Ariana Grande’s highly anticipated fourth studio album is finally here. The 15-track project is leaving her fans on opposing sides.
The consensus is that ‘Sweetener’ is simply a good album. Most are in agreement that it doesn’t take Ariana to new heights and none of the tracks stand out as much as the lead singles.
It doesn’t show much progression but is rather stagnant compared to what most fans were expecting and the hype around it.
Ariana chose to work with Pharell for a whopping six tracks and there are some who blame him for the mediocre music.
“Pharrell’s production is just so bland. Him and Ariana are not a match. She should’ve just let Max Martin do this entire project.”
Pharrell is a shitty music producer. PERIOD
— DON’T BLAME ME IS STILL THE BEST SONG ON REP (@reputationx1989) August 17, 2018
“Good morning to everyone except for Pharrell who absolutely ruined Sweetener.”
“Ari what the f***? You give us a masterpiece that is Dangerous Woman and release this s***? WHERE ARE THE VOCALS? I am so upset. Pharrell should’ve just sat there and ate his food.”
“I completely blame @Pharrell for sweetener failure. Ariana had no contributions in making and producing the whole album. She just sings the songs. So we cannot blame her.
Pop girls, don’t let Pharrell Williams touch your songs or albums. Take note.”
Pharrell’s production is just so bland. Him and Ariana are not a match. She should’ve just let Max Martin do this entire project.
— ????. (@seangarrette) August 16, 2018
There are listeners who actually enjoy the new release.
“Okay yeah maybe it doesn’t show any growth but it’s a happy album. It has multiple bops and plus Nicki Minaj is in it so I can f*** with it.”
“Sweetener is definitely going to be on repeat all fall.”
The production of sweetener is a mess! Pharrell truly has lost his touch pic.twitter.com/F4aCDupxlS
— Kaif (@BaddieKaif) August 17, 2018
“Ari finally dropped sweetener and its the only thing that i am even interested in listening to like bye.”
“Yo you guys this week has been wild but you have to stream sweetener cause ariana grande put her soul into this one.”
Have you have a chance to listen to “Sweetener?” What do you think about Ariana’s new album?