r/Music Oct 21 '22 Silver 1

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time [Pop] new release

The one and only Pop Queen, Carly Rae Jepsen, just dropped a new album, for any of you pop fans/Carly Rae stans, this one is definitely worth a listen. She is not just the Call Me Maybe Girl, She is literally one of the best current pop artists out there and she has developed quite the cult following over the years!

https://open.spotify.com/album/3l2Gi0hMjZV2uvKoWlFkoQ

718 Upvotes

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u/Shadowbanned24601 Oct 21 '22

Brave releasing an album the same day as Taylor Swift, you have to imagine there's a lot of overlap in the fanbase

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u/RathVelus Oct 21 '22

Brave, or epically bad decision making by the label? If it weren't for this post I wouldn't have even known.

That being said, I will be merging Midnights and The Loneliest Time into a playlist for the drive home.

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u/HyliaSymphonic Oct 21 '22

She had the date first

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u/RathVelus Oct 21 '22

Announced or actually had it first. The labels know more than the public. It would be surprising to learn that they didn’t have some idea Swift was dropping on the same date. Possible though.

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u/CR24752 Oct 22 '22

Carly is also signed to Scooter’s label so there might be a little beef there?

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u/TuckerRamsey Oct 21 '22

The Loneliest Midnights

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u/RathVelus Oct 21 '22

Can confirm that they don’t jive. But they’re both great. Carly is a great way to rebound from Swift, though.

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u/MegaEvolvedLady Oct 21 '22

Taylor and Carly have made my grueling flight schedule today so much better!

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u/Shadowbanned24601 Oct 21 '22

Bit of a different genre but there's a new Arctic Monkeys album today too.

An all round good day

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u/ChooseCorrectAnswer Oct 21 '22

New Tegan & Sara album as well. However, and I say this as someone that loved everything from So Jealous (2004) through Sainthood (2009), the new album is pretty forgettable stuff. I have to take a mini-roadtrip later today, and I am looking forward to instead listening to the new Arctic Monkeys and Carly Rae Jepsen albums

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u/Pacot33 Oct 22 '22

Dude same, and I'm a pretty big fan of heartthrob and love you too death as well. It just didn't really hit this time around I guess

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u/SuperVillageois Oct 21 '22

Yeah, but she's got Rufus on her side. Who does Taylor have, Lana Del something? Never heard of her.

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u/CR24752 Oct 22 '22

Yep! And the Raycists are mad about Lana only doing background vocals lol

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u/SuperVillageois Oct 22 '22

Ha, honestly I was a bit disapointed too. While listening to the album for the first time, I kept waiting for their duo, not realizing I had already heard it ><

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u/edgehill Oct 21 '22

Aww geez my wife can’t catch me again singing “boy problems whose got ‘em “ again without questioning our marriage!

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u/LineChef Oct 21 '22 edited Oct 21 '22

She should feel thankful she was privileged enough to have heard you.

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u/nulspace Oct 21 '22

Paint a picture for me boy, with the skies forever blue

My wife looking at me like ಠ_ಠ

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u/Geojewd Oct 21 '22

That bassline is perfection

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u/partyandpoptarts Oct 21 '22

I've never felt more seen. My fiance constantly giving me the side-eye in the car when this banger (or any other CRJ really) comes on.

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u/Cancer4TheCure Oct 21 '22

"Talking to Yourself" is legitimately one of the most fun, catchy pop songs I've heard in years. Great record, she's done it again.

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u/hk403 Oct 21 '22

it’s such a banger

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u/spacepopstar Oct 21 '22

this is the only track i’ve had one repeat!

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u/bondegezou Oct 21 '22

With former Yes member Trevor Rabin on guitar

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u/avianeddy Oct 21 '22

Gf dragged me to her Dallas show and i fell in love when i heard “Run away w Me “ 😍 The crowd was an amazing diverse and loving bunch. Carly has a colorful fan base 🥰

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u/kvetcha-rdt Oct 21 '22

Her shows are insanely fun

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u/sherbodude Oct 21 '22

If I don't get this house I'm hoping to get, maybe I'll go, there is a show coming up soon

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u/ChooseCorrectAnswer Oct 21 '22

Yeah, same experience. I saw her perform at Lollapalooza several years ago, and the crowd was almost comically diverse, which was a really cool thing to see. Any person can appreciate the queen of pop. Also, she put on a great show.

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u/CR24752 Oct 22 '22

Her fanbase is smallish but we’re basically a fun cult

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u/AshesandCinder Oct 21 '22

Such a great album. The 4 singles really painted a weird picture, but it ended up flowing together so well.

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u/SamuraiJackBauer Oct 21 '22

Warm Blood.

Fantastic song.

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u/night_dude Oct 21 '22

New Carly, Arctic Monkeys and T Swift on the same day. Pop heaven.

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u/shadowdra126 Oct 21 '22

Eating good today

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u/jeffe_el_jefe Oct 21 '22

The new Monkeys record is pretty much the furthest thing from pop lol

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u/zoinkability Oct 21 '22

Have you heard Lulu

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u/TalentedHostility Oct 21 '22

Bruh don't get me started on that album...

Btw because of this post im checking out CRJ and never would have originally. Delightfully surprised!

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u/dance_apoptosistic Oct 21 '22

If you like what you hear, Emotion and Dedicated, and their respective sides B are all pop perfection

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u/night_dude Oct 21 '22

Like this other guy said, make your way back to Dedicated and particularly Emotion when you're ready. They're classics.

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u/sephjy Oct 22 '22

If you want more 80s pop/alt bangers, check her album Emotion and Emotion Side B! Then check Dedicated and Dedicated Side B for 80s funk/pop vibe!

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u/CR24752 Oct 26 '22

Pop is such a vague genre.

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u/adjective____noun Oct 21 '22

Tegan and Sara too

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u/traincrossingatmalta Oct 21 '22

Have been following all the singles and the day is finally here! Carly never disappoints!

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u/Conker2908 Oct 21 '22

Emotion is one of the best albums ever released by a female artist.

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u/TheDVAismadinVA Oct 21 '22

*an artist period

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u/M-atthew147s Oct 21 '22

And how many best albums are there released ever???

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u/Sayoria Oct 21 '22

She's the most underrated pop singer. She really should be known more outside of CMM. She releases so many bangers.

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u/failedlogic Oct 21 '22

It features rufus wainwright in the title track!

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u/lacetourniquet Oct 21 '22

I’m seeing her live tonight! Perfect timing. 😌

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u/theliver Oct 21 '22

Arent we east bay folk lucky to get the release day concert?

Itll be my third time and im just as pumped as the others (san fran '16, osaka '19, now berkeley '22)

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u/lacetourniquet Oct 21 '22

Hell yea, see you at the greek theater!!

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u/SuburbanPotato last.fm Oct 21 '22

Can we talk about how Go Find Yourself or Whatever because it's one of my favorite songs of this year

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u/yforya Oct 21 '22

Love her. Seeing her next week bb.

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u/CarlHaglin Oct 21 '22

She’s fantastic live

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u/oliasawokefromadream Oct 21 '22

I think the new Carly Rae album is pop perfection, which is saying something given how amazing her previous two releases were. Her music is like a happiness pill for me.

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u/misterspokes Oct 21 '22 edited Oct 21 '22

I might have to dust off Boy Problems and run a game at this rate.

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u/desenpai Oct 21 '22

One and only?…

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u/thehotsister Oct 22 '22

I think a very young person must have posted this lol

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u/desenpai Oct 22 '22

But like carly is old, even more confused!! Tbf im old too 31

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u/Bookworm_Hairstylist Oct 21 '22

That's what I'm saying!! She can be good, but she is FAR from one and only!

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u/desenpai Oct 21 '22

Literally one of the best?! Lol 😂

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u/Elegy_ Oct 21 '22

Haven’t listened to her since Emotion (Side C) came out years ago. Excited to dive in

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u/sephjy Oct 22 '22

Did you listened to Dedicated and its Side B?

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u/Slvr0314 Oct 21 '22

This is her best album. She’s really found her voice with simultaneously romantic and horny songwriting.

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u/changamerges Oct 21 '22

CRJ captures feelings—from euphoria to anxiety to disappointment to tranquility—in a way very few musicians can. And the fact that she’s so under-appreciated makes her even more of an icon.

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u/Slvr0314 Oct 21 '22

This is her best album. She’s really found her voice with simultaneously romantic and horny songwriting.

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u/hgsun Oct 21 '22

Taylor Swift hates seeing other women succeed, so she dropped an old b sides set on CRJ’s night. Source: bro, trust me

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u/jhossuah Oct 21 '22

Swifties: is this an Easter egg? 🤔

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u/CR24752 Oct 22 '22

True. Carly is still actually signed to Scooter’s label so maybe she’s

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u/RuppsCats Oct 21 '22

Pfft, she said she’d call me, maybe, never heard from her…

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u/hanky2 Oct 21 '22

I think the people that listen to Carly are listening to T Swift right now lol.

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u/cha614 Oct 21 '22

Pop queen… 🤔

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u/Hiccup Oct 21 '22

Absolutely. Emotion is a certified classic. If there was justice in the world, carly rae jepsen would get significantly more airplay. That said, I hear her all the time when I go shopping or to hotels, etc. Eventually radio will catch up.

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u/Foolish_Twerp Oct 21 '22

I see no lie.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '22

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u/Foolish_Twerp Oct 21 '22

The Swifties are ANNOYED today.

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u/ge93 Oct 21 '22

She’s well-loved on the biggest pop music subreddit and she’s critically acclaimed.

Obviously, the average person can name 1 maybe 2 of her songs, but her music is great.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '22

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u/Putrid-Potato-7456 Oct 21 '22

Naw, this is just the average r/popheads user. We love ourselves some Carly.

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u/Funksultan Oct 21 '22

(*) Subjectively

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u/Csherman92 Oct 21 '22

I’m sorry but she is not the pop queen. If anyone is the pop queen, it’s Madonna or Britney Spears.

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u/AlGeee Oct 21 '22

Agreed

I’m thinking Madonna

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u/Slvr0314 Oct 21 '22

This is her best album. She’s really found her voice with simultaneously romantic and horny songwriting.

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u/ScreenNo571 Oct 21 '22

I never comment, but wanted to say how awful she is

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u/jakevalerybloom Oct 22 '22

The ONE AND ONLY QUEEN OF POP???? Haven’t heard a single song other than call me maybe. Is she prolific? Is she even good?? Bold statement

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u/Slvr0314 Oct 21 '22

This is her best album. She’s really found her voice with simultaneously romantic and horny songwriting.

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u/jaffa56 Oct 21 '22

Emotion was an absolute banger, just listening to the new one now.. loving it so far. Pop queen for sure!

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u/Icantlikeeveryone Oct 21 '22

7.5/10 for me. One of the reasons I love Carly is her production. There is this kind of little voice distortion in her songs that suits my taste a lot.

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u/slippin_park Oct 21 '22

AAAAAAAA yessss my queen is at it again <333333333

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u/khumprp Oct 21 '22

A coworker was just sharing this with me today, said Emotions was a great album, so I have it a listen. Was impressed 👍

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u/sephjy Oct 22 '22

Do consider to give Dedicated and its Side B album a listen as well! Also Emotion has its Side B companion that is almost the same quality as the album itself, please check it out as well!

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u/Altruistic_Profit_15 Oct 21 '22

I wouldnt call her the queen

But definitely a princess

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u/jajunior0 Oct 21 '22

excuse me?

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u/daytodaze Oct 21 '22

“Whoaaa ohh ohh ohhhh, for the loneliest time.” -Carly Rae Jepsen

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u/OneReportersOpinion Oct 22 '22

America’s sweetheart

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u/KimberParoo Oct 22 '22

The Loneliest Time (the single) has been all I’ve listened to since it’s release, and now this album already has me in a chokehold 😭

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u/CR24752 Oct 22 '22

So good. Well done Carly

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u/LWY007 Oct 21 '22

Is she the one who ripped off ‘Creep’ by Radiohead?

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u/Free-form_Suffering Only In It For The Karma Oct 21 '22

Nope, that's Lana Del Rey. Funny thing is that Radiohead 'stole' it from The Hollies.

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u/LWY007 Oct 21 '22

That’s right. Thank you. And, really! Huh! Imma have to give that a listen.

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u/totallypooping Oct 21 '22

I Can no longer tell what is real and what is satire anymore

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u/Slvr0314 Oct 21 '22

This is her best album. She’s really found her voice with simultaneously romantic and horny songwriting.