Album Review of Expectations by Bebe Rexha.

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Expectations by Bebe Rexha

Release Date: Jun 22, 2018
Record label: Parlophone
Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop

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Expectations - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Rolling Stone - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Bebe Rexha's voice makes a quirky, squirmy sound that may not be your cup of squeak. But if it is, then it's crazily irresistible and, given the right melody, unstoppable. Her serpentine wail is the precious ingredient in some of today's biggest hits, the factor that's turned otherwise bland songs like Louis Tomlinson's "Back to You" and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" into body-rocking and chart-topping gold.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

After years writing hits for and being featured on other artists' hit singles, genre-hopping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha released her debut, Expectations. In addition to writing Eminem and Rihanna's Grammy-winning hit "The Monster," and breaking a country chart record with her Florida Georgia Line single "Meant to Be," that titular pressure was high, to say the least. An improvement upon her trio of EP releases, Expectations succeeds in presenting mature, forward-thinking pop of the dark, introspective variety.

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The Quietus
Their review was generally favourable

Bebe Rexha has established herself as a hitmaker - featuring on singles like David Guetta's 'Hey Mama', Louis Tomlinson's 'Back To You' and G-Eazy's 'Me, Myself and I'. The lead single for this debut album, 'Meant To Be', hit big and there's plenty more where that came from. Rexha wrote or co-wrote ….

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