Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #479 / 841
User Score
Based on 364 ratings
2018 Ratings: #671
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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
Flamingooooo
30
In my Blood is perfect but after that it’s just typical boring acoustic pop with no substance whatsoever😌
At least it’s not cringy though
Docky
35
Do you like interesting lyrics? Variety in an album? Artists who show growth? Anything that's unique or recognizable outside of "This is so bad it's prb him"? Memorable hooks? Singers with charm?

You probably do but Shawn Mendes clearly doesn't

But then again... who cares if its at least enjoyable? Well... to me at least, this was so god damn boooooooooooooorrrrrriiiiiinnngggg and personality devoid... what even makes this dude any different from literally any other guy with a ... read more
CadeGilbert
88
okay but this album is a HUGE guilty pleasure album for me. i’ve been coming back to this album super consistently for like the past like two years and there’s just something about it that’s keeping me hooked. it’s actually a pretty good album and i don’t know why people don’t take this more seriously
Quet
60
Shawn Mendes needs just a meter more of rhyme and reason.
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Year End 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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Added on: April 26, 2018