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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: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. May 25, 2018
    80
    Mendes' strength is in romance, and more than ever before, this teenager seems like he not only believes the words he is singing, but he's actually lived through the emotions behind them.
  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. 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.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  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 16, 2018
    10
    ART. Shawn really DID that. Shawn offers a more mature album where he explores other themes besides love and breakup. It'a magnificent record.
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    HINÁRIO! MELHOR ALBUM DA CARREIRA PRODUÇÃO INCRIVEL SHAWN LENDA GALERA AMOOOO A MASTERPIECE
  4. May 25, 2018
    8
    Great album, with excellent lyrics and great songs. Very personal, but more of the same.
    The only weakness is musicality. No matter how much
    Great album, with excellent lyrics and great songs. Very personal, but more of the same.
    The only weakness is musicality. No matter how much Shawn finds himself as a musician, the songs are more of the same, giving the impression that they are all the same - in the instrumental issue. What's more, incredible album and truly memorable songs.
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  5. May 26, 2018
    6
    He promised more than what he delivered, there's a lack of powerful moments in his songs. The use of falsettos is way too repetitive, it's okHe promised more than what he delivered, there's a lack of powerful moments in his songs. The use of falsettos is way too repetitive, it's ok in a song or two but not in almost every song. I love his voice but his falsettos are not that goodntpyet to be used in almost every song. Lyrically is a good album but when it comes to beats it's like I'm listening to the same song, notching new and nothing surprising. In my blood, youth and why are the only songs I enjoy. I think he should stick to his chest voice. Expand
  6. May 26, 2018
    5
    As músicas do álbum são boas, o único problema é a falta de autenticidade. O álbum soa como o Illuminate com pegadas de Handwritten.
  7. May 29, 2018
    0
    SI LO QUE BUSCAS ES RELLENO PARA TU SOSTEN ESTE ALBUM ES PERFECTO PARA TI,QUE DECEPCIÓN

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