Dangerously in Love

Beyoncé - Dangerously in Love
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Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #238 / 294
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2003 Ratings: #204
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Entertainment Weekly
Eschewing high-profile hitmakers like the Matrix and the Neptunes, Beyoncé collaborates with under-the-radar minds like Rich Harrison and Dr. Dre’s secret weapon, Scott Storch, exploring, albeit hesitantly, new directions in contemporary black music.

The first half is good enough to make Dangerously in Love one of the best mainstream urban R&B records released in 2003, and makes a strong case that Knowles might be better off fulfilling this destiny instead of reuniting with Destiny.

Slant Magazine
Unfortunately, the album is bottom-heavy with mid-tempo numbers and R&B balladry.
Rolling Stone
Just twenty-one, Beyoncé has plenty of time to develop a mature ballad style that makes sense for her. For now, she’s more compelling when she’s not trying so earnestly to act like a grownup.
Not, by any means, a disaster. More a cruel glimpse of a talent that occasionally blazes but is frustratingly inconsistent.
The Guardian
Perhaps inevitably, the desperate urge to cover every musical base from dancefloor to soul-ballad means that there is barely a track here with any distinctive identity or even a tune.
NOW Magazine

Most of Dangerously In Love is impossibly smooth and dreary, with Knowles earning the distinction of being the one vocalist who can suck the life out of a Sean Paul guest spot. That might not be a surprise for Destiny's Child fans, but for those of us who got a peek beyond that, we know the girl can do better.


Crazy In Love é muito bom né? Uma das músicas mais icônicas desse século sem sombra de dúvidas, possuí um acabamento maravilhoso e alta qualidade em tudo que se pode ter numa música, aquela farofa que chega ser até exemplo de como se deve fazer uma, possuí um uso criativo de sample e uma letra bem planejada e envolvente, aliás o que posso dizer das belas Naughty Girl e Baby Boy que agitaram e muito os anos 2000? ... read more


Crazy In Love - 100
Naughty Girl - 80
Baby Boy - 70
Hip Hop Star - 46
Be With You - 74
Me, Myself And I - 90
Yes - 60
Signs (feat. Missy Elliott) - 100
Speechless - 100
That's How You Like It - 70
The Closer I Get To You - 20
Dangerously In Love 2 - 60
Beyoncé Interlude - 80
Gift From Virgo - 90
Daddy - 90


This album made me more aware of the drastic change of my taste in music cuz I spent years hating on this album and the last time I reviewed it I gave it a 5/100.. The tracks are either great or total misses but her voice makes everything listenable


1. Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z) = 10
2. Naughty Girl = 10
3. That’s How You Like It (feat. JAY-Z) = 9.3
4. Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul) = 10
5. Hip Hop Star (feat. Big Boi & Sleepy Brown) = 9.6
6. Be with You = 8.7
7. Me, Myself and I = 10
8. Yes = 10
9. Signs (feat. Missy Elliott) = 8.9
10. Speechless = 8.3
11. The Closer I Get to You (Duet with Luther Vandross) = 4.2
12. Dangerously in Love 2 = 10
13. Beyoncé Interlude = NA
14. Gift from Virgo = 7.4
15. Daddy = 5.3


Beyoncé recently announced that she's releasing an album soon. I've only ever heard her hits, so I decided to listen to every album of hers in order of their release.

Unfortunately, I didn't care too much for this album, but it's understandable that this was a basic album. Debut albums are hardly ever artists' best albums. Also, I suppose 90s/early 2000s RnB isn't my favorite genre.

Favorite Song: Yes
Least Favorite Song: Naughty Girl


actually good

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Added on: June 13, 2011