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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the French pop artist features a guest appearance from Dâm-Funk.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 21, 2018
    100
    She just writes fantastic songs: the melody of 5 Dollars is perfectly poised between sweetness and melancholy; What’s-Her-Face frames a lyric about self-loathing with an ominous cloud of electronics; Damn (What Must a Woman Do?) conjures a crowded dancefloor at 4am so effectively you can virtually feel the perspiration dripping from the ceiling. It is an album about pop music as much as any of the other topics it addresses.
  2. 100
    On the evidence of Chris--a deft and bogglingly-intelligent record, which somehow sounds blissfully effortless too--she’s earned her own place in the pop icon history books.
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    91
    Chris more than anything revels in fluid identities--whether gender, personality, mood, or otherwise--and the way they free people from expectations and limits. By extension, this frees up Christine And The Queens from musical conventions, and propels the group to the precipice of greatness.
  4. Sep 18, 2018
    80
    As its title suggests, Chris is a supremely confident introduction to the next phase of Christine and the Queens.
  5. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    It’s true to say that Chris seems to run out of steam a bit at the end, with only the beautifully reflective Make Some Sense really standing out during the album’s last few tracks. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop Héloïse Letissier’s second record being one of the year’s most intelligent, enjoyable albums, and cements her position as one of our most intriguing, interesting pop stars.
  6. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Here, as with Grimes, percussion is used as a weapon; none of the lyrics are clichéd top 40 pap. Unlike Grimes, however, Letissier has a bold, synthetic funk payload to commend her, and her lyrics are more obviously personal.
  7. Sep 18, 2018
    70
    Some tracks, like "Doesn't Matter," are splendid on their own, without getting into a showy pop realm: what that song lacks in hooks, it makes up for with micro walls of sound and a choral climax, courtesy of some sublime layering. But others are better at a distance. ... Despite that, Letessier's evidently heightened confidence goes a long, long way on Chris, and its emotions and attitude pop with astonishing strength, even if the sound could afford to do so a little more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 24, 2018
    10
    Chris is a flawless collection of songs. I'm already quite sure it will be my favourite album of the year.
  2. Sep 21, 2018
    10
    This album is perfect in every way. Best tracks: Goya Soda, Feel so good, Doesn't matter & Le G
  3. Sep 21, 2018
    10
    The funky beats and heavy vocal range of Héloïse turn this album into a beautiful, dancey trackway
    pushing boundaries of sexuality, gender
    The funky beats and heavy vocal range of Héloïse turn this album into a beautiful, dancey trackway
    pushing boundaries of sexuality, gender roles and self doubt.
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  4. Sep 22, 2018
    9
    Another magnificent album by the French artist. "Chris" offers the best of both worlds, with deep ballads similar to her debut albumAnother magnificent album by the French artist. "Chris" offers the best of both worlds, with deep ballads similar to her debut album "Christine and the Queens" and refreshing 80s synth-pop songs to dance along to, this album definitely belongs to the best of this year.

    Best tracks: The walker (La marcheuse), Goya Soda, Feel So Good and Make some sense.
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  5. Oct 22, 2018
    8
    "Chris" é um ótimo álbum synth pop. Heloise Letissier é uma ótima artista e a sua voz funciona perfeitamente no álbum.
    8/10
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    8
    Em geral, "Chris" é um ótimo álbum funk e pop. Heloise Letissier é uma cantora fantástica e a sua voz funciona perfeitamente com o álbum e comEm geral, "Chris" é um ótimo álbum funk e pop. Heloise Letissier é uma cantora fantástica e a sua voz funciona perfeitamente com o álbum e com a sua vibe envolvente. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    4
    Mediocre dance pop in French. Downright bland dance pop in English. Not terrible, but definitely not as good as the critic reviews wouldMediocre dance pop in French. Downright bland dance pop in English. Not terrible, but definitely not as good as the critic reviews would make you think. Expand

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