Survivor

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: May 1, 2001
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Even lineup changes and inter-group squabbling couldn't stop the trio's commercial winning streak, but a massive shot of independence just might. Brilliantly crafted songs from some of pop music's top songwriting ringers have played a key role in Destiny's Child's success, but Survivor finds frontwoman Beyoncé Knowles taking over the reins, co-writing and co-producing nearly every track.
  2. Survivor is cute at best... The few good songs--the jittering, sing-along "Survivor," hypocritical "Nasty Girl," and a cappella "Gospel Medley"--leave 1997 Destiny's Child fans feeling cheated.
  3. All fifteen tracks are one-dimensional disses and dismissals of scantily clad women, vengeful boyfriends, and the group's assorted doubters.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 8, 2016
    8
    1. Independent Women Part I 5/5
    2. Survivor 4/5
    3. Bootylicious 4/5 4. Nasty Girl 3/5 5. Fancy 3/5 6. Apple Pie A La Mode 3/5 7.
    1. Independent Women Part I 5/5
    2. Survivor 4/5
    3. Bootylicious 4/5
    4. Nasty Girl 3/5
    5. Fancy 3/5
    6. Apple Pie A La Mode 3/5
    7. Sexy Daddy 4/5
    8. Independent Women Part II 3/5
    9. Happy Face 3/5
    10. Emotion 4/5
    11. Dangerously In Love 5/5
    12. Brown Eyes 4/5
    13. The Story Of Beauty 3/5
    14. Gospel Medley 3/5
    15. Outro (DC-3) Thank You 2/5
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  2. Jan 9, 2013
    7
    Survivor delivered some smash hits like the title track and Bootylicious, but once again the rest of the album is just OK. The songs are moreSurvivor delivered some smash hits like the title track and Bootylicious, but once again the rest of the album is just OK. The songs are more upbeat and catchy than those of their first two albums so it's probably their best. Full Review »
  3. EvanJ
    Jan 30, 2006
    7
    Survivor, Independant Women Pt. 1 and Bootylicious are the undeniable chart stopping hits that make this album. Overall though, this is not Survivor, Independant Women Pt. 1 and Bootylicious are the undeniable chart stopping hits that make this album. Overall though, this is not the type of album you would want to listen to in it's entirety. I am a fan, but Destiny Fulfilled (2004) despite all the criticism, and The Writing's On The Wall are much more accomplished albums. If only they the producers figured out the bad tracks and made the album more fluid, it could have been one of the best albums ever. But still lots of fun. Full Review »