Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #467 / 926
User Score
2016 Ratings: #163
Liked by 42 people
May 20, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Pop, R&B, Dance Pop / Genres
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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.

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.

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.


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.

A.V. Club

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

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.

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.

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.

Rolling Stone

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


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.

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.

2016. What a time to be alive. Great releases like Blonde, Endless, Atrocity Exhibition, Malibu, untitled unmastered all happened in this year, I can continue on and on. So, since it was such a good year for music, what was I listening to in such a fruitful year? Well, none of that. Head over to Ms. Ariana Grande, which, to quote Nicki Minaj, "ran pop". As a kid who first got his first phone, I started to approach pop music, and what better way to introduce me to pop than Dangerous ... read more
“Dangerous Woman” mostra um amadurecimento de Ariana como artista, aqui ela tenta fazer um álbum mais maduro e sensual que seus outros álbuns e ela acabou fazendo seu melhor disco.

O álbum explora bastante o talento vocal de Grande, já podemos ver essa exploração na primeira faixa, com vocais poderosíssimos, as faixas a seguir a essa como a faixa título também contém vocais incríveis, o momento mais fraco ... read more
Terceiro disco de Ariana Grande, intitulado Dangerous Woman, é uma grande evolução artística da estrela pop, moldando seu repertório para um patamar mais rico e maduro. É um excelente disco pop, delicioso, elegante e divertido.

Não é atoa que esse album é tão aclamado pelo público, ele consegue a façanha de agradar gregos e troianos, até alguns haters deitam pra essa excelência pop, pois é ... read more
Em homenagem ao anunciamento do novo álbum este mês vou fazer uma review de todos os álbuns da princesa do pop atual. Este foi o álbum que me fez interessar mais pelo trabalho da Ariana, não ouvi este álbum todo de seguida inicialmente mas já tinha uma ideia pelos singles de qualidade como "Dangerous Woman" que traz uma versão mais madura da artista e conjuga elementos pop com soft-rock, "Into You", uma das melhores ... read more
My 2016 self was such a hoe for this album, honestly. It was the year I came out, so having these bops to jam to was nice.

Also, at the time she was still good at choosing random rappers for her singles.
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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
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Added on: March 11, 2016