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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the pop singer features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams.
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God is a Woman
[Chorus] You, you love it how I move you You love it how I touch you My one, when all is said and done You'll believe God is a woman And I, I feel it... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 91
    A fascinating and sneakily complex pop album that adds new creative wrinkles to Grande’s already estimable repertoire.
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    90
    Ariana Grande’s fourth and most delightful album.
  3. Aug 24, 2018
    83
    Confident and empowered, Sweetener illustrates once again that Grande is an unparalleled pop chameleon.
  4. 80
    Ariana’s core fanbase are bound to find an instant, sugar-rush of pleasure in this fascinating side-step from an artist who – until now – has made her name by stomping down the traditional pop path.
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    80
    The songs are shiny and catchy of course. ... Yet there’s an uncommon sense of self-possession to this album--a kind of ecstatic calm--that sets it apart from everything else on Top 40 radio right now.
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    70
    For the most part, though, the formula results in an album that's both consistent and refined, a reflection of Grande's growing awareness of herself as an artist and her place in the world.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    60
    It sounds like the work of an artist torn between doing exactly what she pleases and, perhaps understandably under the circumstances, giving her audience what they want. But there’s no doubt which of these impulses is more successful artistically.

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  1. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    Ariana just released one of her best albums. She has experimented a lot with new artists like Missy Elliot and the album is 75% produced byAriana just released one of her best albums. She has experimented a lot with new artists like Missy Elliot and the album is 75% produced by Pharrel Williams who has a strange sound but good. Ariana serves vocals in some songs but also has a sweet voice in other ones , good combination. She keeps her pop sound but also mixes new sounds which is amazing! It's very worthy to listen. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    sem dúvidas é o trabalho mais diferente da Ariana, ao contrário de seus álbuns anteriores, Sweetener explora outro lado da voz dela,sem dúvidas é o trabalho mais diferente da Ariana, ao contrário de seus álbuns anteriores, Sweetener explora outro lado da voz dela, literalmente algo mais "sweet". Grande com este álbum assume riscos em sua carreira ao unir-se com Pharrell Williams que vem de um vasto histórico de canções "fora de sincronia" do que está fazendo sucesso hoje em dia, explorando outras formas, como por exemplo em the light is coming que é totalmente diferente do que está no topo dos charts hoje em dia Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    Perfeito. Melhor álbum da princesa do pop até agora! Inovou em tudo, saiu da sua zona de conforto. Está impecável!!
  4. Aug 23, 2018
    10
    Sem dúvida este é um dos melhores álbuns da carreira da Ariana Grande, soube optar entre uma divisão enorme de ritmos e sons, sabendo manterSem dúvida este é um dos melhores álbuns da carreira da Ariana Grande, soube optar entre uma divisão enorme de ritmos e sons, sabendo manter um conceito entre todos eles e por não utilizar o bem dito auto-tune para disfarçar a voz, possuindo uma voz agradável e doce. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    O melhor álbum da Ariana, provando facilmente que ela é sim, a voz da geração e que sai da sua zona de conforto facilmente, agradando aquelesO melhor álbum da Ariana, provando facilmente que ela é sim, a voz da geração e que sai da sua zona de conforto facilmente, agradando aqueles que tem bom gosto rs Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    8
    Sweetener finds an Ariana with the eagerness to experiment and explore her "artist" side, much like her idol Imogen Heap (sampling her inSweetener finds an Ariana with the eagerness to experiment and explore her "artist" side, much like her idol Imogen Heap (sampling her in Goodnight n Go), while preserving her Pop Star persona, therefore forgetting that experimenting entails walking through uncharted terrain, in which Sweetener rarely strays. It is noticeable that in the cuts produced by Ilya and Pop deity Max Martin (God Is A Woman and Breathin) we can hear an Ariana that is comfortable and secure of her singing abilities (preserving the sound she experimented with in Dangerous Woman), while she feels somehow drowned in the songs produced by Pharrell Williams, overtaking much of Ariana's identity as a singer in spite of the impeccable production. Regardless, Sweetener is an enjoyable ride in the artistry of a singer with one of the best voices in the current Pop landscape and a good footnote in her, hopefully, long-lasting career. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    bad melodies, bad compositions, the album in general is tiring seems never to end, one of the worst albums of the year without a doubt! Arianabad melodies, bad compositions, the album in general is tiring seems never to end, one of the worst albums of the year without a doubt! Ariana disappointment! Expand

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