10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The second album from The Voice’s Season 6 standout, released a year after her 2016 death, showcases both Christina Grimmie’s formidable voice and her songwriting abilities (she cowrote every track). She sounds giddy on the feisty kiss-off “Echo” and blooms into full-on torch-song splendor on the longing ballad “Crowded Room”; the rebuke to haters “Pressure” is heartfelt yet biting, spotlighting her succinct lyrics. While taking in Grimmie’s maturity and talent is bittersweet—she was only 22 when she was murdered—All Is Vanity proves that she elevated the pop game during her brief time in it.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The second album from The Voice’s Season 6 standout, released a year after her 2016 death, showcases both Christina Grimmie’s formidable voice and her songwriting abilities (she cowrote every track). She sounds giddy on the feisty kiss-off “Echo” and blooms into full-on torch-song splendor on the longing ballad “Crowded Room”; the rebuke to haters “Pressure” is heartfelt yet biting, spotlighting her succinct lyrics. While taking in Grimmie’s maturity and talent is bittersweet—she was only 22 when she was murdered—All Is Vanity proves that she elevated the pop game during her brief time in it.

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