Destiny Fulfilled - Destiny's Child
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: Despite her burgeoning solo career, Beyonce Knowles has rejoined bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the first Destiny's Child album in 3 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 80
    While it's no surprise that Destiny Fulfilled showcases advanced production values, the songwriting and vocal abilities are just as impressive. [Jan 2005, p.81]
  2. The singers balance resilience with vulnerability, worldly desires with divine aspirations, but the material is simply overblown, puffed up with soap-bubble ideas and endless repetition. [14 Nov 2004]
  3. 60
    It's fun enough, until the interminable breakup theme that drags down the second half. [Dec 2004, p.136]
  4. A surprisingly perfunctory disc that never quite justifies its existence. [22 Nov 2004]
  5. The album winds up sounding too reserved and heavy-handed, which makes it a disappointment not only compared to what the group has done before, but also to what the girls have achieved outside the group.
  6. It's disappointing to find a glut of songs seemingly calibrated to appease the demographics. [Jan 2005, p.126]
  7. Destiny Fulfilled starts off pitifully and only gets worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. Jan 9, 2013
    7
    Another good album from the girls of Destiny's Child, but like their other albums they never really master a solid album full of hits. The singles are the stand-outs as well as one or two other tracks but there are one too many slower songs on this album. Expand
  2. May 4, 2014
    5
    Not only the title of the album was a signal that the group was coming to an end, but you could also tell from the lack of effort and power displayed in all these songs. Expand

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