WHO CARES? by Rex Orange County

Released: 11th March, 2022


WHO CARES? is an album by Rex Orange County. The album was released on Mar 11, 2022. It contains 11 songs.

Critic Reviews

  • Ever soothing and uplifting, the 11 tracks represent the sonic equivalent of a soft blanket - slightly used and tainted by a few patches, but comforting none-the-less.

    Rating: 80/100
    The Line of Best Fit
  • An album that’s definitively Rex Orange County, but welcoming enough to be for everyone, ‘Who Cares?’ is personal but oh so relatable. More than enough to ensure continued devotion remains.

    Rating: 80/100
  • The sound is more uniform and coherent than O’Connor’s earlier work.

    Rating: 80/100
    Evening Standard
  • On this joyous and uplifting fourth outing, the Hampshire-born singer-songwriter takes a walk on the bright side.

    Rating: 80/100
  • The record’s release in the genesis of a twee renaissance is near-perfect timing. ‘WHO CARES?’ delicately posits escapism as a human need, not a choice.

    Rating: 70/100
  • There is something for everyone to relate to or take away from ‘Who Cares?’ and it helps that it’s not too bad on the ears either.

    Rating: 70/100
  • WHO CARES? can ... feel a little over-produced and lacks the rawness of Apricot Princess or Pony.

    Rating: 60/100
  • Collaborations with American rappers such as Chance the Rapper and Tyler, the Creator might add an extra creative frisson to the music, but if you drill down deep enough, it is ROC’s dexterous touches to pop music – all present and correct here – that are the most endearing.

    Rating: 60/100
    The Irish Times
  • New album finds Alex O’Connor continuing to embrace jollier beats while owning his ambivalence.

    Rating: 60/100
    The Independent
  • Alex O’Connor has a knack for melody, but his unrelenting self-absorption leaves the resulting songs feeling flat and thin.

    Rating: 40/100
    The Guardian