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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the pop singer includes an Avicii track, as well as guest appearances from Bebe Rexha, Cardi B, Charli XCX, Julia Michaels, Liam Payne, and Rudimental.
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I woke up with a fear this morning But I can taste you on the tip of my tongue Alone without no warning You're by my side and we've got smoke in our... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 80
    Given the stuttering, protracted process it’s been through to get here, it’s a surprisingly coherent record. ... For the most part, though, Phoenix is worth the wait.
  2. Nov 23, 2018
    80
    Phoenix has been four years in the making, waiting in the wings to see the light. And now that it’s finally here, Phoenix is definitely worth checking out.
  3. 80
    Endlessly fun, stuffed full of brilliantly left-field production and ear-worm choruses.
  4. Nov 23, 2018
    80
    Ora delivered a confident pop gem that stands tall on its own.
  5. 70
    While some of the artists brought onto the project feel more tactical than functional, when Ora is placed in the spotlight she tends to deliver.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    60
    Phoenix is perfectly fine, but its strongest moments make you realise that it could have been great.
  7. Q Magazine
    Nov 27, 2018
    60
    Ora shines brightest on the album's calmer moments. [Jan 2019, p.113]
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. Nov 24, 2018
    10
    She did something that others couldn't do this year: release a great non generic pop album with a cohesive direction, great production, vocalsShe did something that others couldn't do this year: release a great non generic pop album with a cohesive direction, great production, vocals and lyrics. It's an album that can bring you fun and tears. Plus, i really loved the order of the tracklist, starting with Anywhere that is simply amazing, a pop gem! Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2018
    10
    This is easily the best pop album of 2019!!! cohesive and very fun, she gave us vocals, production, inspirational songs and also dance songs.This is easily the best pop album of 2019!!! cohesive and very fun, she gave us vocals, production, inspirational songs and also dance songs. I really didn't think that i would like it so much but i did, you all should listen to it!!! Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2018
    10
    Phoenix is the huge comeback by artist Rita Ora. After separating ways with Roc Nation and signing with Atlantic Records, she finally got thePhoenix is the huge comeback by artist Rita Ora. After separating ways with Roc Nation and signing with Atlantic Records, she finally got the freedom every artist should have. This album includes pop/dance-pop/contemporary RnB songs with amazing production and great vocals. She poured her heart out in this one and you can even feel her pain and everything she went through in the album closing track "Soul Survivor". Expand
  4. Nov 25, 2018
    10
    It is fair to say that the wait for "RO2" had started way back in the day of March 2014, when I Will Never Let You Down was released. FastIt is fair to say that the wait for "RO2" had started way back in the day of March 2014, when I Will Never Let You Down was released. Fast forward to November 2018, Ora has overcome many trials and tribulations to produce an absolute pop masterpiece, which has already produced 5 UK top 10 singles (Anywhere, Let You Love Me, Lonely Together, Your Song and For You) as well as the top 40 hit Girls- which deserved a top 10... The album really shows Ora as an artist and some of my favourite songs are Let You Love Me, New Look and Cashmere. Now I actually can't wait for #RO3! Expand
  5. NjM
    Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Extremamente perfeito negas. Lenda viva passou 6 anos na luta mas não decepcionou em nada. MASTERPIECE
  6. Nov 24, 2018
    10
    Easily the best pop album of the year, anywhere, your song, lonely together are now classics to Europeans and this album is a breeze to pop music !
  7. Nov 27, 2018
    6
    Phoenix is more like a list of issues that have played non-stop radio in recent months than a focused and cohesive album, yet has some veryPhoenix is more like a list of issues that have played non-stop radio in recent months than a focused and cohesive album, yet has some very interesting songs that are worth giving you an try to listen to. Still, Phoenix represents a quantum leap in Ora, this album seems already forgotten and many of its followers today just remember, since it was released more than 6 years ago. Expand

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