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Country - Paru le 4 novembre 1997 | Mercury Nashville

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En 1995, le second album de Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, annonçait déjà l’arrivée de ce grand talent. Bye Bye les honky tonk girls aux looks extravagants, les robes longues pailletées et les brushings XXL démodés. 1997 a sa nouvelle diva de country-pop ! Avec son profil de mannequin américain, Shania Twain touche aussi bien les frontières de la country music qu’une honky tonk girl travaillant au ranch. Certes, Dolly Parton et Tammy Wynette furent, comme pour beaucoup, ses idoles de jeunesse, mais cela ne veut pas dire qu’il faut les imiter. Cette troisième sortie, Come On Over vient donc bousculer l’image quelque peu puritaine de Nashville et ouvre les portes à une country nouvelle. Rock this country ! comme elle le dit. Mais si Come On Over devient rapidement la plus grosse vente d’un album enregistré par une femme, il ne faut pas en oublier l’homme et le mari qui se cache derrière : Robert John Mutt Lange, producteur qui a toujours su s’entourer convenablement et travailler avec des artistes de renom à l'instar d'AC/DC, Britney Spears, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga ou encore Muse.Logique évidente que d’accompagner sa femme dans sa carrière et notamment d’écrire certaines de ses chansons, combinaison parfaite qui réussit à la Canadienne. Lange a su réveiller le côté sexy et punchy de cette country moderne. Shania Twain incarne la femme forte, séduisante et autonome qui s’épanouit dans un monde moderne sans en oublier ses valeurs traditionnelles. Sur ce thème assumé, elle engage une performance vocale de taille sur Man I Feel Like a Woman. A la fois sensuelle et romantique (You’re Still the One ou From this Moment on), elle met aussi le feu avec des morceaux un peu plus pop-rock sans oublier les riffs de fiddles (Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)). Elle s’aventure même jusqu’aux beats dansants pour un ensemble pop-électro et ose dire That Don’t Impress Me Much. Come On Over peut à la première écoute passer pour un album lambda des années 90 mais il s’avère bien plus riche et construit. Shania Twain a bouleversé bien des codes mais a aussi permis à d’autres artistes de s’épanouir sur cette country moderne. Il ne faut pas oublier de mentionner que même les grands acteurs politiques ont usé du charme de la chanteuse, comme Hilary Clinton en 2008, qui faisait campagne pour les présidentielles sur le titre Rock this Country !… © Clara Bismuth/Qobuz
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Country - Paru le 4 novembre 1997 | Mercury Nashville

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En 1995, le second album de Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, annonçait déjà l’arrivée de ce grand talent. Bye Bye les honky tonk girls aux looks extravagants, les robes longues pailletées et les brushings XXL démodés. 1997 a sa nouvelle diva de country-pop ! Avec son profil de mannequin américain, Shania Twain touche aussi bien les frontières de la country music qu’une honky tonk girl travaillant au ranch. Certes, Dolly Parton et Tammy Wynette furent, comme pour beaucoup, ses idoles de jeunesse, mais cela ne veut pas dire qu’il faut les imiter. Cette troisième sortie, Come On Over vient donc bousculer l’image quelque peu puritaine de Nashville et ouvre les portes à une country nouvelle. Rock this country ! comme elle le dit. Mais si Come On Over devient rapidement la plus grosse vente d’un album enregistré par une femme, il ne faut pas en oublier l’homme et le mari qui se cache derrière : Robert John Mutt Lange, producteur qui a toujours su s’entourer convenablement et travailler avec des artistes de renom à l'instar d'AC/DC, Britney Spears, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga ou encore Muse.Logique évidente que d’accompagner sa femme dans sa carrière et notamment d’écrire certaines de ses chansons, combinaison parfaite qui réussit à la Canadienne. Lange a su réveiller le côté sexy et punchy de cette country moderne. Shania Twain incarne la femme forte, séduisante et autonome qui s’épanouit dans un monde moderne sans en oublier ses valeurs traditionnelles. Sur ce thème assumé, elle engage une performance vocale de taille sur Man I Feel Like a Woman. A la fois sensuelle et romantique (You’re Still the One ou From this Moment on), elle met aussi le feu avec des morceaux un peu plus pop-rock sans oublier les riffs de fiddles (Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)). Elle s’aventure même jusqu’aux beats dansants pour un ensemble pop-électro et ose dire That Don’t Impress Me Much. Come On Over peut à la première écoute passer pour un album lambda des années 90 mais il s’avère bien plus riche et construit. Shania Twain a bouleversé bien des codes mais a aussi permis à d’autres artistes de s’épanouir sur cette country moderne. Il ne faut pas oublier de mentionner que même les grands acteurs politiques ont usé du charme de la chanteuse, comme Hilary Clinton en 2008, qui faisait campagne pour les présidentielles sur le titre Rock this Country !… © Clara Bismuth/Qobuz
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Country - Paru le 8 novembre 2004 | Mercury Nashville

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Sometimes, all it takes for a singer to break it big is to have the right collaborator and nowhere is that truth more evident than with Shania Twain. After years of independent local releases and demo records, she released an OK major-label debut on Mercury in 1993 -- a record that was perfectly fine but not all that memorable. Not long after that, her path crossed with Robert John "Mutt" Lange's, the producer behind some of the greatest albums in hard rock history, including AC/DC's Back in Black and Def Leppard's Hysteria. Based on that, Lange didn't seem like an ideal match for Twain, but they turned out to be expertly matched collaborators -- and romantic partners, too; they married as they were working on the material that became her second album, The Woman in Me. Together, they totally reworked Twain, turning her into a bold, brassy, sexy, sassy modern woman, singing songs that play like tongue-in-cheek empowerment anthems even when they're about heartbreak. She demands that "Any man of mine/better walk the line," tells a poor sap that "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" and when she confronts her lover asking "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" it sounds like a threat, not a lament. All these songs are painted in big, broad strokes and Lange uses all the arena-filling tricks he's learned from Def Leppard, giving these steady rhythms and melodic hooks that are crushed only by the mammoth choruses which drill their way into permanent memory upon the first listen. That's not to say that The Woman in Me is nothing but heavy-handed pop/rockers dressed as country tunes -- they are good at ballads like the title song, but they're even more impressive on "No One Needs to Know," as swinging slice of neo- Bakersfield country so good you'd swear that Dwight Yoakam is singing harmony. And that speaks to the skill of Lange as a producer -- this is surely pop influenced, but he doesn't push it too far, for no matter how many rock tricks are in the production or how poppy the tunes are, they still feel like country songs, especially on "Any Man of Mine" and "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" anthems for the post-"Boot Scootin' Boogie" era, when country slowly, steadily became the sound of middle-American adult pop. Garth Brooks started the ball rolling, but this is where the movement gained momentum, and although this isn't pure country, it is country in how it sounds and feels, particularly in how it captures the stance and attitude of the modern women, thanks in no small part to Twain who plays this part to a hilt. And, like all the best Lange productions, it's so exquisitely crafted from the songs to the sound that it's not only an instant pleasure, it's a sustaining one. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Up!

Pop - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

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When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Pop - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

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When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Country - Paru le 1 janvier 2004 | Mercury Nashville

La réponse de Sharleen Spiteri à Amy Winehouse et à Duffy et de mettre en veilleuse l’éclat numérique insidieusement chic des derniers disques de Texas et d’adopter avec Melody un genre franchement années 60, ciselant une recréation en bonne et due forme de ce son londonien plein d’expressivité et de swing. Les cordes soupirent, les cuivres planent et Sharleen Spiteri s'accompagne de groupes de filles dans ses mélodies alertes qui rappellent souvent Dusty à son apogée, mais aussi Nancy Sinatra dans "I'm Going to Haunt You". On peut déceler une touche de modernité dans les boucles de batterie du morceau éponyme, mais la pureté rétro de Melody vaut le détour : c’est un tribut lisse mais chaleureux à la musique pop classique des sixties. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Now

Country - Paru le 29 septembre 2017 | Mercury Nashville

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Il aura fallu attendre quinze longues années aux fans de la chanteuse country pop canadienne Shania Twain pour que cette dernière offre une suite à son audacieux album Up! de 2002. Suite à la parution du live Still the One: Live From Vegas en 2015, les 16 nouveaux titres de Now, publiés en 2017, viennent mettre un terme à cette attente sous la forme d'un recueil marqué par l'absence de Mutt Lange (son collaborateur et époux de 1993 à 2010), mais également par la volonté de tourner la page à travers des tonalités résolument enlevées. Produit par Matthew Koma, Now réussit son pari et s'offre la première place des charts américains, anglais et australiens ainsi que de très bons résultats dans les classements d'Europe de l'Ouest. © TiVo
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Country - Paru le 9 novembre 1999 | Mercury Nashville

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Country - Paru le 3 mars 2015 | Mercury Nashville

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Country - Paru le 20 avril 1993 | Mercury Nashville

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Shania Twain's eponymous debut album is a bland set of contemporary country that demonstrates her considerable vocal abilities but none of the spark that informs her breakthrough, The Woman in Me. Part of the problem is that none of the songs are well constructed and each leans toward soft rock instead of country or country-rock. By and large, the songs lack strong melodies, so they have to rely on Twain's vocal skills, and although she is impressive, she is too showy to make any of these mediocre songs stick. It's a promising debut, largely because it showcases her fine vocal skills, but it isn't engaging enough to be truly interesting outside of a historical context. © Thom Owens /TiVo
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Up!

Pop - Paru le 1 janvier 2002 | Mercury Nashville

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Country - Paru le 4 novembre 1997 | Mercury Nashville

En 1995, le second album de Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, annonçait déjà l’arrivée de ce grand talent. Bye Bye les honky tonk girls aux looks extravagants, les robes longues pailletées et les brushings XXL démodés. 1997 a sa nouvelle diva de country-pop ! Avec son profil de mannequin américain, Shania Twain touche aussi bien les frontières de la country music qu’une honky tonk girl travaillant au ranch. Certes, Dolly Parton et Tammy Wynette furent, comme pour beaucoup, ses idoles de jeunesse, mais cela ne veut pas dire qu’il faut les imiter. Cette troisième sortie, Come On Over vient donc bousculer l’image quelque peu puritaine de Nashville et ouvre les portes à une country nouvelle. Rock this country ! comme elle le dit. Mais si Come On Over devient rapidement la plus grosse vente d’un album enregistré par une femme, il ne faut pas en oublier l’homme et le mari qui se cache derrière : Robert John Mutt Lange, producteur qui a toujours su s’entourer convenablement et travailler avec des artistes de renom à l'instar d'AC/DC, Britney Spears, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga ou encore Muse.Logique évidente que d’accompagner sa femme dans sa carrière et notamment d’écrire certaines de ses chansons, combinaison parfaite qui réussit à la Canadienne. Lange a su réveiller le côté sexy et punchy de cette country moderne. Shania Twain incarne la femme forte, séduisante et autonome qui s’épanouit dans un monde moderne sans en oublier ses valeurs traditionnelles. Sur ce thème assumé, elle engage une performance vocale de taille sur Man I Feel Like a Woman. A la fois sensuelle et romantique (You’re Still the One ou From this Moment on), elle met aussi le feu avec des morceaux un peu plus pop-rock sans oublier les riffs de fiddles (Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)). Elle s’aventure même jusqu’aux beats dansants pour un ensemble pop-électro et ose dire That Don’t Impress Me Much. Come On Over peut à la première écoute passer pour un album lambda des années 90 mais il s’avère bien plus riche et construit. Shania Twain a bouleversé bien des codes mais a aussi permis à d’autres artistes de s’épanouir sur cette country moderne. Il ne faut pas oublier de mentionner que même les grands acteurs politiques ont usé du charme de la chanteuse, comme Hilary Clinton en 2008, qui faisait campagne pour les présidentielles sur le titre Rock this Country !… © Clara Bismuth/Qobuz

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Up!

Country - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Up!

Pop - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Up!

Country - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

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When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Country - Paru le 20 avril 1993 | Mercury Nashville

Shania Twain's eponymous debut album is a bland set of contemporary country that demonstrates her considerable vocal abilities but none of the spark that informs her breakthrough, The Woman in Me. Part of the problem is that none of the songs are well constructed and each leans toward soft rock instead of country or country-rock. By and large, the songs lack strong melodies, so they have to rely on Twain's vocal skills, and although she is impressive, she is too showy to make any of these mediocre songs stick. It's a promising debut, largely because it showcases her fine vocal skills, but it isn't engaging enough to be truly interesting outside of a historical context. © Thom Owens /TiVo
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Up!

Country - Paru le 19 novembre 2002 | Mercury Nashville

When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain's albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Anything that doesn't fit the mold is discarded, so the album can hum along on its big, polished, multipurpose hooks and big, sweeping emotions. This is Super-Size pop, as outsized and grandiose as good pop should be. And, unlike the work of most pop divas, where the subject matter is firmly about the singer, none of the songs on Up! are remotely about Shania Twain, the person -- let's face it, she's never faced a situation like "Waiter! Bring Me Water!," where she's afraid her guy is going to be stolen away by their hot waitress. No, these songs have been crafted as universal anthems, so listeners can hear themselves within these tales. Just as cleverly, the songs are open-ended and mutable -- always melodic, but never stuck in any particular style, so they can be subjected to any kind of mix and sound just as good. (Indeed, Up! was initially released in no less than three different mixes -- the "Red" pop mix, the "Green" country mix, and the "Blue" international mix; sometimes the differences in mixes were so slight, it sounded like nothing was changed, but each mix revealed how sturdy and melodic the structure of each of the 19 songs was, and how they were designed to sound good in any setting.) True, the sheer length of the album could be seen as off-putting at first, since these 19 tracks don't necessarily flow as a whole. Then again, part of the genius of Up! is that it's designed as a collection of tracks, so the album is durable enough to withstand years on the charts, producing singles with different textures and moods every few months. Time revealed Come on Over as a stellar pop album, and the same principle works for Up!. Upon the first listen, singles seem indistinct, and it seems like too much to consume at once, but once you know the lay of the land, the hooks become indelible and the gargantuan glossiness of the production is irresistible. In other words, it's a more than worthy follow-up to the great mainstream pop album of the late '90s, and proof that when it comes to shiny, multipurpose pop, nobody does it better than Shania Twain. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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