Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #438 / 757
User Score
Based on 386 ratings
2016 Ratings: #192
May 20, 2016 / Release Date
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Republic / Label
Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

While pop stars often atone for transgressions through song—just ask Justin Bieber—Grande wants to test the limits, not apologize. And that’s the best, baddest thing about Dangerous Woman.

80
NME
It’s not only the consistent songwriting clout that elevates this album from recent efforts by Grande’s teen-star peers, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Even if most of it is co-written, the modish message of empowerment feels honest coming from Grande.
80
AllMusic

Track by track, Dangerous Woman has sly, subtle distinctions -- a little bit of torch gives way to some heavy hip only to have frothy pop surface again -- and while some of these cuts work better than others, the range is impressive, as is Grande's measured, assured performance.

76
Pitchfork

As Minaj says on “Side to Side,” “young Ariana run pop.” This is indeed evident on Dangerous Woman, even if the results are uneven at times.

75
A.V. Club

Dangerous Woman is an effortless leap forward on which Grande comes into her own as a vocalist and performer.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

Dangerous Woman shouldn’t be taken particularly seriously as any kind of “maturation,” but ... it still has some pretty good songs on it.

70
Slant Magazine
Aside from the brassy but brief “I Don't Care” and “Thinkin Bout You” (which, with its weightless production and full-bodied vocal hook, comes close to pop perfection), the songs on the album's latter half are limited by their strict adherence to contemporary pop and R&B trends.
70
Sputnikmusic

Dangerous Woman still feels unshakably safe. She appears to be in the right place creatively, but she just needs to take her own advice and break free.

60
Rolling Stone

Grande may not have settled on a sound, but she's still an outsized, dangerous talent.

60
Spin

In between, her edges are softened and her weird intensity diminished, and she becomes someone’s idea of something better than a diva: another hardworking professional.

50
Consequence of Sound

The pop star is putting out fine records, but it’s hard to escape the feeling that her ludicrous potential remains unfulfilled.

May 27, 2016
DiegoPaim01
75
Vendo as resenhas e repercussão deste trabalho, esperava encontrar algo além de mais um disco de Pop Music, não encontrei. Isso não quer dizer que este é um disco superficial, nem mesmo ruim. Mas não é um trabalho que muda Ariana totalmente de escalão, por exemplo, embora seja sim um passo além que ela dá em sua carreira. De produção cristalina e com uma certa riqueza melódica considerável ... read more
May 27, 2016
BuffaloStaple
NR
man her album covers get worse with each album
May 18, 2016
100
Album of the year
Nov 2, 2016
BlackoutZone
76
"Something 'bout you makes me wanna do things that I shouldn't" you say (or actually sing) Ariana? Well, if listening to this album whole day and night is one of the things that I shouldn't do then you are totally right, cause Dangerous Woman makes me wanna do it. It's only the 3rd album by still fresh pop star Ariana Grande, but from the very beginning it sounds like her magnum opus. Unfortunatelly the latter part isn't that amazing (yet still great), but we are hopeful that she is ... read more
Oct 5, 2017
endianness
45
Ariana Grande is my favorite Final Fantasy character.
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Track List
  1. Moonlight
  2. Dangerous Woman
  3. Be Alright
  4. Into You
  5. Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  6. Let Me Love You (feat. Lil Wayne)
  7. Greedy
  8. Leave Me Lonely (feat. Macy Gray)
  9. Everyday (feat. Future)
  10. Sometimes
  11. I Don't Care
  12. Bad Decisions
  13. Touch It
  14. Knew Better / Forever Boy
  15. Thinking Bout You


Added on: March 11, 2016