Tinashe - Joyride
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2018 Ratings: #369 / 404
User Score
Based on 135 ratings
2018 Ratings: #274
April 13, 2018 / Release Date
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Tinashe and her fans were kept waiting a frustratingly long time for ‘Joyride’, but perhaps it was this extra time that gave her the opportunity to craft the album into the sensual, star-ridden offering she’s released.


Nothing here is bound to pass "2 On" in terms of popularity, but the highlights are filled with rich details and seductive hooks.


Joyride is finally here and it highlights the artist's promise and potential, while, at the same time, leaving us wondering what the wait was about.


The album feels flattened in a way that does Tinashe a disservice; her usual free-flowing variety of styles and textures feels oddly at a distance among Joyride’s grab bag.

The Independent

Joyride is a definite departure from Aquarius and even Nightride – Tinashe opts for moodier songs, less pop hooks and more experimentation.

The Guardian

Tinashe’s long-gestated second album is a mixed bag, best when her coolly focused sexuality is put to the fore.

The Observer

Fortunately, Joyride doesn’t sound too much like trench warfare between star and industry.

Rolling Stone
Vocally, Tinashe is probably more musically adept than half of the artists she emulates. But she won't truly carve out her own space until she figures out who she is.
FLOOD Magazine

Tinashe is confident and proud here, but at the end of thirty-six minutes there doesn’t seem to be a clear understanding of who she is; she’s not undefinable in a liberating sense, but rather in one that feels unoriented.


Overall Joyride does not deliver on its potential.

Under The Radar

Joyride feels like an album that has had anything adventurous about it focussed-grouped away and its hints at conceptual ambition are quickly abandoned after the opening two tracks for run-of-the-mill R&B.

Apr 30, 2018
I wouldn't go as far as saying this is a bad album but save from a few tracks (Salt and Ooh La La), this album falls into either mediocrity or whatever is cool just now: there are no truly abysmal moments but it's not uncommon to find yourself tuning out due to lacklustre production or tacked on features.
Apr 15, 2018
Basicamente uma tentativa de fazer um Nightride mais comercial, e bom... não deu certo. De longe o trabalho mais fraco da carreira da Tinashe. Eu nem julgo ela, afinal tem toda a questão RCA atrás, porém... Um álbum que demorou horrores pra sair, sair assim, tão ok, tão... Nem as interludes fazem sentindo no meio do álbum. Pra mim parece que fizeram qualquer coisa só pra falar: Lancei galera agora não enche mais o saco. ... read more
Jul 19, 2018
Why Tinashe, why ...
Jul 17, 2018
"Joyride" mostra imensa maturidade por parte de Tinashe. Realmente é difícil explicar a causa pela qual a cantora não faz sucesso, até por que o disco inteiro é comercial e muito bom, ao mesmo tempo. "No Drama" mostra que ela está mais que pronta para o mercado musical de um jeito gritante.
Jul 1, 2018
É álbum que poderia ser melhor se tivesse sido mais trabalho, mas tem faixas boas como Joyride, No Contest e Faded Love. Forças pra fada.
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Track List
  1. Keep Your Eyes On the Road (Intro)
  2. Joyride
  3. No Drama (feat. Offset)
  4. He Don't Want It
  5. Ooh La La
  6. Me So Bad (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana)
  7. Ain't Good For Ya (Interlude)
  8. Stuck With Me (feat. Little Dragon)
  9. Go Easy On Me (Interlude)
  10. Salt
  11. Faded Love (feat. Future)
  12. No Contest
  13. Fires and Flames

Added on: November 25, 2015