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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the pop singer features production from Charles Anderson, Tommy Brown, Michael Foster, Max Martin, Happy Perez, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Andrew "Pop" Wansel.
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ghostin
[Verse 1] I know you hear me when I cry I try to hold it in at night While you're sleeping next to me But it's your arms that I need this time (This... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 91
    Of course, the album is a highly polished product and not some diary page. But it feels lived in, truthful, authentic.
  2. Feb 7, 2019
    90
    A singer who not only knows what she wants but knows that she's wanted, and that attitude unites and propels thank u, next through its ballads and R&B jams, turning it into an album that embodies every aspect of Ariana Grande, the grand pop star.
  3. Feb 20, 2019
    90
    thank u, next builds on Sweetener by switching modes of scale. It’s less about looking at the world than being by yourself, more focused on the textures of memory than our actions stemming from it. ... thank u, next is also Ariana’s most stunning vocal album.
  4. 80
    An album that ultimately serves as both an emancipation and a proclamation, Grande fully bending her collaborators to her will instead of merely playing in their sandboxes, and creating a blissful fusion of pop and R&B that is entirely her own.
  5. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    This is one of the year’s best pop albums so far, even in a 2019 that’s already turning out to be a great one for new music. Thank U, Next makes you suspect that the best Ariana is yet to come.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    80
    Her strongest body of work to date.
  7. Feb 19, 2019
    60
    [7 Rings] is a hit, but isn’t actually all that great, using Rodgers and Hammerstein’s My Favourite Things as its sing-song musical base. The rest of the album remains of interest for its evolutions in sound, delivery and attitude.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 308
  1. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    All the songs are so good with 0 skips, literally a masterpiece ! Congrats Ariana
  2. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    Amzing! Ariana show us a new type of music, thank u, next is very good album and it deserve a score up to 80 like sweetener and Yours Truly
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    GOD, how she can do that? Two album in 6 months. Also Sweetener is Sweetener. And thank u, next is just a holy bop. I live for this. JustGOD, how she can do that? Two album in 6 months. Also Sweetener is Sweetener. And thank u, next is just a holy bop. I live for this. Just beautiful and well done. She is the best. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    Ariana’s most personal album yet, the production and the vocals are breathtaking. Every song is just amazing and tells a story. The albumAriana’s most personal album yet, the production and the vocals are breathtaking. Every song is just amazing and tells a story. The album includes happy tracks about self love such as ”thank u, next” and ”7 rings” but also personal ballads such as ”ghostin”. Definitely her best work yet, it’s simply breathtaking. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    Girl, I'm gagged. This chick is giving me life and I'm feeling my oats! I've loved ghostin.
  6. Feb 9, 2019
    9
    La inclusión del R&B en Ariana es una combinación sencillamente perfecta. Su mejor álbum con diferencia.
  7. Apr 4, 2019
    0
    Que horror, ya ni tan confiable es la crítica alabando tremendo mojonazo como thank u chancro
    La reconchatumariana

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