2018 Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2018
    1
    Expectations is one of the worst albums released so far in 2018 and it definitely willn't boost the musical career of this talentedExpectations is one of the worst albums released so far in 2018 and it definitely willn't boost the musical career of this talented singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha. While not the up-tempo record for the dance floor that some might expect, it gets annoying despite the abundance of half-time and introspective ballads out there, plus the excessive auto-tune. Expand

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