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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. Feb 14, 2020
    70
    Very chill — and often very pretty.
  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 18, 2020
    70
    Those that have heard lead single Yummy will essentially be able to form their view on Changes without listening to it: if they find it icky and monotonous then that will be how they perceive the whole album, whereas those that think it’s catchy and well-produced are well and truly in luck.
  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
    58
    Artists can certainly grow up and mature without losing their edge or creative spark. Changes, however, is ultimately a transitional record that finds Bieber navigating how to reconcile adulthood with pop stardom—and discovering that, at least in his case, this merger is a tricky one.
  6. 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.
  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
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  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    His best work so far. Honestly every song is pure art! Definitely check it out, congratulations Justin ❤️
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    Amazing! I love this new sound from Bieber, R&B totally suits him. Keep it coming!
  5. Feb 16, 2020
    4
    Justin Bieber has unquestionably been one of the biggest pop stars of this generation. Ruling the 2010s, the Canadian singer has come back toJustin Bieber has unquestionably been one of the biggest pop stars of this generation. Ruling the 2010s, the Canadian singer has come back to the musical scene after a long hiatus which he took advantage of to marry his fellow wife Hailey. After telling the world Bieber suffers of Lyme disease, had hard-to-deal with drug addictions and promised to change his terrible teenage behaviour, we all expected a touching album filled with emotional songs that perhaps would say sorry to some people for his past mistakes, expose the exploitation he suffered stepping into the music scene being so young etc. The wise always say: don't expect anything good thus you'll be able to omit deceptions. Well, apply this lesson to this album.
    "Changes" is a 50-minute long love letter to his wife. Almost too long for her. There's no other message in the album besides this one. The songs in it sound all the same from track 1 to track 17. Bieber has always relied on amazing an production in order to hide the lack of artistry he has. Don't get me wrong, I do not hate this artist, I just focus on the product he intends to sell us. Thus, Bieber has decided to come back to the game with a non-catchy album that feels like doesn't have bridges nor choruses.
    In conclusion, this album has been a terrible move for his carrier. It feels like Bieber hasn't even tried to make a good hip-hop/pop album like he used to do. So many things to be inspired by and he's only focusing on the most common and writing this cringy too extensive love letter?
    "Changes" is definitely a retrogression in his career coming from such an amazing project that "Purpose" (2015) was.
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  6. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. That is what this racist misogynist ugly drug addict white rat deserve..... Expand
  7. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    Album superficial com uma batida genérica. Nada que traga impacto!
    Para um retorno, soou fraco, principalmente para alguém com o nome forte,
    Album superficial com uma batida genérica. Nada que traga impacto!
    Para um retorno, soou fraco, principalmente para alguém com o nome forte, comercialmente falando.
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