Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2024 Ratings: #96 / 105
User Score
Based on 482 ratings
2024 Rank: #161
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Venus is a bold but totally sensical evolution in sound that avoids a third LP of the same old songs and pushes Larsson's sonic style into the future.

80
Dork
An energetic playlist of sounds, styles and emotions.
70
DIY
Aside from being a slight hodgepodge of genres, it’s a lush flex of skill.
70
Clash
Sure, it’s heaps of fun at times and packed with plenty of euro pop bangers to satisfy the faithful, but this time around, otherworldly, celestial highs compensate for moments when Larsson surrenders to commercial viability during its unfortunately frequent lows.
68
Beats Per Minute

The solar system is endless and while Larsson has successfully mined some excellent inspiration from Venus, it may be time for her to leave her comfort zone and explore more alien territories in the future.

63
Northern Transmissions

Larsson can often write a solid pop song, but the lack of real standouts — in the vein of previous bangers “Love Me Land” or “All the Time” doesn’t make VENUS the powerful statement one would like it to be.

60
The Line of Best Fit

Larsson knows her strengths, but she knows them too well. If she could only break down the facade further and reach beyond her comfort zone to meet the listener halfway, she would be unstoppable.

60
The Skinny
Out of step with the current pop landscape, Larsson’s fourth studio album is something Capital FM would’ve eaten up ten years ago.
60
The Observer
Ignore the occasional earnest track and the Swedish star’s fourth album is an object lesson in delicious, ‘super fun’ pop.
48
Spectrum Culture
Lackluster writing and repetitive production make Zara Larsson’s Venus a totally underwhelming experience.
BradTasteMusic
52

Zara Larson manages to exceed my expectations, and I just thought she was going to be another heavily exploited pop star from the cover, but instead I was greeted to some pretty decent pop slop.

“Venus” like the name implies is all love songs from different perspectives. While cheesy at points, it is more obvious that Zara is more involved creatively on this album than some of the earlier works. She also has just matured a bit artistically

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Use_name
40

Penis

NeedlefluuJr
100

I have never been a fan of Zara Larsson, so i'm not lying when I say that when I got to the third or fourth listen and I fell in love with this tracklist I was a little taken aback. I mean just looking back in hindsight ever single fucking song is so flawless!
It's honestly no surprise I enjoy this as much as I do though because if you have a look at my 100s you will find Ava Max's DnD on there and this entire project could have been an Ava one it's so similar!
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LE1MusicReviews
56

It’s fairly fun, yet safe. Some of the tracks have a nice underlying groove, but nothing really sticks beyond the release of this record. Venus is the kind of record that you’ll listen to a couple times without the incentive to return back.

iggoncalves
62

Can't Tame Her (7/10)
More Than This Was (7/10)
On My Love (7/10)
Ammunition (7,5/10)
None Of These Guys (7/10)
You Love Who You Love (6,8/10)
End Of Time (6,5/10)
Nothing (6,5/10)
Soundtrack (6/10)
Venus (6,8/10)
The Healing (6,8/10)

planetpopstar
58

Songs Saved 2/12

Favorite Song: You Love Who You Love

Think this is the first super pop-sounding album i played this year sounds like something that would play on my work radio. It was still good tho ngl

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Track List

1Can't Tame Her
3:16
79
2More Than This Was
3:13
65
3On My Love
3:42
56
4Ammunition
3:42
60
5None Of These Guys
2:42
62
6You Love Who You Love
3:05
73
7End Of Time
3:29
68
8Nothing
2:47
55
9Escape
3:14
64
10Soundtrack
3:23
55
11Venus
3:27
66
12The Healing
3:10
60
Total Length: 39 minutes
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Added on: October 26, 2023