Beyoncé

Lemonade

2016

This album was released 137 weeks ago.

86% ±14% 25 reviews
# Song 4WIM
Rating Source
86% 4WIM Rating
100% Consequence of Sound The fear in an album as compelling as Lemonade is that the surface level narrative — Jay Z cheating on Beyoncé — will overshadow the real root of the record.
100% Rock NYC And I am glad I did, with Prince’s death I had easy access to his catalog, answering the musical question as to why I don’t want to search through my CDs anymore to find his back catalog.
100% Rolling Stone Magazine (USA) What does it mean for Beyoncé to drop a new surprise album on the world within days of a giant like Prince leaving us?
100% TimeOut Beyoncé worked with so many people on ‘Lemonade’, her sixth album which she dropped on Sunday with an accompanying short film, that its credits run to 3,105 words.
100% Tiny Mixtapes The album’s epilogue reminds that there’s no uplift without upheaval, no hope without formation.
100% Tiny Mixtapes The album’s epilogue reminds that there’s no uplift without upheaval, no hope without formation.
100% The Telegraph But until Lemonade aired, no one had a clue what it was, outside of a single image of the singer sporting braids and a fur jacket.
100% Renowned for Sound On Beyoncé, she invited her audience to immerse themselves in the complexities and sensuality of her marriage, and on Lemonade she takes that concept to its logical extreme.
93% The A.V. Club Unsurprisingly, the widely held assumption is that its references to a cheating spouse, wedding regrets, a breakup, and then reconciliation are specifically pointing to Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage.
90% Spin Curiosity and speculation about her very private life with Jay Z renders that mystery an exploitable readymade — especially for professionally confessional songwriting inspiration and for moving mountains of product.
90% Spin Curiosity and speculation about her very private life with Jay Z renders that mystery an exploitable readymade — especially for professionally confessional songwriting inspiration and for moving mountains of product.
90% Earbuddy For our latest Roundtable, Earbuddy writers Madeline, Tom Alexander, JEDowney, and NK will be reviewing Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
90% Exclaim! Music The result is an album in which millions will find their own struggles reflected back to them, as therapeutic as it is utterly dazzling.
85% Pitchfork Beyoncé and Jay Z are the most famous musical couple on the planet, and Beyoncé in particular is in a great place.
83% Gaffa (Sweden) Det är ett verk som medvetet riktar sig till de Beyoncé håller närmast och dess betydelse är därför mycket större för de som träffas av det mest, som hon vill nå mest.
83% Nöjesguiden Som sagt, kort efter att Beyoncés nya skiva med den där textraden om en kvinna med good hair släppts, lade Rachel Roy upp den här bilden.
80% DIY Magazine These songs might be deeply personal, but there’s always a sense that she’s singing about something bigger.
80% The Guardian Dishearteningly billed as “a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self knowledge and healing” – a description that makes it sound like something agonisingly earnest you’d go out of your way to avoid at the Edinburgh Fringe – Beyoncé’s sixth solo album touches on a lot of potent topics.
80% Pop Matters The one who wanted to be judged on her stupendous talent not her skin color, and wanted us all to do the same.” —Piers Morgan, The Daily Mail (25 April 2016)It sounds as if Morgan is saying he wishes Beyoncé wasn’t behaving so “black”.
80% The 405
80% The Line of Best Fit
80% New Musical Express Many expected the subject of ‘Lemonade’ to follow the springy, markedly political steps of lead single ‘Formation’, but only ‘Freedom (feat.
70% Slant Magazine
60% PressPLAY Broken chords chime like a grandfather clock as Beyoncé coos over them like a horror soundtrack.
40% Irish Times After levelling accusations in her song lyrics about being cheated on, Beyonce made clear in the last tracks of the new album that she has decided to reconcile with him and continue in the marriage.