• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Lemonade Image
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2906 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The sixth solo studio album for the singer premiered as an hour-long HBO special before streaming on Tidal. A physical release is set for May 6.
Buy On

Top Track

Formation
What happened at the New Wil'ins? Bitch, I'm back by popular demand Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Apr 25, 2016
    100
    Lemonade is by far Beyoncé’s strongest album.
  2. 100
    Her boldest, most ambitious, best album to date.
  3. 100
    Cynics will cry foul, that Beyoncé remains an entitled superstar, raging at a paper tiger. Those cynics will be ignoring one of this year’s finest albums.
  4. Apr 25, 2016
    90
    ["Sorry,"] is a combative, unglossy track on an album full of them. ... As she did with her 2013 album, “Beyoncé,” she has also paired the music with full-length video that expands and deepens its impact.
  5. Apr 26, 2016
    85
    Lemonade is a stunning album, one that sees her exploring sounds she never has before. It also voices a rarely seen concept, that of the album-length ode to infidelity. Even stranger, it doesn’t double as an album-length ode to breaking up.
  6. 80
    This is a record that is highly sonically ambitious, and even the moments that don’t quite come together are carried by Beyoncé’s vocal talents and sheer star power.
  7. Apr 26, 2016
    70
    If Lemonade feels less ambitious than the near-70-minute Beyoncé, it's probably because the penetrating spoken-word interludes, composed of verses by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, featured in Lemonade's accompanying long-form music video have been excised from the album itself.

See all 33 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 605
  1. Sep 15, 2016
    10
    Um álbum inovador na carreira dela. Veio para causar. Usado como protesto nas causas sociais. Ela se reinventou. Alem de tudo é inspirador.Um álbum inovador na carreira dela. Veio para causar. Usado como protesto nas causas sociais. Ela se reinventou. Alem de tudo é inspirador. Ela acordou e fez isso belamente. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2016
    10
    A real masterpiece. This is what the world needs: ART! It brings a mix of rhythms with an amazing harmony. The context of the album isA real masterpiece. This is what the world needs: ART! It brings a mix of rhythms with an amazing harmony. The context of the album is absolutely wonderful! Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    One of the most legendary artist in music history. An incredible album, excellence
  4. May 13, 2016
    10
    this album is a masterpiece! it's trip into the pain of a woman, really feel it.In his passionate path he focuses on the situation of blackthis album is a masterpiece! it's trip into the pain of a woman, really feel it.In his passionate path he focuses on the situation of black women in the United States, on the battles that for years have had to bear and still argue with dignity against racial discrimination: very significant in this regard, is an extract from the Malcolm X speech in which He argues that the black woman is the most discriminated against in America. The black woman as female and as a mother, as those of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, three of many young African Americans killed in recent years by the American police, who appear in the video holding in his hands the photos of their missing son . Poignant, passionate, feline and ruthless, Beyonce crosses the sea of ​​feminine contradictions literally immersed in the water, where every complaint is muffled, blurred vision and zeroed breath but then suddenly everything becomes clearer, comes the self-awareness , the inner strength that opens all those doors that were previously closed, breaking its banks that too often women are self-build around and let the water flow away violent, while celebrating its rebirth. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2016
    10
    The artistry is beautiful
    Vocals Incredible
    Original Refreshing Exciting Captivating Whilst other artist are busy doing the same crap
    The artistry is beautiful
    Vocals Incredible
    Original
    Refreshing
    Exciting
    Captivating

    Whilst other artist are busy doing the same crap or releasing strategically depressing songs, Beyonce comes through with this fierce incredible album.
    No one in music but Beyonce is willing to take the risk of low singles and album sales to bring artistry, originality and excitement back to music again.

    Her willingness to do new things in music and not cop out and recycle her previous sound is incredible.
    The album is a reflection of her, it's an album for everyone. It shows her culture and who she is as a female.
    Its not anti anyone or anything its just all Beyonce.
    Expand
  6. IGa
    May 26, 2016
    9
    Fascinating lyrics, crazy and slow beats, "Lemonade" don´t provide only an innovative fun, but it shows a great visual and musical conceptFascinating lyrics, crazy and slow beats, "Lemonade" don´t provide only an innovative fun, but it shows a great visual and musical concept that impresses. A little better then its predecessor, this album deserve its share of praises. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Um simples escoramento em causas sociais, o disco é ótimo mas as intenções não. Mas uma apelação da industria, simples lançamento visando o Grammy de álbum do ano. Expand

See all 605 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2016

    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2016 Image
    Published: January 5, 2017
    The results of our 7th annual user poll are in! Find out which albums, movies, TV shows, and games were the favorites of the Metacritic community in 2016.
  2. The Best Albums of 2016

    The Best Albums of 2016 Image
    Published: December 23, 2016
    We rank the 40 highest-scoring album releases of 2016. You can also find lists of the best reissues and 2016's lowest-scoring albums as well as our users' favorite albums of the year.
  3. Best of 2016: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

    Best of 2016: Music Critic Top Ten Lists Image
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
  4. The Best Albums of 2016 So Far

    The Best Albums of 2016 So Far Image
    Published: June 30, 2016
    We ranked the best music of the year released through June 30, 2016.
  5. Best of April 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

    Best of April 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV Image
    Published: April 30, 2016
    Browse our handy guide to the best entertainment of the past month, with lists of the highest-scoring video games, TV shows, albums, and films released during April.