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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British pop artist features a guest appearance from Marshmello.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 8, 2018
    80
    Clocking in at 41 minutes, Speak Your Mind is a slick, well-produced offering that delivers on Anne-Marie’s potential without overstaying its welcome, the best British pop debut in a while.
  2. May 18, 2018
    70
    As her first official salvo into the pop arena, Speak Your Mind hints at an enticing amount of potential for Anne-Marie and her engaging vocals.
  3. 60
    At its best, the album is a selection of polished and inoffensive pop songs, but at its worst, it’s forgettable.
  4. 60
    The first half of Speak Your Mind is undoubtedly the strongest; showing Anne-Marie no one-trick pony when it comes to infectious, dance-worthy bangers.
  5. Apr 25, 2018
    60
    The highlights on this project are the glimpses of musical experimentation, but unfortunately the album doesn’t have enough of these to really shine.
  6. Apr 29, 2018
    60
    It would all be so much anodyne chart mulch, but Anne-Marie has something of a plain-speaking everywoman image too. Some tracks here connect a little deeper, offering common-sense snapshots of unglamorous lives.
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    40
    The title promises a hit of authenticity, but Speak Your Mind supplies only affectation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 17, 2018
    10
    An amazing debut! Anne-Marie's voice definitely has a sass to it that I just love. Some songs seem a little cliche, but aside from that I loveAn amazing debut! Anne-Marie's voice definitely has a sass to it that I just love. Some songs seem a little cliche, but aside from that I love this album. Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2018
    9
    This is a strong debut with such fantastic singles such as Then and 2002. Anne-Marie has done herself well.
  3. Apr 27, 2018
    9
    Despite the delay and the amount of music released before the release of the album, it still great and cohesive. Really one of the best albumsDespite the delay and the amount of music released before the release of the album, it still great and cohesive. Really one of the best albums of 2018 so far. Congratulations, Anne! Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2018
    7
    The production in the beginning is top notch but it starts to fall off later in the album (Bad Girlfriend). Though, its the lyrics that botherThe production in the beginning is top notch but it starts to fall off later in the album (Bad Girlfriend). Though, its the lyrics that bother me the most. Especially, in "Perfect", the lyrics are cliche and uplifting which isn't inherently bad but its just so overdone. The lyrics just come across immature. Definitely skip the deluxe version (Breathing Fire is just...) There are too many producers, sometimes it works in an album (see; Isolation by Kali Uchis) but most of the time it doesn't. Overall its an okay debut, there are a few highlights though like; Alarm, Machine, Ciao Adios, Cry, Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2018
    6
    The amount of talent she has doesn't really come out in this project unfortunately. I think she is capable of amazing work, but this one isThe amount of talent she has doesn't really come out in this project unfortunately. I think she is capable of amazing work, but this one is very average. The strongest songs are 2002 and Rockabye baby(one of my favorite songs of 2017). The rest resorts to some cliched topics and productions, and other songs are just poor in quality, bad girlfriend comes to mind. It's not bad at all for a debut album, but i'm almost sure she can do WAY better than this. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2018
    6
    the album is not bad, but I think the ballads that have in it do not stand out and neither are good, I think it stands out more with thethe album is not bad, but I think the ballads that have in it do not stand out and neither are good, I think it stands out more with the electronic songs that are much better than the most "normal" of this album, in the beginning was very good but started to disappoint me a bit if she had focused more on the EDM / Electronic would be much better Expand