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|1.0 awful||butcherboy | February 8th 19|
you people are idiots..
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|0.0 ||YakNips | February 8th 19|
*drives boyfriend to suicide* thank u, next *drives next boyfriend to drug-addled depression* thank u, next..wow i stan u queen!!!
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|2.0 poor||JasonCarne | February 8th 19|
break up with your producers, i'm bored
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|3.0 good||Boris K. | February 8th 19|
The lack of capitalization in these songtitles is so edgy and groundbreaking!!!! like ohmygawd!!
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|4.0 excellent||Faraudo | February 8th 19|
My girl Ariana delivering some quality, catchy pop tunes with excellent production values. This is rmuch more in line with what made Dangerous Woman work so well.
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|1.5 very poor||RhaegarHarp | February 9th 19|
scroll through the lyrics and tell me how does this thing hailed as an "album" deserve anything above a 2.5 - i'm waiting
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|3.5 great||SowingSeason STAFF | February 9th 19|
In my Dangerous Woman review I lamented her inability to pull away from industry cliches. It was a breakthrough album for her stylistically, but it was still weighed down by trying to make every track a single, pointlessly featuring guest rappers that added no valuable content (Lil Wayne), etc. I wanted to see her create a cohesive album that featured consistent quality front-to-end, no obviously aggrandizing fluff, and that is also pure Ariana. This is that album, which is kind of unexpected. All I have to say, though, is this: Finally. She's got her style down pat, and has the confidence to deliver on her own without being buoyed by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, or Future. None of these tracks would have to be singles. thank u, next has its own vibe and all the songs fit in like equal pieces of the puzzle. Ms. Grande has grown into her massive potential, and even if it lacks a hit like 'Into You' or 'Problem', I respect her infinitely more for her work here. Young pop stars should take note of what she's done.
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|0.0 ||friv | February 8th 19|
I roll up my sleeves and rub my hands in anticipation. A new Ariana Grande album has just
been released. I click the Internet Explorer icon on my taskbar and make my way over to
Sputnikmusic.com. I type Grande's name in the search bar, only after spelling her first
name wrong twice. I hurriedly click on her newest album - "thank u, next", is it called?
Hmmm, maybe I could do something about millenials, maybe a bit with that "u", perhaps? I
look next at the tracklist. Ooh, all the titles are in lowercase? Definitely something
there. Eventually, after some pondering, I scroll down, only to read a soundoff that
reads, "I roll up my sleeves and rub my hands in anticipation. A new Ariana Grande album
has just been released. I click the Internet Explorer icon on my taskbar and make my way
over to Sputnikmusic.com. I search Grande's name in the search bar, only after spelling
her first name wrong twice. I hurriedly click on her newest album - "thank u, next", is
it called? Hmmm, maybe I could do something about millenials, maybe a bit with that "u",
perhaps? I look next at the tracklist. Ooh, all the titles are in lowercase? Definitely
something there. Eventually, after some pondering, I scroll down, only to read a soundoff
that reads exactly like all the soundoffs for all the top 40 albums that have come before
it. And I stop in my tracks."
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|2.0 poor||Emiliano B. | February 8th 19|
Struck me as wildly generic. Couple good songs but mostly just boring, trendy shit. Bloodline a banger tho.
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|2.5 average||ButtBoy | February 8th 19|
there are sooo many generic junk songs on here with retarded lyrics, current avg is fucked. Even
with great production, it doesn't save bad songwriting
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|1.5 very poor||Doofy | February 23rd 19|
Has there ever been a less needed ‘behind the lyrics’ tab on Spotify for any album ever?
4 Bumps | Bump
|0.0 ||EnyaFangirl | February 10th 19|
I hate Sputnik. I hate Sputnikers.
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|1.0 awful||GhandhiLion | February 13th 19|
Possible 1.5/5. Needin and Ghostin are inoffensive. Almost as good as Lemonade.
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|4.5 superb||Brendan Schroer | February 8th 19|
"Ariana started dominating herself now she's dominating you."
Yes please ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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|4.0 excellent||iGuter | February 8th 19|
Ariana started dominating herself now she's dominating you. Thank U, Next continues the realness, self care, and positive vibes that were in sweetener, but subtly adds an edgier bite. After all the crazy publicity with highs and devastating lows surrounding her, the album was a perfect testament of dealing with it. Her follow up feels like the perfect companion piece to that album, with reflective lyrics and sonicically consistent. It's a real player as the first and could be the best pop record of the year.
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|2.5 average||McMegaMountain | February 12th 19|
Her trap instances are hilarious too. I found her last record to be tolerable but this is just boring af.
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|1.5 very poor||industry plant | March 9th 19|
"break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored"
1 Bumps | Bump
|0.0 ||Mason | February 8th 19|
Ah, the infamous yearly release schedule. We saw how well it worked for Weezer back in the day, maybe this'll work even better! :D
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|2.0 poor||Bedex | June 24th 19|
Her most consistent album, in that there are almost no truly bad tracks, but also very few tracks I dig. 4 and 12 are probably the only kinda jams, with 7 being nice too, while 3 is probably the most annoying track. Ari keeps the trap/rap influences from Sweetener, but watered down with more pop - which isn't in itself a bad idea. The famous tracks are meh too. Her most forgettable album since her debut? 2.2
|4.0 excellent||angrytortilla | June 5th 19|
A good, solid pop album. Ariana does a good job of not painting herself in too good a light- she's broken and wants good things, but she can be the bad guy too.
|4.0 excellent||cjbizzlebizzle | April 24th 19|
thank u, next is so much more than your typical mainstream pop album as Ariana Grande manages to drop catchy hits (NASA, 7 rings) and some very personal and emotional tracks surrounding the poppy ones. After what Ariana has gone through in the last few years (Manchester, Mac Miller) it is hard to even imagine having the energy to produce new music but here Ariana has triumphed. The combo of pop, R&B and trap beats is luscious and produces a very deep and often melancholy atmosphere to support Ariana's excellent vocals. The beats all around are just fantastic and things really culminate with the wonderful guitar forward, trap bass backed Bad Idea. Beyond that Imagine, NASA, Fake Smile, Ghostin, 7 Rings and thank u, next are all really, really exemplary modern pop songs covering the obvious hits to the very deep and introspective. This album makes you feel like you get to know Ariana a bit more than just some pop goddess who you see on TV. It is reminiscent of how Carly Rae changed her trajectory with EMOTION and hopefully Ariana can continue in this direction.
|4.0 excellent||TheManMachine | March 15th 19|
Most captivating perhaps is that for a singer of Grande's stature it's so, well, hers. No frills, no fuss, no bombastic guest pandering, not pored over, vaguely personal while preserving that ol pop-star ambiguity. Can't say I'm emotionally invested in her ability/alacrity to buy anything or beckon others' boyfriends, but I laud her forward vulnerability and lack of bullshit. Even with a horrifying concert bombing and suddenly deceased ex-boo fresh under her belt, such "baggage" always just lies under the surface, never subject to harping or detail or direct reference. Which some may call commercial+cautious; I lean more towards poised+professional. And right: full listen is a cohesive breeze, each song specific, a voice that dazzles without overdoing it, steady pop mastery. Faves of which abolish sham smiles and spell out a space agency's acronym to transmit that this star needs some space.
|2.5 average||notkanyewest | February 10th 19|
AG has said that she'd like to put out music the way rappers do, and that makes sense to me. This feels like a decent datpiff era rap mixtape- 70% filler, 30% really inspired. The production is pretty limp and forgettable across the board, and I find the more hip-hop leaning songs, although she's obviously having fun making them, tend to play against her strengths. ("NASA")
|4.5 superb||JNeu | June 30th 19|
|1.5 very poor||you789 | June 29th 19|
|3.0 good||Skoj | June 11th 19|
|3.5 great||Coast | May 4th 19|
|3.0 good||OGGOD | May 4th 19|
|3.0 good||ckssr1 | April 21st 19|
|1.0 awful||djrm | March 20th 19|
|4.5 superb||Zeuzo | March 15th 19|
|2.5 average||Mojito | March 4th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Cormano | March 3rd 19|
|3.0 good||Hawks | March 2nd 19|
|4.0 excellent||Aszhi | March 1st 19|
|2.5 average||A2112W | February 28th 19|
|3.5 great||chris. | February 26th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Eldave93 | February 25th 19|
|3.0 good||ATTA | February 22nd 19|
|3.5 great||Prancer | February 22nd 19|
|4.5 superb||Jehad | February 20th 19|
|4.0 excellent||yeahsure | February 20th 19|
|4.0 excellent||P0laris | February 19th 19|
|1.0 awful||Michael | February 18th 19|
|3.5 great||Pangea | February 17th 19|
|3.0 good||LeoAV | February 15th 19|
|4.0 excellent||cbjeeby | February 15th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Surette | February 15th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Stacey | February 15th 19|
|3.5 great||Arctick | February 14th 19|
|3.5 great||solrage | February 14th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Jrpuri2 | February 13th 19|
|2.5 average||stromz | February 13th 19|
|3.5 great||hasan | February 13th 19|
|3.0 good||daxsic | February 13th 19|
|2.0 poor||botb | February 12th 19|
|3.0 good||lg433 | February 12th 19|
|3.5 great||Thibs | February 12th 19|
|3.5 great||Bog91 | February 11th 19|
|3.0 good||Djang0 | February 11th 19|
|3.5 great||dedex | February 11th 19|
|3.5 great||NoSons | February 11th 19|
|3.0 good||kzy | February 11th 19|
|4.0 excellent||mvdu | February 11th 19|
|3.5 great||tyler | February 10th 19|
|2.5 average||bharry | February 10th 19|
|4.0 excellent||alamo | February 10th 19|
|3.5 great||Gueero | February 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Handers | February 9th 19|
|3.5 great||Keira | February 9th 19|
|2.5 average||CGayda | February 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||chayka | February 9th 19|
|2.0 poor||Skoop | February 9th 19|
|2.5 average||Yebele | February 8th 19|
|3.0 good||wwf | February 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||xenox | February 8th 19|
|3.5 great||ian b. | February 8th 19|
|3.5 great||Dmax28 | February 8th 19|
|3.0 good||FoOltz | February 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Sean H. CONTRIBUTOR | February 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||TheSpirit CONTRIBUTOR | February 8th 19|
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