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Shania Twain


Fifth album and first studio release for 15 years from the Canadian singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    One of the best pop albums of the year
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  2. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    Her songs are modern and pleasant but the specter of her life’s temporary collapse hangs over its best tracks
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  3. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    There's enough in these tracks to suggest there's a better album in here somewhere, though that's not to say it's bad, just safe
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  4. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Middle-aged balladry is kept to a minimum on an album of robust tunes
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    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
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  6. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Finds Twain coldly chasing trends rather than setting them
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  7. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Her old fans should appreciate this wiser, more mature Shania
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  8. 5.0 |   All Music

    Feels fussy, as if every element was triple-guessed because the pressure to have a triumphant comeback was too great
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  9. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Producers Ron Anielo and Matthew Koma stick to the formula. And it's not enough. Print edition only

  10. 2.0 |   Clash

    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
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  11. 2.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It's clear halfway through Now that Shania Twain's once brilliant method of rendering complexity into simplicity has been lost
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