Carly Rae Jepsen just dropped a new disc, "Emotion," that has our fourm posters, many of whom are music insiders, buzzing. They think that this album, her third, could be the charm that wins over Grammy voters. Jepsen contended at music's top awards in 2013 for her smash hit "Call Me Maybe." The singer/songwriter lost Best Pop Solo Performance to Adele ("Set Fire to the Rain") and Song of the Year to the quartet that crafted "We Are Young" for Fun.
Check out a sample of what our posters have to say below and then jump into the debate, if you dare, HERE.
Longoria: She's doing what Taylor Swift wanted (but failed) to do by creating a throwback 80's Pop album. I can't stop listening to the seven songs she's released via her VEVO page but "Warm Blood" co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij is my absolute favorite right now. It gives me a "Robyn" type feel and I absolutely adore Robyn. I think CRJ's a very underrated Pop artist and while I'd love to see some Grammy noms come her way, I know she probably won't b/c she's not a commercial success like Swift.
james14: The best pop album in years. "Warm Blood", "All That", "Your Type", and "Run Away With Me" are all fantastic. This album is among my top five of the year easily, along with Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, and Donnie Trumpet.
moviefan61794: This is such a fantastic album, and although I fear it won't, it really deserves attention from the public and Grammys. Fortunately, the critics seems to be all over it. There are multiple hit singles waiting here, but people really ditched Carly so soon after "Call Me Maybe" (sure, she had "Good Time" with Owl City, but she had some hits-in-waiting on that album including the should've-been-an-easy-#1 "Tonight I'm Getting Over You"). The original post mentions how "Emotion" does what "1989" couldn't do, and as much as I love that album, I have to agree — the 80's theme runs much stronger and to much greater effect here, yet it never gets too cheesy or overwhelming. It's an 80's feel in 2015.
mikeboy898: SO digging Emotion. It's a fantastic album. "Warm Blood" is one of my favorite songs this year. What a pop gem!
Photo: "Emotion" album cover. Credit: Interscope