Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Jul 12, 2019
    40
    [The off-trend songs like Alaska, Sawzall and Hawaiian Mazes] feel freer, more exciting and more innovative. But III isn’t that. Instead, for the most part, it feels like Banks-by-numbers.
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    40
    The mood of the album largely feels scattered and unfocused, and nothing lands quite as well as the bass-heavy, vengeful breakup song template that she’s best known for. Banks sounds freer, and is showing new sides of herself, but they’re not all entirely convincing.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 115
  2. Negative: 10 out of 115
  1. Jul 15, 2019
    10
    lowkey, watching an artist evolve with their music throughout the years is admiring. yes, it did take a few listens to completely digest andlowkey, watching an artist evolve with their music throughout the years is admiring. yes, it did take a few listens to completely digest and understand this album, disregard the fact that banks nearly ditches her dark-electronica sound for half of iii , and completely embrace another side of banks I was so unaware I was ready for. honestly, iii is unlike her first two albums and that makes this album so refreshing to listen. there are glimpses of dark-pop banks, but she also introduces a more softer, delicate yet playful side of her soul which she bares so well. she remains blunt with her lyrics, sometimes sloppy and harsh with delivery but that's an admiring trait that i pray banks never censors. the three years inbetween albums were long yet a rewarding wait.

    highlights: till now, contaminated, sawzall, hawaiian mazes, if we were made of water
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  2. Jul 14, 2019
    10
    Her most powerful album so far. The on fleek music production matches the lyrics perfectly. An empowering album that will get you dancingHer most powerful album so far. The on fleek music production matches the lyrics perfectly. An empowering album that will get you dancing around as Banks takes you to different places. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2019
    10
    a 10/10 unique banks sound, a 10/10 album.
    Every song is uniquely different yet doesn't make you feel like losing her idenitiy while
    a 10/10 unique banks sound, a 10/10 album.
    Every song is uniquely different yet doesn't make you feel like losing her idenitiy while listening, every song was thought-thru, based on a 30th listen. yes i love banks so much. you have the semi up-tempo songs "Gimme, Propaganda, Alaska....." then strips down with "Hawaiian Mazes, Sawzall, Look What you're doing to me, If we were made of water...." let's you sink into the unique banks sound, a dark-emotional journey with "Stroke, Till Now, Godless" Thank you Jillian Banks.
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