Shania Twain - Now
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #906 / 938
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
2017 Rank: #872
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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.
40
Mojo
Producers Ron Anielo and Matthew Koma stick to the formula. And it's not enough.
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.
LukasLima
67

"Now" é um álbum muito importante na vida e carreira da lenda do country Shania Twain, na carreira por ser o primeiro álbum dela em 15 anos desde o "Up!" de 2002 e na vida, pois ele veio após uma longa batalha da cantora contra a doença de lyme que a prejudicou muito, a doença havia tomado conta da voz dela e por isso ficou um longo tempo sem lançar nada.
Segundo Shania, esse foi o disco que ela mais teve dificuldade de fazer, ... read more

nightclubbing
77

Shania's first album in 15 years is not bad to be honest, I had listened to this record back when it came out and I remember liking it but I never listened to it again, years later I can say, though not as catchy and great as her previous albums, it holds up pretty well within her catalog.

Highlights: Poor Me, Light of My Life, I'm Alright, All In All.

musicbox
70

After 15 years since her last record and facing vocal problems Shania returns with her fifth studio album "Now". Her voice sounds really different but considering the problems she had with it it's a miracle she can still sing, sure it isn't as light as it used to be but now it has a rich deeper tone. She managed to write this whole record by herself (which is really impressive), most of the lyrics are good. The music isn't as catchy as her previous albums but this album still has its ... read more

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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