Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #445 / 879
User Score
2016 Ratings: #224
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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.

eliiscool5
85
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
dumbmoonlight
70
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.
TheDankestMeme
63
Dangerous Woman is a project with some heavy hitters but substantial misses. Ariana opens the album with some of the best songs off the album with Moonlight, Dangerous Woman, Be Alright and Into You. About after Side to Side some of the weaker cuts start appearing like Let Me Love You which features the weakest chorus on the album and one of Lil Wayne's most uninspired performances to date. Everyday with Future is also another weak cut with an uninteresting hook and Future doing a pretty ... read more
Ana_Paula007
87
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
Kanye
86
Ariana absolutely shines on this record, i think this is radio pop perfection. it’s moody and contemporary but still manages to stay interesting and even a bit edgy on some tracks. thank u next is a more consistent experience but this has higher highlights and has become my fav ari album

fav tracks - side to side, knew better/forever boy, dangerous women, sometimes, let me love you
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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