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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop singer features guest appearances from Big Sean, Diplo, Halsey, Travis Scott, and Skrillex.
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Love Yourself
For all the times that you rain on my parade And all the clubs you get in using my name You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake You... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 83
    Bieber’s sound is much more deliberately of the moment: a skittering, metallic synthesis of dance music and modern R&B whose evolution probably owes a lot to new-school collaborators Diplo and Skrillex, as well as the lesser-known production wizard Poo Bear.
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    80
    Despite its countless co-writers and producers, chief among them Bieber’s bestie Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, the album boasts a consistent palette of lush, low-key electro-dance sounds: sun-warped synths, chipmunk accent vocals, rattling trap hi-hats, and loads of bass.... It’s in this Spotify-age blend of dance, hip-hop, R&B and classic smooth-dude vocalizing that Bieber truly shows his growth.
  3. Nov 16, 2015
    75
    Notably shy of repetitive stadium-sized singalongs, it's a more intimate and mature affair on all accounts. By quieting things down, Justin Bieber may just drown out the noise.
  4. Nov 12, 2015
    60
    The musical direction owes much to co-producer Skrillex, whose unexpectedly subtle electronic palette complements Bieber’s affectedly breathy voice. The voice soon palls, but the songs are often interesting.
  5. Nov 18, 2015
    60
    The acerbic kiss-off Love Yourself feels like an honest stab at subverting the standard breakup ballad, but elsewhere his lyrics are overly concerned with righteousness and keeping things PG-rated.
  6. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    A bumpy, oddly compelling restart, Purpose should hook open-minded pop fans who previously paid him no mind, and it could even win back some of those who wrote Bieber off years ago.
  7. Nov 18, 2015
    33
    Skrillex and Diplo successfully serve up twitchy beats ready to incite anything with a pulse, but the sentiment at the album’s core leans toward insufferable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 334
  1. Nov 14, 2015
    10
    This album has versatility and clearly shows how much JB has matured as an artist. I honestly believe that he has made a great impact withThis album has versatility and clearly shows how much JB has matured as an artist. I honestly believe that he has made a great impact with this album. He is the sound of the future. Very impressive. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    I'm a 21 year old guy who has never actually clicked with JB's tunes in the past AT ALL, and to be honest, this album is really, really great.I'm a 21 year old guy who has never actually clicked with JB's tunes in the past AT ALL, and to be honest, this album is really, really great. The production includes electro, trap and synth beats, and this album contains some great features like Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean and Skrillex. Lyrically, it is decent, and his voice really goes well on the production. Overall, for those who dislike JB, this album does have some bangers and some good tracks, so check it out. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2020
    10
    I love it.....................................................................................……………
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    Perfect mix of dance and emotional songs. The album shows his range and it’s a huge step forward from his previous work. Well done.
  5. Mar 23, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. His biggest era with his biggest debuts and hits. It was the rebirth of Justin. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2015
    7
    The album is good, though not great, is very common than he already did, and I think it should have modified, like the album, but notThe album is good, though not great, is very common than he already did, and I think it should have modified, like the album, but not extremely good, so my score is 7 Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    Lixoso. Sabe nem fazer música direito esse Bostinha. Mal caráter; machista; vitimista. Lixo de álbum.

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