Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #453 / 722
User Score
Based on 207 ratings
2018 Ratings: #765
May 25, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

‘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.

80
The Independent

With his latest effort, the 19-year-old singer moves beyond stereotypical relationship woes and goes for something more personal.

80
Rolling Stone

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.

80
AllMusic

Picking up the thread left dangling from 2016's Illuminate, Shawn Mendes decides to create an even more fashionable set of soulful pop on his eponymous 2018 album.

60
The Guardian

His attempt to detoxify pop masculinity is admirable, but you’re left yearning for a bit of rough and tumble.

51
Pitchfork

Mendes deserves credit for recognizing the limits of youthful exuberance and proactively broadening his approach. But Shawn Mendes leaves a key question unanswered: What makes this guy different?

LepardRyan
40
Wow 2 Charlie Puth albums in one month???????

Edit: Don't even know why I bothered listening to this, so boring
JoaoSantos
53
Shawn Mendes's self-titled is a slight but still not impressive improvement from the rest of his career. It tries to approach different song topics like anxiety and being young (while still keeping the cliché themes of being in love). The instrumentation, while still being really basic has improved and Shawn's vocals are also more mature. It's a tolerable project.
frienderman
72
(((The album cover gives me serious flashbacks to that one Sprite commercial with Drake circa 2011.)))

Shawn Mendes' eponymous album is a defining moment in his musical career as it's his most cohesive and realized work yet; a true statement in who Shawn Mendes has become since his YouTube singing days. Although not perfect, this album is a fine example of modern pop music's pinnacle, and is a pleasant listen that ensures summer bops.
goncalocouto
50
"Shawn Mendes" really really disappointed me.

✅ In My Blood | Lost in Japan | Because I Had You | Youth
35
It's another characteristic album by Shawn Mendes. The same sounds, the same letters with the same messages as always. There is nothing innovative in his career and it is more and more of the same.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#4/TIME
#8/People
#23/Billboard

Track List

  1. In My Blood
  2. Nervous
  3. Lost in Japan
  4. Where Were You in the Morning?
  5. Like to Be You (feat. Julia Michaels)
  6. Fallin' All in You
  7. Particular Taste
  8. Why
  9. Because I Had You
  10. Queen
  11. Youth (feat. Khalid)
  12. Mutual
  13. Perfectly Wrong
  14. When You're Ready
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