Survivor is the third studio album by American girl group Destiny's Child. It was released on May 1st, 2001, by Columbia Records. The album features production by lead singer Beyoncé Knowles and J.R. Rotem, with additional production from Poke & Tone, Cory Rooney and Mark J. Feist. Four singles were released from the album: "Survivor", "Bootylicious", a cover of Samantha Sang's "Emotion", and "Nasty Girl". The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at number one in over fifteen countries across Europe, North America and other continents. In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 663,000 copies, the highest first-week sales figures of any female group in the SoundScan era, and stayed at number one for two consecutive weeks. It earned Destiny's Child two Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best R&B Album. Survivor was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on January 7, 2002. Billboard ranked Survivor at number 70 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade. The album has sold over 4.7 million copies in the United States[*] and over 10 million copies worldwide.Wikipedia
More sure of themselves than of their material, hence the frontloading. After the three hits, a pleasant ramble through vocal wham-bam more fleshed-out than the ideas.
Le R'n'B est ce qui est arrivé de mieux aux États-unis depuis l'arrivée des conquistadors au XVIème siècle. Robert refuse toutefois de reconnaître ce genre de musique et préfère classer ces albums dans la pile Pop ou Hip-hop. Quelle honte... Vous commencez à en avoir l'habitude, chaque nouvel album de R'n'B est l'occasion pour moi de m'enquérir de la santé mentale des fans de métal. Aux dernières nouvelles, ces derniers suent toujours autant dans leur T-shirt tête de mort et grattouillent régulièrement le dos de leurs innombrables clébards couverts de puces porteuses de maladies que l'on pense disparues. N'hésitez pas à me dire si la situation a évolué.
Like the missy elliott album I got, survivor is very emblematic of it’s time but it’s definitely much less dated than that album. Survivor still makes me feel like a bad bitch even though I’m a straight white man
Ehh it's pretty generic pop RnB. You get the gist pretty much halfway through. Probably about 20 minutes too long. 2.5/5
Turn of the century pop classic this has one of the best three song starts of any pop album. Obviously the trio of ladies are fantastic singers belting out iconic track after iconic track.
I know Beyonce is a big deal but I never actually heard her music. I guess it's the generation gap or maybe the younger generation has been dumbed down by technology, but there is not a lot of depth here. Apparently many people feel encouraged by the song Survivor, cancer survivors, etc. I am glad they have found some comfort with this. But the video is appalling, using sex to sell music. I wish that would go away!
i'm survivor too
A modern classic - very enjoyable listen
Feel like it gets a bit lost by the end but such a strong start with a LOT of big tunes.
Really fun and easy to listen to
Great and enjoyable pop/r&b album. Couple of big hits, couple of other higher tempo songs, albeit a bit too long
The entire album is produced to perfection, the best sounding R&B with infectious rhythms and top class vocal performances by Beyonce and the entire group’s harmonies. The quality of the songs significantly dips in the second half, but overall, great album!
Now here are the kind of albums I’m wanting to see on this list! Three bangers right out the gate and then a bunch of R/B greatness. Awesome album.
Bangers off the top. The later songs get a bit much but still a great listen
First 3 songs are all A* pop songs. Expected the rest of the album to drop off a cliff but surprisingly it didn't and had some actually good tunes. It's a collection of individual songs rather than an album but on the other hand I feel this is where Beyonce's superstardom started and it does have a star is born feeling. I'm waffling as i'm hesitant to give this a 4 but on the power of the first 3 songs I'm gonna do it.
Snitched idyls to make an album with powerful track, and the music is pretty good too
An R&B classic
Some hits. Some cheesys. Fairly good. Would listen again
Pretty middle of the road, nice if you like this kind of pop
Pretty classic album with some bangers from the 00s - most of album isn't my flavour but can't deny they are excellent
Good album, famous tracks, nothing quite like it. Very typical late 90s, early noughties R&B partly because it's so influential. Loose in some areas and very much targeted towards a listener other than myself but nevertheless an icon of the genre.
What a lot of fun. Hit after hit
Some real chart topping bangers. What a fun time for early 2000s pop & interesting to see the start of Beyoncé & Kelly's career. And let's not forget Charlie's Angels - good times.
Muy bonico cantan.
This album is certainly a time capsule. R&B has changed a lot since this album was popular, and it's neat to go back and listen to stuff from that era that helped define a sound that has long since passed. At least, it's neat to go back and listen to the good stuff from that era (I'm still angry that I had to listen to that Limp Bizkit album). This album really holds up, both in terms of its music and its messaging. It's packed full of monster hits, but there's also really no filler on the album 4/5
Une équipe de professionnels surentraînés vient d'être envoyée par mes soins au domicile de mon affreux camarade d'écoute robespierre afin d'éliminer ce dernier. Ses avis désastreux sur la rnb ont en effet dépassé les bornes avec le 5 accordé à cet album, auquel j'accorde un minuscule 4/5.
I obviously owned (and maybe still own?) this CD. The music videos for these are ingrained in my brain. It’s funny listening to this realizing it’s basically a Beyoncé album when I did not even realize that when it came out. The repetition in these songs can get annoying at some points. However according to my rating scale it gets a 4 because Bootylicious and Emotion are songs I could listen to once a week for the rest of my life
So many great pop songs on here. Super fun listen.
Another banger of an album that was a re-listen.
Really brings me back to middle school. I'm enjoying how wholesome the themes are, how unwavering in their conviction. Respect. The cheesy orchestral synth sounds don't hold up in my opinion, but beyond that I thought it held up pretty well.
Pretty great harmonies and rhythms. Gets a little repetitive, but enjoyable overall.
It is a delicious pop R&B tour. Lots of catchy melodies and beats, with some clear highlights with Survivor, Bootylicious and Dangerously in Love. However, i have no idea what to make of Outra Thank You. I could tolerate maybe 30 seconds of them doting on their bandmates, but holy god... 4 minutes?!??! I'm giving them a pass on this, pretending it wasn't added to the album.
Mooi album, wordt wat veel van hetzelfde na een tijd
This was everywhere when it came out, I guess it was the beginning of the Cult of Beyonce. But it's just rnb pop music. It's not bad, not really that good either. Goes too long. 3/5.
I was excited for this one. Then Nasty Girl came on and I was like woah. No. Not ok Bey. The singles were a bop though.
No point after the first 3 songs
There are a fair few undisputed bangers on here. The opening 15 mins is relentless pop gold. The warbling gets a bit much after that, but they keep it interesting with actual melodies. All goes a bit "Disney Movie Credits" at the end. Like a lot of these, could have done with being 15 mins shorter.
Whoa, can't say I was expecting to see Destiny's Child on the list! Where it all started for Beyonce, her trio with Kelly Rowland and....that other girl (Michelle Williams, but I had to look it up). This is very definitely early '00s R&B/pop music, a style that's obviously dated, but there are some classic gems on here that still hit. And the rendition of the "Tarzan Boy" whooping on "Nasty Girl" was a pleasant surprise! Album started strong, but fizzled out for me. I had no idea, all these years, that Beyonce herself is involved in production on pretty much everything she does, including this album. Considering she's also a credited writer on every song, while Kelly and Michelle do not appear in many of the credits, it's no surprise she would eventually fly solo and become the superstar that she is today. Consider Destiny's Child to be her incubator. Favorite tracks: Independent Women Pt. 1, Survivor, Nasty Girl, Sexy Daddy (hilarious two titles there). Album art: Damn, this is also so dated to that era. The type of shot you'd see in a Backstreet Boys video or something. Undeniably goofy, but you can't be too surprised for what it is. 3/5
Opens with some bangers but really the later half of this album doesn't offer much to me. 3.5
First few tracks are great, but a lot of the rest of the album feels flat.
Some absolute icons in here
"Yes! I'm George, George McFly. You're my density..." Did you know this group's name came from the Lorraine and George (Leah Thompson and Crispin Glover) characters from in Back to the Future? The group, and Beyonce in particular, were big fans of the original Back to the Future film. The three original members (Beyoncé, Gina and Kelly) had intended to call themselves "Density's Child" but management decided against it. Infighting and disagreements with management eventually led to the group's breakup to get out of their contract. Efforts for the three to reform under the name 'The Flux Capacitors' faltered when it was discovered the name was already taken by a band in Sheboygan. This album was fine, best song by far is Beyonce's 'My Heard Still Beats' the thinly veiled ode the brief, but passionate love affair she had with Thomas F. Wilson, better known to some as Biff Tannen in the BTF trilogy.
i also survived
It's ok, way too overproduced.
Starts out powerful and quickly delutes into standardized songs
Not my favorite but definitely some bops in there
Pop comvocais envolventes e hits da mtv
3.3 - Uplifting messages of female empowerment. Impressive vocal gymnastics. I like the a cappella “Gospel Medley.” It doesn’t speak to me directly but it’s a good album especially for those struggling with finding self-worth.
First couple of songs are absolute bangers. Kinda loses its edge after that
Album starts very strong, Survivor is a banger. The ending is a bit boring
This album might have hit better if they had spread the hits out instead of front-loading them. As it is, you get 45 minutes of filler at the end and it leaves a sour taste. Best track: Survivor
Rekla bi da je album ostario dosta graciozno i ne zvuči loše u ovim ušima iz 2022. ALI je jednostavno predug. Druga polovica albuma se čini ko jedan ogroman filler cak i za nekog ko zna vecinu pjesama.
Better than I thought it was going to be. This type of music is definitely not my thing but there are some good tracks here, even outside of the mega hits that really frontload the album. After the midpoint, the songs get steadily worse culminating in the second last song being a straight-up Christian song, and last song having some Christian elements but is mostly just some kind of childish listing of all the reasons why each of the 3 members are friends, which I found very strange.
A fair number of good singles but there's not really an album feeling to the whole thing.
Classic millennial R&B. Vocals are lovely. Arrangements are very much of that era, but excellent. Starts really strong, but overall it gets old pretty quick. Fave Songs: Independent Women Part I, Survivor, Emotion, Dangerously in Love, Bootylicious, The Story of Beauty
it's OK, fun songs, although a bit repetitive. I don't like Beyonce.
Not my thing but it’s an excellent example of its genre at the time.
Top 3 Songs: 1 - Survivor (2) 2 - Bootylicious 3 - Independent Women Pt. II
Not my thing. Too poppy.
Could be worse, could be better. I like the song survivor but besides that not super into it
Beyoncé carrys long album tho
Fine for what it is. Not really my bag at all, but it was nice to listen to during the work day. Change of pace.
There are some classic tracks here, most notably "Independent Women Part I," "Survivor," and "Bootylicious." That said, those are the first three tracks, and there's a LOT of filler after that. And does anyone else find it mildly ironic that "Nasty Girl" is the track after "Bootylicious," or is it just me?
Great pop, catchy and straight into the three mega hit singles. Drifts off into weak slushiness towards the end, but the majority is good upbeat pop. 3.5
Pop comercial. Ni fu ni fa.
man they wrote some big hitters. not my personal taste, but no denying, they did what they did very well.
Great but not my jam
A milestone in vocal arrangements, I guess. This isn't my thing. But I seem to remember how different Destiny's Child was back in the day. We weren't ready for that jelly. But seriously, it kind of peters out as it goes along. They tried a little too hard to follow their survivor "concept".
Some classic hits. Never heard the intro to bootylicious before. Honestly though all these songs sound exactly the same to me. Apart from the nostalgia I personally really don’t like this style/era of production. Everything sounds so squashed and sterile and digital. The percussion loops/samples are so robotic and the vocals are so processed there’s just barely any human aspect to this music. I know I’m not the target audience for this but I’m just not interested or excited about anything in these recordings. 2.5
So many of these songs were huge, kind of a preview of Beyonce in her final form. For pop it's servicable but I definitely don't wanna hear it.
Decent, but liked the second half a lot better than the first half
There are certainly far worse albums on this list, and far worse albums with disappointingly better global ratings. That being said, I just have never really bought into the Beyoncé hype. I think she is a good singer and certainly very damn attractive, but just not as good as the overwhelming hype she gets every time a single word leaves her mouth. The first three tracks have all become classics, the titular song having gained an unintentional but extremely powerful message behind it. All in all it is a very mediocre album that even though it isn't my thing I can at least understand why it made the list.
There's a handful of well-written tracks (like Survivor or Fancy) with choruses that stay with you and I like the interplay between the different vocalists, not that I could tell them apart. Overall I find the sound a bit one-dimensional with similar themes, but I guess that's R&B for you - the packaging is as important than the content. Beyonce's material these days is more eclectic, maybe due to the fact that she has more artistic control and isn't afraid to take chances.
Pop music from a genre that’s not up there for me would normally get a lower rating but they do sign well and I get that this was influential. So . . .
First few songs are good then drops off like a cliff
"Apple Pie À La Mode" made me mad. So when I say this about girls I'm a creep but when a woman does this it's an album you must hear before you die. I like the genre, but there are no bangers on this album
J'y suis parfaitement indifférent
It is SO funny to sing about independent women who can buy their OWN diamonds without needing a man, and about how hot your booty is, before launching into "Nasty Girl" and shaming a woman for not wearing clothes and telling her men won't respect her. Let that nasty girl have her tits out if she wants!!!
Wow, really surprised with this album. I know the hits, but the other songs are quite good. Crazy. I thiught i would hate it, but ended up totally respecting it. 3.5/5
It was obvious from the jump that Beyoncé would become a superstar, but Kelly and Michelle certainly aren’t slouching on this collection of belters. The front half is much stronger than the back.
It was a good idea for Beyonce to leave this group.
I'm not really the audience for this, but there's some solid hits on here. 3/5
This album is like a group therapy session led by Beyonce, helping Kelly and Michelle work through their issues while also delivering some catchy tunes. It's not quite a "Survivor" in my music collection, but it's definitely worth a listen.
Oh please. Can't I listen to pop after I die? Not before. I can't bear this . It's music for simpletons.
Three great singles, followed by 50 minutes of filler, including four minutes of a "thank you" track that ends up coming across as self-congratulatory. The filler wasn't terrible, but I was glad when it was over. I can understand why this album was eventually taken off the list. While it might have been successful at the time, there's nothing influential past track 3.
2000-luvun naisten voimaannuttamisanthem, ihan hyvä, mut en saanu välttämättä yhtä paljon ku muut
Joskus 20v sitten osa biiseistä "kosketti" jollain tavalla, mutta syy lienee ollut musavideoissa? Tällä kuuntelulla tuli kohtuullissen hämmentynyt olo, vaikka osassa biisesistä oli kyllä ihan menevät biitit. Ei ihan paskaa mutta ei kyllä jatkoonkaan mennä.