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  • Summary: The first full-length studio release in nearly five years from the Canadian pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Clever, Kehlani, Lil Dicky, Post Malone, Quavo, Travis Scott, and Summer Walker.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    70
    His voice and the production are flawless, and his soul is in the right place — but there’s something airless about the album, too, like he could have left the window open a crack to let some sunshine in. For a Valentine’s Day album about love in bloom, it sounds surprisingly serious and dark, with a one-track-mind.
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    70
    On “Changes,” he finally stakes his claim, honing a vocal approach that’s soothing, tender although maybe slightly tentative, a middle ground between comfort and reluctance. It is an effective album, and also a deliberately unflashy one — Bieber is consistent and confident, and also not drawing too much attention to himself.
  3. Feb 28, 2020
    70
    While Bieber's voice still sounds like that of a mid- to late-teen, singing seems to come more naturally to him, and his falsetto pleas are neither bitter nor entitled, strictly genuine and adult.
  4. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    It just feels subdued and unassuming, which are curious things for mainstream pop to be. It’s a tentative, rather than all-guns-blazing, return, with a by-any-means-necessary bubblegum single dutifully tacked on to throw his record label a bone.
  5. Feb 18, 2020
    50
    It’s a record in total lust and fealty to Hailey; you’ll probably want to duck out to use the bathroom halfway through.
  6. Feb 18, 2020
    45
    Scattered bright spots come from guests—on “Forever,” Post Malone injects his destabilizing energy, singing with the urgency of someone in dire need of a bathroom. Kehlani’s appearance on “Get Me” enlivens the muted, Noah “40” Shebib-type beat. Otherwise, the only appealing moments appear in the last third, when Bieber sings over minimal accompaniment.
  7. 40
    This isn’t so much an album that would rile you to the point of turning it off. Rather, it washes over you, with its mostly average beats (“Forever” is a rare exception) and seemingly random cluster of guest features.

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  1. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    His voice has never sounded so good, every song has its own vibe to it and I just can’t get enough - there are no skips for me. Second emotionHis voice has never sounded so good, every song has its own vibe to it and I just can’t get enough - there are no skips for me. Second emotion is my favourite! Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    ESSE ÁLBUM É TUDOOOOOOOOOOOO MEU DEUS OBRIGADO POR TUDO JUSTIN BIEBER E HAILEY BIEBER
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Justin Bieber GOT THAT POWER! He is AWESOME. He is blessed. He is EVERYTHING Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    So down to earth best album yet can’t wait for more I love him so much that I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the rest of the year jb6
  5. Feb 15, 2020
    1
    All the tracks are so boring! I think fame has done a trick on him because he is not the same anymore.
  6. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    trash, everything that comes from this boy WITH NO TALENT it's bad

    he is the shame of the music industry, retiring is the best thing to do
  7. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    **** pile of an original songs , I didn’t even expect that much but this **** really was not expected I didn’t even expect that much but this**** pile of an original songs , I didn’t even expect that much but this **** really was not expected I didn’t even expect that much but this **** really was not expected Expand

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