Justin Bieber - Justice
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2021 Ratings: #559 / 585
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2021 Ratings: #751
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Irish Times

Created when he was locked in and feeling down, Justice sees Bieber loosen up – and it’s a relief, because, as hesitant as he is to be a popstar, he plays the role so well.

80
NME
With bangers, ballads and heartfelt moments, the hopeless romantic with a penchant for self reflection and tackling world issues is back. Beliebers rejoice!
80
The Independent

It’s been just over a year since Bieber released his worst album. He’s returned with his best.

80
Gigwise

Justin has finally granted himself the Justice he deserves with an album worthy of every bit of praise it gets. Justin has finally found himself again.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Sixteen tracks of feathery, mostly midtempo bedroom jams set off a ways downstream from the sweet candyfloss of his teen years and the giddy, electrified bangers of the Purpose era.

72
Pitchfork
Underneath the ill-advised MLK quotes, youโ€™ll find an earnest pop album that unearths the charisma and agility that helped make Bieber a star.
70
Clash

A work of subtle progression, its evangelical appeal is dimmed by the familiarity of those colossal singles. As fuel for the continuation of Justin Bieber’s mission, however, there’s much here to reaffirm your faith.

70
PopMatters

Justice is more likely to be remembered as another exhibit proving Justin Bieber is a pop music force rather than its conceptual rhetoric.

70
AllMusic

Justice is one of Bieber's steadiest releases, among the easiest to play from start to finish.

70
FLOOD Magazine

While Changes was dialed into its R&B grooves to a fault, Justice is more interested in expanding Bieber’s reach. There’s a deceptive level of texture and variety here—Bieber stakes out an agreeable middle ground between warm familiarity and bold diversion.

70
The Young Folks
After struggling with addiction and dealing with a rocky start to his novel marriage, it appears that Bieber has made his most authentic and forthright body of work to date.
60
Evening Standard

With more co-writers than the Bible, no wonder there’s little to fault in the precision-tooled pop on offer. It was just a mistake to think that he was going to have something significant to say this time.

60
The Forty-Five

‘Justice’ breaks no ground – certainly not politically, nor musically, though its poppier lean and talented team of collaborators will win back some listeners lost to ‘Changes’.

60
Exclaim!

Although Bieber created a decent body of work, it's hard to get past that the sentiments of the overall message is skewed by the lack of effort towards creating music that addresses any sort of justice or lack thereof.

50
Rolling Stone

The singer’s latest comes with tons of abject affection and a little misguided depth.

50
Consequence of Sound

Justice spins far more like an ode to his “hot wife” Hailey than it does a reckoning with any type of injustice, and it certainly doesn’t grapple in any way with a world rife with prominent racial struggles.

40
The Telegraph

The problem with Justice is that Bieber thinks his music is more powerful than it actually is.

40
The Guardian

The star has recast himself as a tender humanitarian, which means a civil rights speech shoehorned into an album of anaemic love songs.

30
The Needle Drop

To Justice's credit, none of its songs are quite as bad as “Yummy”.

20
The Observer

Bieber hits a new low with this tone-deaf set of gushing love songs overlaid with the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

thomaslind
45
I cannot believe that we live in a society where a song called MLK Interlude by Justin Bieber exists
eliiscool5
41
Before anything, I pledge you to not be harmful and insulting. If you do like the album, give Justin constructive support, if you don’t like the album, don’t be cynical, it leads to nowhere.

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Justin Bieber is a man with a tragic story. When his life crumbles, the whole world watches and cheers. Everyone, including himself, is at fault for ... read more
Doublez
39
According to the artist, the album Justice was supposed to be a gathering album that everyone could relate to, but in reality this album sounds like a purely personal Justice. Despite the good intentions that seemed sincere, the musical content is often too hollow, once you sweep away the first layer, you are left with a predictable pop album.

It's quite confusing how much I remember the time when Justin Bieber created a tsunami of his own and broke multitudes of records when he became the ... read more
SMTCubes
43
it's, like, not even that bad. but can we talk about how justin bieber made an entire album about how much he loves his wife then closed it out with a song about how lonely he is
MattsReviews
30
“Tired of myself making the same mistakes, made me re-evaluate the way I live.” ~ Justin Bieber

Bold claims from a man who can’t seem to make any good music after 13 years.

The unfortunate problems with “Justice” is a problem that mainstream pop has been having problems with for years. This saddening problem is that mainstream pop doesn’t really have much to vary with their music style, production, subject matter, etc. Fast forward to present day, you can ... read more
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Track List

12 Much
2:32
58
2Deserve You
3:07
61
3As I Am
2:54
feat. Khalid
53
4Off My Face
2:36
49
5Holy
3:32
51
6Unstable
2:38
54
7MLK Interlude
1:44
8
8Die For You
3:18
54
9Hold On
2:50
61
10Somebody
2:59
51
11Ghost
2:33
56
12Peaches
3:18
62
13Love You Different
3:06
feat. BEAM
45
14Loved By You
2:39
feat. Burna Boy
45
15Anyone
3:10
55
16Lonely
2:29
53
Total Length: 45 minutes
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Added on: February 26, 2021