Beyoncé - 4
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2011 Ratings: #447 / 930
Year End Rank: #47
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Based on 506 ratings
2011 Ratings: #152
June 28, 2011 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Pop, R&B / Genres
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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
musicOMH

4 might be her most impressive collection yet.

estevancomn
81
O trabalho mais injustiçado da discografia de Beyoncé e o início de uma grandiosa fase na carreira da Queen Bey. Traz uma evolução musical absurda em relação ao disco antecessor e mostra a Beyoncé em seu auge musical até então. Destaque para as canções influenciadas pela black music dos anos 1980 e 1990.

Nota: 81 - great
Favorite tracks: Best Thing I Ever Had, Party, Love On Top e Countdown.
bajafrecuencia
50
Somewhere in the middle of this, there’s the Beyonce that we all love and respect. Just not yet.

Decent 5
Totoro
90
Beyoncé's first album without her father managing her career and with more artistic freedom being able to do what she wanted, the artist wanted to bring R&B back to
top of the charts with 4, at a time when the whole crowd was doing EDM, unfortunately the album couldn't beat the hits produced by Calvin Harris, David Guetta and other artists who were doing EDM at the time, but years after the album proved to be a of the main works of the artist having some of her most memorable songs ... read more
vitortfv
70
1+1 - 8,5/10
I Care - 6,6/10
I Miss You - 6,5/10
Best Thing I Never Had - 8,5/10
Party (Ft. Andre 3000) - 7/10
Rather Die Young - 6,4/10
Start Over - 6,4/10
Love On Top - 8/10
Countdown - 7,5/10
End of Time - 6,7/10
I Was Here - 6,5/10
Run the World (Girls) - 7,7/10
Schoolin' Life - 6/10
Dance For You - 6,3/10
joaoqpla
77
Refreshingly retro and playful, 4 is a pretty solid album even if it's quite underrated within Beyoncé's body-of-work. Listening to it now, it's clearly a transitional album, displaying her eagerness to explore new sounds while also keeping the album itself very straightforward and commercially viable. This shows especially on the ballads (I Miss You, 1+1) which feature traditional song structures and catchy hooks, but are also very different from the ... read more
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MISC LISTS

#39/Pitchfork (2010-2014)

Track List

  1. 1+1 
  2. I Care 
  3. I Miss You 
  4. Best Thing I Never Had 
  5. Party (Ft. Andre 3000) 
  6. Rather Die Young 
  7. Start Over 
  8. Love On Top
  9. Countdown 
  10. End of Time 
  11. I Was Here 
  12. Run the World (Girls)
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Added on: June 13, 2011