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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Canadian pop singer features guest appearances from Khalid and Julia Michaels.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 31, 2018
    90
    Shawn Mendes is a remarkably well-crafted pop album that finds the singer trying on different styles, prominently showcasing his collaborators and making some flagrant references--yet his persona has become strong enough that he’s never overpowered by any of it.
  2. 80
    His impressive collective of collaborators--John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Julia Michaels and Khalid--all help foster Mendes’ music into a more mature space.
  3. 80
    Yes, there are lows: the mawkish ‘Why’ is as sticky as treacle and slushy ballad ‘Perfectly Wrong’ is an unwanted lull as the penultimate track on the album, but these are in the minority. In general, Shawn Mendes is a bright and bold new direction for the 19-year-old singer, as he leaves behind sickly choruses for brazen, guitar-ridden anthems; he sounds all the better for it.
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    There's a palpable sweetness to music that endures, even when a production is as bright and glistening as it is on Shawn Mendes. That bodes well for the future that Shawn Mendes is so evidently planning for.
  5. May 25, 2018
    60
    His attempt to detoxify pop masculinity is admirable, but you’re left yearning for a bit of rough and tumble.
  6. May 31, 2018
    51
    This looming sense of familiarity extends past the album’s musical elements and into its writing. Shawn Mendes is populated with stock characters: the girl who’s a little too high on her own supply, the girl worth waiting forever for, the girl who got away.
  7. May 25, 2018
    50
    Shawn Mendes is appealing if not wholly engaging, full of pleasantly anonymous songs that systematically obscure Mr. Mendes’s talents.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. May 27, 2018
    10
    The 19 years old Shawn Mendes . Came back with his 3rd Album selftitled , with new rhytms and more mature lyrics, The Canadian shows to theThe 19 years old Shawn Mendes . Came back with his 3rd Album selftitled , with new rhytms and more mature lyrics, The Canadian shows to the world how to grow up in music industry Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    The album explores many different genres that make it very interesting. For a 19 year old, he did a really good job.
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    HINÁRIO! MELHOR ALBUM DA CARREIRA PRODUÇÃO INCRIVEL SHAWN LENDA GALERA AMOOOO A MASTERPIECE
  4. May 30, 2018
    7
    Shawn Mendes is clearly a big talent, and he can only get better from here. This is a solid album, there weren't a lot of risks taken when itShawn Mendes is clearly a big talent, and he can only get better from here. This is a solid album, there weren't a lot of risks taken when it comes to what he sings about. He's a romantic and it suits him well.

    There is passion in his voice, the album starts with a banger and arguably the best song in this whole project, in my blood caught me by surprise on how far he can go vocally and it made a simply good song.

    The features here were all solid, but my favorite being Khalid, the 2 young artists coming together on a song called youth, just seems fitting, because they aren't only signing it, but they can also relate to what they're singing

    Solid album, i'd recommend anyone give a listen to
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  5. Jun 29, 2018
    6
    Suas músicas soam de forma igual, poeticamente falando. As letras possuem uma mesma linha de raciocínio, ainda que muito bem compostas. ValeSuas músicas soam de forma igual, poeticamente falando. As letras possuem uma mesma linha de raciocínio, ainda que muito bem compostas. Vale lembrar que cada música possui no mínimo dez compositores, com o nome de Shawn escondido entre eles. O forte deste disco é realmente a parte instrumental. Expand
  6. May 25, 2018
    5
    Sem duvidas que é o melhor album do Shawn, mas ainda assim é um álbum meia boca.
  7. May 31, 2018
    0
    Shawn Mendes is a slow album. All the songs are literally about the same thing and the production is simple. He needs to work on lyrics and creativity

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