Shawn Mendes - Wonder
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #776 / 809
User Score
Based on 418 ratings
2020 Ratings: #945
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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
ParthanyJobtano
60
kinda basic but
shawn finally pulls through with
a decent album

his songwriting still
kinda blunt but his voice and
production carries

still long way to go
but is a good step forward
amaze me next time
MattsReviews
58
It's not a very good sign when Justin Bieber is the only feature on your album..

Shawn Mendes' "Wonder" is a very disappointing middle of the road album. But what do we really expect? He came up as a very simple pop artist but whenever he released his single Wonder, my perspective of him completely changed. Everything was so good, so what happened?

Stylistically, this is much different for Shawn. Before he would stay to the usual pop formula, not really bringing much new to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Wonder
  3. Higher
  4. 24 Hours
  5. Teach Me How to Love
  6. Call My Friends
  7. Dream
  8. Song for No One
  9. Monster
  10. 305
  11. Always Been You
  12. Piece of You
  13. Look Up at the Stars
  14. Can't Imagine
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Added on: September 28, 2020