Survivor

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: May 1, 2001
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20

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  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. 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
  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 more upbeat and catchy than those of their first two albums so it's probably their best.
  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 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 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. Collapse
  4. JamalB
    May 22, 2005
    10
    This is the best album ever!
  5. KaykayR
    Aug 16, 2003
    9
    They sound really good together and their voices are amazing! Their music is fresh and alive and you go girls!!!
  6. ZoeyV.
    Jul 16, 2002
    8
    U go girls keep rockin coz u all got the vocals 2 do whatever u want i adore all ya songs girlz so keep ~GROOVIN~
  7. KarimB.
    Feb 4, 2002
    10
    this is the baddest cd, if all the members that were ever in destinys child got back together and made an album they would be unstoppable
  8. JYMYH
    May 18, 2001
    9
    Apart from the last 2 tracks (Gospel Medley & Outro), it's an outstanding album. Especially check out 'Happyface', a unique song that should put a big smile on everybody's face!!!
  9. SethB.
    May 14, 2001
    4
    An O.K. offering. My problem is with their jump-on-whatever sounds-good themes: Bills, Bills, Bills or Independent Woman???? Pick an image, any image!!
  10. EricaJ.
    May 8, 2001
    10
    This album shows the maturity of the talented women of Destiny's Child. The album shows each members vocal abilities. Destiny's Child is surpassing the blond pop stage, and is giving there all with there records. They have fans literraly in awe on the new album. Make sure you pick up Survivor if you dont have it!
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. 'Survivor' is brimful of staccato Timbaland skew-beats and a heroic disregard for the 'all-important' milkman whistleability factor. It is, quite frankly, nuts.
  2. Clever rhythms, tricky harmonies and diverse musical reference points -- including the opening riff from Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" -- frequently distract from the lyrical shortcomings.
  3. Destiny's Child vamps, stamps, and oozes its way through a set of sparely arranged showcases for its layered vocal weave...