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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
    This album is a зaradise for ears. I love Ariana and her music. It's too beautiful.
  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
    Mais uma vez um trabalho incrível dessa mulher, nunca decepcionou desde 2013
  4. Aug 24, 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 di Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    An amazing album . She is so talented and deserves a 80+ on metacritics for her voice and her growth in the music scene
  6. Aug 18, 2018
    8
    Very cohesive. It's more of my preference musically. It's great that she's doing something different from the usual sound that the generalVery cohesive. It's more of my preference musically. It's great that she's doing something different from the usual sound that the general public usually knows her for, but is still very much "her". Lyrically, she sings more about her feelings and other topics and not just sing about love. While not all tracks are..."worthy", it's still an overall good album. Definitely not as bad as most people say (though they're probably biased, trolling, etc.). People need to at least appreciate the effort that was put in this album. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    bad melodies, bad compositions, the album in general is tiring seems never to end, one of the worst albums of the year without a doubt! Arianabad melodies, bad compositions, the album in general is tiring seems never to end, one of the worst albums of the year without a doubt! Ariana disappointment! Expand

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