Shania Twain - Now
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #644 / 668
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
September 29, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury Nashville / Label
Country Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

This is a record bursting with indecision and excess, but that excess is revealing; we're shown more of Shania's emotion than ever here. It's enough to make Now one of the best pop albums of the year.

83
Entertainment Weekly
Those who would disparage her for not sounding like the “old Shania” are missing the point of this album — and with songs this good, they’re missing out, too.
70
Rolling Stone
Shania is taking inspiration from the expansively chaotic sound of contemporary country pop – a sound she helped to shape in the first place.
66
Pitchfork

Shania Twain’s fifth studio album and first in 15 years feels courageous. Her songs are modern and pleasant but the specter of her life’s temporary collapse hangs over its best tracks.

60
The Guardian
Now is a strong comeback that plays to Twain’s strengths, but it could have done with some more of her feisty, Brad Pitt-skewering self, and fewer inspirational metaphors.
50
AllMusic

Now feels fussy, as if every element was triple-guessed because the pressure to have a triumphant comeback was too great.

50
Consequence of Sound
Without the big, chewy hooks, the songs tend to bleed together indistinguishably in hindsight.
20
Drowned in Sound
Now isn't going to fool anyone, except maybe the 'yaaass queen' crowd and grandparent-pandering radio. What was promised to be Twain's 'very, very pure' album is anything but.
20
Clash
The songs are forgettable odes to familiar topics - home, heartbreak, dusting yourself off and picking yourself back up - that wouldn’t get a second glance if they’d been penned by someone less famous.
Jan 8, 2018
RihannaRTT
75
A legendary resurrection from Shania Twain, 15 years after her last studio album. In the summer of 2017, Twain dropped the lead single 'Life's About to Get Good'; a premonition that was not only about the future, but also her upcoming #1 album. While there aren't really any massive stand-outs on this album in the same vein as former Twain hits (ex: 'Whose Bed Have You Boots Been Under', 'Honey I'm Home' and 'That Don't Impress Me Much'), the album packages itself as a solid and cohesive ... read more
Dec 31, 2017
kelanobrien
40
This is a decent album. A lot of really good moments. But there are a lot of tracks that I just find so boring. And I find the second half of the album so hard to listen to because of the “Where Do You Think You’re Going” to “Because of You” set that just makes me stop paying attention.
Nov 30, 2017
thinkingofyou
60
Thankfully Shania finally released her fifth studio album "Now".
Lyrically it's a really good album. She wrote every track herself.
Sadly her lyme disease which caused to change and weaken her voice a lot makes the songs much less enjoyable, getting to a point where you just are hurt for her. Production-wise the album is great, one highlight being "Light of My Life".
Shania also ventures more into the pop landscape, most notable in the track "Let's Kiss and Make ... read more
Oct 24, 2017
zeyadreda
15
You just waited 15 years to write this album!!!, funny 'cuz it's the same rate i was thinkin' of =)))
my top 3 songs are:
1- I'm Alright
2- Soldier
3- N/A
srsly 12 songs i couldn't find 3 tracks to love XD, i just liked I'm Alright and may be Soldier a little bit, rather than that i found the other 10 songs are fuckin' forgettable as shit.
why i'm seeing some people calling her queen !!, what kind of a queen is she XD.
Track List
  1. Swingin' With My Eyes Closed
  2. Home Now
  3. Light of My Life
  4. Poor Me
  5. Who's Gonna Be Your Girl
  6. More Fun
  7. I'm Alright
  8. Roll Me On the River
  9. We Got Something They Don't
  10. You Can't Buy Love
  11. Life's About To Get Good
  12. Soldier
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Added on: June 16, 2017