The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #732 / 1003
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Based on 582 ratings
2014 Ratings: #276
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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
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

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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
ratococacola
66
All Things Go: 8/10
I Lied: 8.2/10
The Crying Game: 8.4/10
Get On Your Knees: 7.2/10
Feeling Myself : 6.5/10
Only: 4.8/10
Want Some More: 5.4/10
Four Door Aventador: 4.9/10
Favorite: 6.8/10
Buy A Heart: 7/10
Trini Dem Girls: 5.6/10
Anaconda: 2.6/10 (Coisa mais obscena que já ouvi)
The Night Is Still Young: 10/10
Pills N Potions: 9/10
Bed Of Lies: 7.3/10
Grand Piano: 10/10
Big Daddy: 1.8/10
Shanghai: 0/10
Win Again: 5/10
Truffle Butter: 2/10
Mona Lisa: 5.9/10
Put You In A Room: ... read more
Choke959Reviews
75
-All Things Go 8.1💚

-I Lied 7.8💚

-The Crying Game 9.4💜

-Get On Your Kness 6.8💚

-Feeling Myslef 7.7💚

-Only 7.1💚

-Want Some More 7.6💚

-Four Door Aventador 7.4💚

-Favorite 8.5💚

-Buy A Heart 6.9💚

-Trine Dem Girls 8.6💚

-Anaconda 3.8❤

-The Night Is Still Young 10💜(dona da carreira)

-Pills n Potion 8.9💚

-Bed Of Lies 8.4💚

-Grand Piano 10💜

-Big Daddy 2.2❤

-Shangai 2.9❤

-Win Again 5.7💛(o instrumental é bacana mas aqueles win ... read more
thewayiam
76
In the middle of all the subpar sex songs, you have a true and honest LP that’s mainstream enough to attract an audience. Since Beam Me Up, Nicki’s been selling out. I’m nostalgic towards some of these songs.

Bangers: I Lied, Get on Your Knees, Feeling Myself, Favorite, Buy A Heart, Pills and Potions, Bed of Lies, Grand Piano, Win Again.
ARTPOP
63
All Things Go 6.6💚

I Lied 7.8💚

The Crying Game 9.2💚

Get On Your Knees 7.2💚

Feeling Myself 6.0💛

Only 4.8💛

Want Some More 4.3💛

Four Door Aventador 7.4💚

Favorite 7.9💚

Buy A Heart 4.5💛

Trini Dem Girls 7.5💚

Anaconda 5.5💛

The Night Is Still Young 10.0💚

Pills N Potions 8.4💚

Bed Of Lies 8.3💚

Grand Piano 10.0💚

Big Daddy 1.6💔

Shanghai 2.6❤

Win Again 4.4💛

Mona Lisa 5.7💛

Put You In A Room 5.0💛

Truffle Better ... read more
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Track List

  1. All Things Go
  2. I Lied
  3. The Crying Game
  4. Get On Your Knees [ft. Ariana Grande]
  5. Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé
  6. Only [ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown]
  7. Want Some More
  8. Four Door Aventador
  9. Favorite [ft. Jeremih]
  10. Buy A Heart [ft. Meek Mill ]
  11. Trini Dem Girls [ft. Lunchmoney Lewis]
  12. Anaconda
  13. The Night Is Still Young
  14. Pills and Potions
  15. Bed of Lies [ft. Skylar Grey]
  16. Grand Piano
  17. Big Daddy [ft. Meek Mill]
  18. Shanghai
  19. Win Again

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#11/Flavorwire
#14/Complex
#47/Pazz & Jop
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Added on: September 9, 2014