Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Nov 15, 2018
    100
    This is music potent and adventurous enough to grip you without you understanding a word of what she’s actually singing.
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    88
    It is one of the most exciting and passionately composed albums to appear not only in the global bass tradition but in the pop and experimental spheres this year.
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 20, 2018
    80
    A bastion of control and quaking vulnerability that strikes a match against its sombre surrounds. [Jan 2019, p.113]
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Despite--or perhaps because of--its brevity (just over 30 minutes), El Mal Querer is arresting in its tension, passion, and creative ingenuity.
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Rosalía’s new album, El Mal Querer, is less rigorous than its predecessor, though even easier to like. ... It’s also extremely effective.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
  2. Negative: 10 out of 88
  1. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    No other album this year is so mature, incredible and well written and produced as this one. Hands down
  2. Nov 21, 2018
    10
    El Mal Querer is more than a new fusion-pop and flamenco made in Spain. Good production, good composition and extreme good interpretation. SheEl Mal Querer is more than a new fusion-pop and flamenco made in Spain. Good production, good composition and extreme good interpretation. She is Rosalia in all the songs. The pop music world don´t have anybody like Rosalia with this merge (like for instance M.I.A. with hindu music) and this is extremely important in this 21st century music full of clones of Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, etc... Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    10
    Complex, deep and full of references, Miss Rosalía delivered a revolutionary body of work, breaking standarts for spanish music. Album of the year