Shawn Mendes - Wonder
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #787 / 821
User Score
Based on 482 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1029
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

Even though Wonder is his fourth studio album, it often feels like the sound of an artist still discovering himself in real time.

80
AllMusic

It's not so much that Wonder feels stiff or stuffy, as if Mendes were writing songs for an older version of himself. Rather, Mendes attempts a variety of styles and sounds while also expanding his emotional range.

70
Rolling Stone
The sensitive pop heartthrob makes romance sound sweet and scary on his fourth album.
70
Clash
Overall, the record is ambitious as it aims to explore genres, stories and showcase Mendes artistic evolution all at once. It doesn’t always succeed, at times feeling too shallow for it to be as impactful as Mendes intended it to be. But when it succeeds, there’s no flaw to be picked out and for that it’s worth a listen.
50
Pitchfork
The pop heartthrob’s lovestruck fourth album comes across like your friend who just got into a relationship and won’t shut up about it: You’re happy for them and also tremendously bored.
40
The Guardian
Mendes has a good voice and is occasionally inventive – here’s hoping he has a future beyond soundtracking weddings.
40
The Independent
Throughout this record, Mendes’s savvy songwriting team are harking back to retro influences to suit the vintage ice cream parlour shades of the singer's shirts.
eliiscool5
72

Wow, I'm liking this way more than I probably should.

I didn't like his music before. He seems like a harmless guy, but his music is just so overplayed. Stitches and Treat You Better were so bland and uninteresting, and of course, BETTER THAN HE CAN, amirite? Up top. And even don't get me started on Senorita, I had a month-long camp in Australia, and Senorita played in the aux every night in campfires. And ooh la la la, I can't ooh la la last any longer in this existence if I hear that song ... read more

Rater
48

There's nothing likeable about this new Shawn Mendes record, even though "Wonder" is a slightly different direction and can be seen as an artistic growth for the singer, it's still, in its core, offensively generic pop music hiding behind surprisingly above average instrumentals.

Shawn Mendes spends this whole album singing about the same love stories he has been writing for the past 5 years, nothing more, nothing less, it's the exact same. It's just so stereotypical - the ... read more

Maqtheus
30

O que esperar de alguém que já afirmou ter Justin Bieber como ídolo? Pois bem, essa e outras perguntas são facilmente respondidas quando damos play em 'Wonder', o novo álbum do Shawn Mendes.

Após uma estréia bombástica que lhe rendeu ótimos números e uma base de fãs típica dos artistas teen, Shawn Mendes sempre pareceu querer dizer algo sério nas suas obras, em seus três primeiros álbuns ... read more

JoshuaTheStarr
49

I'm just gonna do a short-mode review here, but it's a really mid-tier album from me. The tracks were really hit-or-miss. I think many of them could've benefited from more sequencing, and I didn't like when they stripped away musical ideas just to add them back for the next repetition of the chorus, it made it too repetitive. I think the album is at its best when it switches up its sound and dives into different genres. I would love to see Mendes do something more akin to what Dua Lipa did on ... read more

elitimesfour
75

Lot of mid songs but the highlights are so fantastic + the production is very nice

baratacorn4
15

Intro: 2/10

Wonder: 3/10

Higher: 6/10

24 hours: 7/10

Teach: cópia de Higher - 5.5/10

Call My Friends: a única coisa boa desse inferno - 9/10

Always: 7/10

Look: 5.5/10

Dream: HORRÍVEL!! O HELLO HELLO É DE MATAR - 0/10

Piece Of You: o refrão cagou a música, a voz do Shawn ficou muito FORÇADA, deu não - 0/10

305: 7/10

Can't Imagine: 0/10

Song: SOOOOOOOOOOOONG! uma das piores músicas que já ouvi na vida - ... read more

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Track List

1Intro
1:02
75
2Wonder
2:52
87
3Higher
2:40
75
424 Hours
2:30
63
5Teach Me How To Love
3:22
83
6Call My Friends
2:51
55
7Dream
3:34
81
8Song For No One
3:11
63
9Monster
2:58
75
10305
3:09
67
11Always Been You
2:47
82
12Piece Of You
2:55
68
13Look Up At The Stars
3:31
73
14Can't Imagine
2:29
53
Total Length: 39 minutes
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Added on: September 28, 2020