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Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated (2019) Published: May 17/19 Released: May 17/19 albumPop15 Tracks • 48 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
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95%
    SELECTED LINE: Lifting our sorrows while addressing her own, Jepsen grants us salvation through pop. Committed? No. Dedicated. -The Irish Times
    Dedicated is the fourth studio album by Carly Rae Jepsen, released by Schoolboy/Interscope Records on May 17, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Julien3:54
    2. No Drug Like Me3:28
    3. Now That I Found You3:20
    4. Want You in My Room2:46
    5. Everything He Needs3:38
    6. Happy Not Knowing2:41
    7. I'll Be Your Girl2:58
    8. Too Much3:17
    9. The Sound2:51
    10. Automatically in Love3:33
    11. Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)2:43
    12. Right Words Wrong Time3:20
    13. Real Love3:54
    14. For Sure3:04
    15. Party for One3:03
℗ 2019 Schoolboy/Interscope Records
Critic Reviews (77)

Dedicated is a more emotionally incisive and insular album; smaller in scope, but no less polished.

70% 2 years ago

Tiny Mix Tapes Tiny Mix Tapes

Pure pop bliss.

2 years ago

The Straits Times The Straits Times (TOP)

All in all, Dedicated is a solid pop album.

2 years ago

mxdwn mxdwn

I am undoubtedly in Carly’s corner. However, as a whole, this album needs a follow-up within the next two years.

61% 2 years ago

THEFRESHCOMMITTEE THEFRESHCOMMITTEE

If Jepsen can throw a few more left hooks in there with her next album, the Queen of Pop throne is hers.

80% 2 years ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

Dedicated’ is the next step in Jepsen’s evolution.

80% 2 years ago

Stereoboard (UK) Stereoboard (UK)

Dedicated mostly sounds like a second helping of Emotion, which isn't such a bad thing.

70% 2 years ago

theneedledrop theneedledrop

"Dedicated" Is a nature pop masterpiece.

2 years ago

POPDUST POPDUST

Never grandiose or overblown, but impressively consistent.

60% 2 years ago

Philly.com Philly.com

The album is practically a field guide to modern love, covering everything from initial flirtation to eventual post-breakup euphoria.

80% 2 years ago

Metro Weekly Metro Weekly

Dedicated fizzes​ with the feverish enthusiasm, crisp melodies and incomparable sense of cool that Jepsen's fans have waited four years to hear, and it's been worth that wait.

80% 2 years ago

The Sydney Morning Herald The Sydney Morning Herald (TOP)

Thanks to some absolute excellence, 'Dedicated' does not disappoint.

70% 2 years ago

Indiestyle Indiestyle

The record is nostalgic, beautiful and, above all, fun.

2 years ago

Weekender Weekender

Dedicated finds Jepsen autopsying the ins and outs of romance with acute keenness.

2 years ago

The Jakarta Post The Jakarta Post

On her fourth LP, Dedicated Jepsen cements her status as one of pop’s brightest, yet most underrated, stars.

2 years ago


Dedicated is good, but it doesn’t whirl with the same destructive force.

68% 2 years ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

It’s a classic pop record.

2 years ago

BuzzFeed News BuzzFeed News

There's plenty for old fans to dance to here – and a lot for Jepsen's doubters to discover.

80% 2 years ago

nzherald nzherald

On Dedicated, Jepsen let her instincts guide her through a range of sounds and feelings.

2 years ago


Overall, Dedicated is a light, enjoyable listen with several bops to choose from, for a range of occasions.

2 years ago

Elaine L. Elaine L.

Dedicated aims to please. For the most part, it succeeds.

2 years ago


Dedicated marks a sonic upgrade for Jepsen.

2 years ago

Jezebel Jezebel

Dedicated is best when one senses Jepsen is playing not to some imagined pop audience, but them.

2 years ago


Dedicated is pure hope for the future.

2 years ago

STACK STACK

It sounds a bit more cohesive to me, sonically, than Emotion was.

2 years ago

Vogue Magazine Vogue Magazine (TOP)

Dedicated is what we need from Carly Rae Jepsen right now. And it’s what she needed to give us.

78% 2 years ago

Paste Magazine Paste Magazine

Dedicated lives in the explosive lift-offs and devastating crash-and-burns of coupling.

80% 2 years ago

PopMatters PopMatters

There's a lot to love in Dedicated.

60% 2 years ago

No Ripcord No Ripcord

‘Dedicated’ is further proof that she is the pop star we need in the world.

2 years ago

Thomas Bleach Thomas Bleach

Let’s be real, we’ve got the whole thing on repeat.

2 years ago

Coup De Main Coup De Main

An album that reflects her growing maturity as a songwriter as well as the pop music trends of its time.

90% 2 years ago

AllMusic AllMusic

A set of songs that beam with pop perfection.

2 years ago

Entertainment Voice Entertainment Voice

A bop-able rollercoaster of love’s agony and ecstasy.

80% 2 years ago


In an era of hyperbole, Carly's popularity proves that there's room for a voice of sincerity, humility and restraint.

2 years ago


The album comes off as a work that’s of an artist solidified of their place in the world, certain and mature.

2 years ago


Its dedication to your Beta tribe is worn on its sleeve, and for that we thank you from the bottoms of our hypersensitive little hearts.

2 years ago


Mostly it’s an album of creamy middles.

60% 2 years ago

Evening Standard Evening Standard

Carly Rae Jepsen treats pop with the reverence it deserves.

2 years ago

Idolator Idolator

CRJ is back with another sparkling collection of lively and stylised pop tunes.

80% 2 years ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

Dedicated is the work of a creator in progress, of an artisan sharpening her tools and fine tuning her attack. It can only get better from here.

2 years ago

Vulture Vulture

Now is the time to retool your summer playlists and let 2019 be the year you come back home to Jepsen.

2 years ago


The millennial icon and would-be pop music champion is still plugging away, still cutting to all the feels.

2 years ago

The Ringer The Ringer

She seems more than happy holding the mantle of cheerful, mid-tempo pop-rock for her generation.

70% 2 years ago


If Carly Rae Jepsen’s roots had been in country rather than folk, she might have ended up as big as Taylor Swift.

60% 2 years ago

Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online (TOP)

Feels Right does, indeed, feel right and For Sure and Automatically In Love are the perfect dance-pop songs for the summer.

70% 2 years ago

Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph

It sees Jeppers continue to shock and delight as she tells fantastical tales of the everyday.

2 years ago

Dork Dork

It’s feelings-first music, ready to embrace you back.

2 years ago

GQ Magazine GQ Magazine

There are few singers on the scene right now delivering the kind of sunshine-powered pop that Carly Rae Jepsen specialises in.

2 years ago

hmv hmv

Her new songs have a solid, well-constructed quality.

60% 2 years ago

Financial Times Financial Times (TOP)

If there is one thing about Carly Rae Jepsen, it is that she has always been sure of herself and never afraid to let her twinkle shine through.

90% 2 years ago

CrypticRock.com CrypticRock.com

CRJ’s fourth full-length album is, for the most part, well worth the wait.

80% 2 years ago

The Skinny The Skinny

Carly Rae Jepsen continues to prove she deserves a reputation as one of our most competent pop song writers.

2 years ago

British GQ British GQ

Jepsen’s infatuation with the rush of human feeling soars to dizzying new heights.

90% 2 years ago

The Line of Best Fit The Line of Best Fit

Whether the relationships are going well or going under, Jepsen’s way of dancing through both pain and joy makes Dedicated an album for crying in the club.

2 years ago

RIFF Magazine RIFF Magazine

A stunning hook-filled record that frankly gets catchier every time you hear it.

75% 2 years ago

The 405 The 405

It confirms both Jepsen's consistency and longevity as a songwriter.

80% 2 years ago

Exclaim Exclaim

It’s an album that begs for repeat listens.

2 years ago

Junkee Junkee

As with all great pop, Jepsen’s songs are easy to enjoy.

2 years ago


With less of the belt-it-out bombast, Jepsen presents her more confident, seductive and cheeky sides – all are welcome.

80% 2 years ago


She’s doing what she does best, calibrating lovesick or lovelorn synthpop that’s neither too hot nor too cold—and sometimes, regrettably, only lukewarm.

73% 2 years ago


Carly Rae Jepsen has every right to be pop’s future.

70% 2 years ago

FLOOD Magazine FLOOD Magazine

Carly Rae Jepsen has found her chill.

2 years ago

Jezebel Jezebel

Carly Rae Jepsen is going for maximum frothiness on her latest album.

40% 2 years ago

The Times of London The Times of London (TOP)

The album is an expertly designed effort from a skilled classicist who appears little interested in the stylistic adaptation required for true superstardom.

2 years ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)

A whole collection of songs that continues to build her legacy as an album artist.

2 years ago

UPROXX UPROXX

Dedicated is still pretty good, it just lacks the transcendence that made E•MO•TION undeniably one of the best pop albums of the decade.

2 years ago

Stereogum Stereogum

Perhaps this will put her at the top where she belongs.

80% 2 years ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

Jepsen nails these tracks with such ease that it seems bizarre she isn’t a bigger star.

2 years ago


The record as a whole feels more like a testing of interesting new waters than an outright triumph.

60% 2 years ago

theartsdesk.com theartsdesk.com

The result is big songs, big production, and big feelings, forming a gigantic record that could only have been achieved with the biggest sword.

75% 2 years ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

As solid a collection as Dedicated undoubtedly is, it’s missing the magic that made Emotion such a cultural phenomenon.

60% 2 years ago

Loud And Quiet Loud And Quiet

Jepsen’s “Dedicated” is destined for numerous best-of lists this year.

100% 2 years ago

Newsday Newsday

The album doubles down on the singer’s devotion to all things love and ‘80s pop-rock.

70% 2 years ago

Slant Magazine Slant Magazine

’Dedicated’ is a joyride of anthemic melodies and fist-pumping bangers that see Jepsen at the top of her game.

80% 2 years ago

Clash Music Clash Music

Navigating those strange, reaffirming moments in between love and loss.

2 years ago


Jepsen has an unapologetic understanding of pop as a medium not just for dancing but for navigating love and heartbreak that she puts to effective use on her fourth album.

60% 2 years ago

Metro Newspaper UK Metro Newspaper UK

Lifting our sorrows while addressing her own, Jepsen grants us salvation through pop. Committed? No. Dedicated.

80% 2 years ago

The Irish Times The Irish Times (TOP)
User Reviews (5)

sfx182 years ago
Pop perfection continued CRJ is by far the most underrated artist in pop music today. The tracks on this album are fantastic pop perfection.

evanedwright2 years ago
Perfect album This album is literally perfect. Anyone who thinks otherwise is 100% wholeheartedly wrong. I would gladly serve a prison sentence for Carly Rae Jepsen.

Soccer socks882 years ago
bring us the bops weve waited long enough

Wizard legabsbbs2 years ago
OMG!!!😍🍆💖😆 CARLY RAE JEPSEN HAS BEEN GONE FOR SO LONG AND IM THRILLED FOR THIS ERA. THE THREE SONGS ARE GREAT AND IM EXCITED FOR HER♠️.

yooo Fantano gonna give this a ten
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