Shania Twain - Now
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #701 / 725
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2017 Ratings: #712
September 29, 2017 / Release Date
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Mercury Nashville / Label
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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.
65
Not even close to her previous 3 diamond-certified albums, but good enough to be a truthful and emotional album. For a long-time Shania fan, it's worthy of waiting. Whether Shania is a true songwriter is no longer the mystery. Indeed she can write songs, but throughout this record, it proves that at least the hooks of her most significant songs were written mostly by her ex-husband Mutt. I like Shania's true emotions in this album, but I really don't like her overuse of autotune. She does not ... read more
alrightstill
70
o álbum é consistente e com ótimas letras, uma pena que é um pouco frustrante pelo tempo de espera e esquecível no repertório da artista.
erasedgomez
75
Poderia ter sido melhor sequenciado, boas músicas perdidas no meio do álbum, mas não deixa de ser um ótimo álbum. Bem-vinda de volta, rainha!
carsonnnelsonnn
80
1. Swingin' With My Eyes Closed = 100
2. Home Now = 80
3. Light of My Life = 40
4. Poor Me = 100
5. Who's Gonna Be Your Girl = 100
6. More Fun = 40
7. I'm Alright = 60
8. Roll Me On the River = 80
9. We Got Something They Don't = 100
10. You Can't Buy Love = 60
11. Life's About To Get Good = 100
12. Soldier = 100
kelanobrien
NR
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.
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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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