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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: 27 out of 28
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Sep 16, 2018
    10
    It's about time that Bebe must win an award for this stunning body of work that is EXPECTATIONS, which exceeded my expectations. Ever sinceIt's about time that Bebe must win an award for this stunning body of work that is EXPECTATIONS, which exceeded my expectations. Ever since her "I Don't Wanna Grow Up EP," she has been improving and developing her sound that best fits for her. I believe that with EXPECTATIONS, she has found her voice, sound and story that can be a chart - topper for sure. From the grand opening track "Ferrari" to her nostalgic - produced "Sad" to even the Bond - esque song "Don't Get Any Closer," she has proved herself that she is the ultimate princess of pop. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2018
    10
    One of the best albums of the year. After tano experimenting with EPs, rexha found its sound and knew how to balance all the components ofOne of the best albums of the year. After tano experimenting with EPs, rexha found its sound and knew how to balance all the components of this fabulous and do a great job with the lyrics. Expand
  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 25, 2018
    10
    O álbum é fantástico, uma verdadeira obra-prima pop. As músicas são envolventes do começo ao fim, as composições são ótimas e a Bebe mostrouO álbum é fantástico, uma verdadeira obra-prima pop. As músicas são envolventes do começo ao fim, as composições são ótimas e a Bebe mostrou como se faz um pop de qualidade sem apelar pro comercial. Bebe Rexha conseguiu superar todas as expectativas, literalmente, tendo valido a pena toda a espera por seu álbum de estreia. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2018
    10
    I like "Expectations" very much, all tracks are fantastic. It is much better than Bebe's previous EPs.
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    10
    Best album of 2018. I love it so much, especially I'm a Mess , Knees and Grace.
    Potential talented pop singer. Love Bebe
  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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