The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #749 / 1026
User Score
Based on 784 ratings
2014 Ratings: #337
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Sputnikmusic

Minaj’s latest release is a complicated being, one that might never sit easy, but the layers she provides for the listener to peel through provide for an engaging and ultimately satisfying experience.

80
HipHopDX

The Pinkprint runs a middle path between pop over exertion and real lyricism, creating an everything for someone aesthetic that Nicki doesn't allow to shift into wastefullness.

80
AllMusic

A bold progression from her previous work with some porno and punch line classics thrown in, The Pinkprint is certainly scattered, but it's well written and weighty where it needs to be, and it remains intriguing the whole way through.

80
FACT Magazine

The Pinkprint is ultimately Nicki’s most cohesive project. It’s her most revealing about her recent and long-term emotional struggles

80
Rolling Stone

Riding diabolically hot beats from producers like Mike Will Made It and Hit-Boy, she breathes fire and oozes soul every time she touches the mic. This is a rap royal in full flex.

80
Exclaim!

Nicki is more personal, more timeless and more connected to her own artistry here, serving some of the most superlative work of her established career on The Pinkprint, as the rap queen uncovers the most vulnerable side to her yet

75
A.V. Club

The PinkPrint is the closest Nicki Minaj has ever gotten to balancing her tendencies, and the furthest she’s ever been from emotional stability.

75
Pitchfork

It’s not a return to Mixtape Nicki, or a third round of Nicki The Brand’s world-conquering dance-pop. It’s an album by Onika Maraj. And it’s a serious album, in the sense that it asks to be taken seriously.

70
Spin

The Pinkprint overwhelmingly shifts the MC out of the competitive mindset into a more personal one than anything she'd previously put her name on.

67
Consequence of Sound

If The Pinkprint is a letdown compared to The Blueprint, then Minaj brought it on herself. However, as a breakup album that takes heartbreak in every direction possible, it provides a template worth imitating.

60
Time Out London

This third album is the New Yorker’s most cohesive collection yet, but also her least thrilling.

50
NME

Minaj’s third album comes off as a bog-standard chart-ready hip-hop/pop crossover, full of autotuned choruses, guest spots, scatterings of dance music, big singles and ample padding – at 19 tracks it feels twice as long as it should be. 

50
The 405

Nicki Minaj just isn't that good anymore, sadly.

43
Pretty Much Amazing

The Pinkprint not only doesn’t succeed in breaking free from Nicki’s pattern of lame, but, in fact, might mark her least impressive release to date.

GersonAOTY
82

One of the female rap albums that most marked and influenced the decade. Nicki found the perfect balance between pop and hip-hop showing that she is not only a lyrical beast in terms of rap but also has decent vocals that show her vulnerability such as the exciting "Grand Piano" that closes the album.

I feel like the album missed a lot in the middle with some fillers like "Want Some More" and "Trini Dem Girls" but it quickly pays off in the final part bringing ... read more

CamLikesMusic
72

Favourite: Grand Piano
Worst: Anaconda

1. All Things Go - 7.5
[Lyrically I felt it lacked at times, production was nice though as well as vocals]

2. I Lied - 7
[Quite similar to the first track I felt]

3. The Crying Game - 9
[Lyrically I felt this improved from the prior two tracks, feature really nice as well though]

4. Get On Your Knees - 7
[Bit different from the other tracks so far, nice Ariana feature lyrically was a bit of a downgrade from the last track though]

5. Feeling Myself - ... read more

Choke959Reviews
75

-All Things Go 8.1πŸ’š

-I Lied 7.8πŸ’š

-The Crying Game 9.4πŸ’œ

-Get On Your Kness 6.8πŸ’š

-Feeling Myslef 7.7πŸ’š

-Only 7.1πŸ’š

-Want Some More 7.6πŸ’š

-Four Door Aventador 7.4πŸ’š

-Favorite 8.5πŸ’š

-Buy A Heart 6.9πŸ’š

-Trine Dem Girls 8.6πŸ’š

-Anaconda 3.8❀

-The Night Is Still Young 10πŸ’œ(dona da carreira)

-Pills n Potion 8.9πŸ’š

-Bed Of Lies 8.4πŸ’š

-Grand Piano 10πŸ’œ

-Big Daddy 2.2❀

-Shangai 2.9❀

-Win Again 5.7πŸ’›(o instrumental é bacana mas aqueles win ... read more

musicbox
95

This is Nicki at her rawest and best. The Pinkprint is not only her best album but one of the best by a female rapper too, in my opinion. It's a very long album but it's worth it by the amount of good songs. This record is Nicki being honest and without gimmicks, for the first time she discusses very personal topics but at the same time maintains her pop appeal, it's a perfect balance. Her flow remains amazing and she even gives us a singing ballad. The Pinkprint has everythiny and more that ... read more

jaz_4
77

wish it was a lil less mainstream poppy

vivi
80

An album containing raw emotion and hard beats.

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Added on: September 9, 2014