Favorite Albums: Emotion – Carly Rae Jepsen

Emotion is the third album by Carly Rae Jepsen, following her last album Kiss in 2012. Emotion was released on August 21, 2015, featuring 15 songs and at a length of 54 minutes long. This is one of my favorite albums of the past decade. I know, that’s really high praise, but this album deserves every bit of it. This is a masterpiece. Whenever you like pop music or not, this album is a masterpiece from beginning to end.

15 songs, each one being better than the last. I love every song on this album, which is rare. I usually always have a few songs on an album where I don’t care for or don’t like as much as the other songs on the album. However, this album has no bad songs. Evey time I revisit this album, I have a new favorite song from it. It’s incredible, I love this album. Emotion just might be one of my favorite albums of all time. Not only is it that good, it proves that Carly Rae Jepsen is a lot more than just that “Call Me Maybe” girl. She’s one of the few genuine popstars of our generation.

My Favorites:

Run Away With Me

  • Insanely catchy, how can you not like this song?
  • Showcases one of the reasons why I like this album so much, which is the 80s nostalgia.
  • Oh, I f*cking love this song. Truly pop perfection.


  • Emotion, the titular track is a brilliant track, much like the rest of the album.
  • Manages to sum up the rest of the album, while being a fun song on it’s own terms.
  • “In your fantasy dream about me and all that we could do with this emotion.” – Song is just full of sweetness and joy that it’s contagious.

I Really Like You

  • What’s there not to like about this song? You have to be The Grinch to actually hate this song.
  • The music video is even better than the song, I would argue. This is one of those cases where the visuals really add to the song.
  • It has Tom Hanks in it, what more would you want?

Gimme Love

  • I love the lyrics to this song, just great storytelling.
  • Another positive about this song is how insanely catchy it is. You can listen to this song once and it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
  • Production on this song is also a stand out.

All That

  • This is it. This is one. This is my absolute favorite from the album. I’m not even sure if I can explain why.
  • Oh wait, yes I can. It’s how nostalgic it feels whenever I listen to it.
  • The final minute with the chord progression change is incredible. It makes a great song into a fantastic one.

Making Most of The Night

  • This song makes me so happy. Well this whole album does, but especially this song.
  • It’s so easygoing and upbeat. I can listen to this song when I’m not in the best of mood and my mood will completely change by the end of the song.
  • That’s something this entire album shares, it’s a change your mood for the better type of album.

Warm Blood

  • I read somewhere that this song is what “falling in love sounds like.” and I couldn’t agree more.
  • “Cause you lift me up and catch me when I’m falling for you.”
  • This is perfection, pop perfection. Just perfect.

I Didn’t Just Come Here To Dance

  • This is a bonus track. A BONUS track!
  • The fact that this was left off the standard edition of the album tells you how good this album is.
  • I love this underrated gem of a song, always makes me want to dance when I hear it.

I deeply love this album. I talked about 8 songs, that’s more than half the album. Then, I left off a few other songs I also really enjoy/love. This album is fantastic from beginning to end, but don’t take my word for it. Listen to this album yourself, if you haven’t already. Even if you hate pop music, I’m telling you, you have to make an expectation for this album. It’s just that good.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album, Dedicated is out now.

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