Beyoncé - 4
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2011 Ratings: #508 / 1006
Year End Rank: #46
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Based on 898 ratings
2011 Ratings: #117
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Consequence of Sound

4 continues the Beyoncé tradition of making amazingly catchy, anthemic records with some of her best songs to date.

85
Beats Per Minute

Her voice is the best it has ever been. Her music is the best it has ever been.

80
Pitchfork

It's a more mature album with songs about the intricacies of relationships, but 4 has its share of stunning tracks, many co-written by The-Dream.

80
musicOMH

4 might be her most impressive collection yet.

70
Rolling Stone
It’s a big-budget megapop album with an A list of guest stars and songwriter-producers. Yet it’s as eccentric – as unmistakably personal and quirky – as anything that Sufjan Stevens ever cooked up in his bedroom.
67
A.V. Club

The songs on 4 display Knowles’ desire to expand beyond the boundaries of her established pop-friendly persona, albeit in a safe, pop-friendly way.

60
PopMatters

It is for the most part a fun listen at worst and for her legion of fans it will probably translate to much more.

60
The Guardian
Beyoncé's new album isn't bad, but nor is it the game-changer we were led to expect.
60
Evening Standard

The singer gets a co-writing credit on all but one of these 12 tracks but there are too many contrasting sentiments: she's in love, breaking up and being abandoned all within the space of 50 minutes.

20
No Ripcord

Where this album should be fresh and current, it sounds tired, repetitive and uninspired.

GersonAOTY
80

One of Beyoncé's most fun and vocally energetic albums featuring a classic and delicious R&B sound that marks a moment of transition in the singer's discography.

Love On Top (10/10)
Party (8.4/10)
Schoolin' Life (7.8/10)
Countdown (8.8/10)
I Miss You (8.1/10)
Dance For You (7.5/10)
I Care (8.1/10)
Rather Die Young (7.2/10)
1+1 (7.5/10)
End Of Time (7.4/10)
Run the World (Girls) (8.3/10)
Best Thing I Never Had (9/10)
Start Over (6.8/10)
I Was Here (7.6/10)

Average Score: 80 💚

undermyskin
70

This one was at the top of my least fav albums list since forever but I guess it grew on me even tho some tracks are just unbearable and it’s definitely overrated especially Run the World

nikoni
80

Aqui bey mudou o paço e definiu um futuro artístico incomparável, o começo de sua ascensão ao trono de maior artista viva.

justchilling21
80

This stuff is very good. Best song is Best Thing I Never Had.

wlcriticas
85

1. 1+1: (100/100)
2. I Care: (79/100)
3. I Miss You: (75/100)
4. Best Thing I Never Had (98/100)
5. Party: (80/100)
6. Rather Die Young: (72/100)
7. Start Over: (76/100)
8. Love On Top: (100/100)
9. Countdown: (100/100)
10. End Of Time: (100/100)
11. I Was Here: (90/100)
12. Run The World: (80/100)
13. Dance for you: (83/100)
14- Schoolin' Life: (75/100)

O 4 foi o divisor de águas na carreira da Beyoncé, quanto no amadurecimento dela, como também na mudança musical ... read more

Aj080602
95

-Love On Top 10/10
-Party 10/10
-Schoolin' Life 10/10
-Countdown 10/10
-I Miss You 8/10
-Dance For You 10/10
-I Care 10/10
-Rather Die Young 10/10
-1+1 10/10
-End Of Time 9/10
-Run The World (Girls) 7/10
-Best Thing I Never Had 10/10
-Start Over 10/10
-I Was Here 9/10

Overall: 9.5/10

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Added on: June 13, 2011