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  • Summary: The first new studio album for Beyoncé since 2016's Lemonade features contributions from 070 Shake, A.G. Cook, Mike Dean, Drake, Jay-Z, Labrinth, Skrillex, Tems, The-Dream, and The Neptunes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Exclaim
    Aug 1, 2022
    100
    While less vulnerable than Lemonade, RENAISSANCE takes the reins as Beyoncé's grandest record to date because of the technical achievements in production and seemingly effortless experimentation without losing any of her lyrical cool. ... Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE is a modern classic.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Aug 2, 2022
    100
    The catalog of touchstones, samples, and cameos on Renaissance could double as a syllabus for a master class on the evolution of dance music as it has unfolded during Beyoncé's lifetime.
  3. Rolling Stone
    Jul 29, 2022
    90
    Is this an evolution from Lemonade? Not quite. But with Renaissance, Beyoncé is more relatable than ever, giving listeners all the anthems and sultry slow burners we love and have come to expect from her, proving that inclusivity is the new black.
  4. HipHopDX
    Aug 4, 2022
    90
    Renaissance is both backward-looking and forward-thinking. A colorful, euphoric and glittery celebration of what has passed and what is still to come.
  5. The Independent (UK)
    Jul 29, 2022
    80
    That there are spots of filler on the first hour of Beyonce’s new trilogy suggests we’re in for indulgence, but that there are brisk bangers and Lemonade-like leaps of genre too bodes well for Beyonce’s defiant emotional renaissance.
  6. DIY Magazine
    Aug 9, 2022
    80
    Unlike 2016’s iconic ‘Lemonade’, ‘Renaissance’ firmly embodies this world. No ballads or break up songs necessary, the album sits proudly at 16 tracks of pure energy. A masterclass in reinvention.
  7. Resident Advisor
    Aug 9, 2022
    60
    Beyoncé is clearly itching to experiment with her sound. This latest album may not be her most cohesive release, but it does come with a handful of well-executed surprises. ... The album falls flat when it tries too hard to immerse itself in a culture that does not belong to Beyoncé.

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  1. Jul 29, 2022
    10
    I'm OBSESSED!!!!!! It's what the hive has been waiting for, truly one for the girls and the gays!!!!
  2. Jul 29, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. No one can ever do an album like Beyoncé. The production, samples, experimental sounds yet instant classic, the tributes and homages paid, the thoughtfulness, the gayness, the fem-dom-soft versatility, the freshness, and most importantly, the positive message we all need during this difficult ass time. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2022
    10
    Very unusual album from Beyonce. Although not a masterpiece like Lemonade was, I like how it is pretty unusual and in some cases strange. TheVery unusual album from Beyonce. Although not a masterpiece like Lemonade was, I like how it is pretty unusual and in some cases strange. The best thing about this album is how the songs are "mixed" and transit immediatelly from one to next one; like Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor. Ny favourites: I'm That Girl, Alien Superstar and America Has A Problem. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Os vocais precisos e a estética perfeitas! Uma artista que sai do óbvio e busca ser única em todos os aspectos da palavra. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2022
    10
    This is her best yet. I can't believe she actually topped Lemonade. She experimented and made her best album ever. It's dance, it'sThis is her best yet. I can't believe she actually topped Lemonade. She experimented and made her best album ever. It's dance, it's perfection, it's Beyonce's excellence! Expand
  6. Aug 3, 2022
    10
    Álbum maravilhoso! Parabéns à Beyoncé. Um dos melhores da carreira até agora.
  7. Aug 1, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Mas do mesmo, muito genérico esse álbum e muito chato mesmo não tem nada demais Expand

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