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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the pop singer features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams.
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God is a Woman
[Chorus] You, you love it how I move you You love it how I touch you My one, when all is said and done You'll believe God is a woman And I, I feel it... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 91
    A fascinating and sneakily complex pop album that adds new creative wrinkles to Grande’s already estimable repertoire.
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    90
    Ariana Grande’s fourth and most delightful album.
  3. Aug 24, 2018
    83
    Confident and empowered, Sweetener illustrates once again that Grande is an unparalleled pop chameleon.
  4. 80
    Ariana’s core fanbase are bound to find an instant, sugar-rush of pleasure in this fascinating side-step from an artist who – until now – has made her name by stomping down the traditional pop path.
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    80
    The songs are shiny and catchy of course. ... Yet there’s an uncommon sense of self-possession to this album--a kind of ecstatic calm--that sets it apart from everything else on Top 40 radio right now.
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    70
    For the most part, though, the formula results in an album that's both consistent and refined, a reflection of Grande's growing awareness of herself as an artist and her place in the world.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    60
    It sounds like the work of an artist torn between doing exactly what she pleases and, perhaps understandably under the circumstances, giving her audience what they want. But there’s no doubt which of these impulses is more successful artistically.

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Score distribution:
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    Best album ever! high notes i love this!!!!!!!!!! Best female singer actually!
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    sem dúvidas é o trabalho mais diferente da Ariana, ao contrário de seus álbuns anteriores, Sweetener explora outro lado da voz dela,sem dúvidas é o trabalho mais diferente da Ariana, ao contrário de seus álbuns anteriores, Sweetener explora outro lado da voz dela, literalmente algo mais "sweet". Grande com este álbum assume riscos em sua carreira ao unir-se com Pharrell Williams que vem de um vasto histórico de canções "fora de sincronia" do que está fazendo sucesso hoje em dia, explorando outras formas, como por exemplo em the light is coming que é totalmente diferente do que está no topo dos charts hoje em dia Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    it's like a candy, very tasty candy. i feel ease n freedom. good work, ariana!! sm love
  4. Jan 14, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. El mejor álbum que pudo sacar Ariana, simplemente es arte de principio a fin, colaborando con nuevos artistas y dando a conocer su otro lado más artístico. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2018
    10
    Si. Dudas, lo mejor de lo mejor
  6. Mar 19, 2019
    7
    "Sweetener" is a grower. With the drastic change of sound it has, it definitely shocks the audience and keeps you wondering which direction"Sweetener" is a grower. With the drastic change of sound it has, it definitely shocks the audience and keeps you wondering which direction she's trying to go. Although it is a very cohesive album, there are some songs that are amazing and others that are just not it; some of the production lacks that "Ariana" feel. The lyrics are very basic, considering it is an album that was supposed to tell her story after all the pain she had been through previous her release. This was definitely a promising transition from full pop to pop-R&B, leaving her audience with high hopes and wanting more. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Buack con este álbum, pasando la sweetmierda. Cagariana cuando no siendo la burla universal.

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