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Always In Between is Jess Glynne's second studio album that was released on October 12, 2018 by Atlantic Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Intro 1:40
  2. No One 3:40
  3. I'll Be There 3:14
  4. Thursday 3:34
  5. All I Am 3:39
  6. 1 2 3 3:11
  7. Never Let Me Go 3:29
  8. Broken 3:37
  9. Hate / Love 4:29
  10. Won't Say No 3:06
  11. Rollin 3:38
  12. Nevermind 3:43
  13. These Days (with Rudimental featuring Macklemore & Dan Caplen) 3:32

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Always In Between" debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 36,500 album-equivalent units during its first week of release, with a total of 24,820 physical sales (67% of overall units).

In doing so, Glynne scored her second UK number-one album, becoming the first British female artist to achieve a number-one album in the country in 2018.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Always In Between" has received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album has an average score of 60 out of 100 based on 4 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Alexis Petridis of The Guardian gave the album two stars out of five, calling it "generic Top 40 and soul-pop finished to a high standard".

While noting that the album is "influenced by classic soul, heavy on the blaring brass – not so much Amy Winehouse as her less emotionally wrenching contemporary Joss Stone – and, at the other, undemanding dance-pop topped by an immediately recognisable voice, the same idea that garnered M People vast success 20 years ago."

Petridis concluded that "[y]ou can see why people relate to it, you can tell it's going to be huge: it is what pop is in 2018, but the feeling that pop can be something rather more than this is hard to shake."

Will Hodgkinson of The Times gave the album the same rating, comparing tracks "No One" and "Broken" and their "teary verses and swelling choruses" to Adele but said the tracks "lack Adele's ability to evoke real feeling". He ultimately called the album "missing any real sense of character or expression."

In a more positive review, Maura Johnston, writing for Rolling Stone, said "she’s once again bridging the gap between bouncy pop-EDM and feisty soul, shaking off the malaise that’s struck too many of her playlisted peers in a way that lets Glynne serve as a one-woman rooting crew for herself and, by extension, anyone in need of a peppy pick-me-up" and gave the album three and a half stars.

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