Apparently Queen B can do no wrong in anyone’s eyes. Although I admire Beyonce for dropping a whole album without the world knowing, I found the album to be quite boring. To be fair I like a few of the songs but generally as whole it lacked substance.
As an overall experience (Taking into consideration the visual component, paired with songs) Beyonce has created something truly unique. While I don’t believe these are her strongest songs – I do appreciate her exploring and blending a wide variety of musical styles that are more experimental than her previous body of work; all topped off with stunning visual interpretations of every song (and more).
Naturally this album is getting good reviews probably because:
It’s Beyonce – she has become some kind of royality and we’re no longer allowed to criticize her and
Because of the brilliant marketing behind the album and its surprise release.
At the end of the day Beyonce is a master of her art and I cannot knock her for producing a body of work that will nodoubt be talked about for quite sometime. I won’t be surprised if a few artists emulate this approach to marketing.
However simply put this album has zero replay value for me…
HOW THE CARTERS FEEL:
“BOW DOWN BITCHES” – Beyonce
“I GOT THIS HOTEST CHICK IN THE GAME WEARING MY CHAIN” – Jay Z
HOW I FELT WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE ALBUM’S SURPRISE RELEASE