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Beyoncé - Beyoncé

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Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Release Date: December 13, 2013
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Record Label: Columbia
 
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10:44 PM on 12/16/13
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This is her best release by a wide margin and I wish I'd had the space to delve more fully into the production side of things, because I think a lot of it is really interesting and complements what's happening lyrically extemely well. Oh well. Come for the vocals, stay for 'em I suppose.

Also, no, "womanist" is not a typo or some kind of mistake. It's a school of thought which charges feminism with racist undertones, some of which are the acceptance of white beauty standards as the universal norm and they're tackled (effectively if predictably) on "Pretty Hurts," and elsewhere.
10:53 PM on 12/16/13
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you typed "flaweless" instead of flawless

great review. love this album.
10:54 PM on 12/16/13
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you typed "flaweless" instead of flawless

great review. love this album.
good catch, fixed.

thanks bud <33
10:56 PM on 12/16/13
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Really, really, really great write-up
11:01 PM on 12/16/13
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Who ALREADY rated this and gave it a 4/10???
Really, really, really great write-up
Thank you so much
11:11 PM on 12/16/13
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you typed "flaweless" instead of flawless

great review. love this album.
in his defense, there are no flawels either
11:58 PM on 12/16/13
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This is her best release by a wide margin and I wish I'd had the space to delve more fully into the production side of things, because I think a lot of it is really interesting and complements what's happening lyrically extemely well. Oh well. Come for the vocals, stay for 'em I suppose.

Also, no, "womanist" is not a typo or some kind of mistake. It's a school of thought which charges feminism with racist undertones, some of which are the acceptance of white beauty standards as the universal norm and they're tackled (effectively if predictably) on "Pretty Hurts," and elsewhere.
I have to say, the production on this album is some of my favorite for a pop release this year. It's sooooooo....crisp I guess the word is? Also, I'm so happy that Bey was able to provide an non-compromised vision for this project. It's seriously amazing.

What are your views on the videos btw? She makes a point that the album is supposed to be an "experience", and the videos are a part of that experience.
12:01 AM on 12/17/13
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I give this a solid 6
12:04 AM on 12/17/13
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I can't wait to get paid on Friday to pick this up. I haven't heard a bad thing about the record yet.
12:07 AM on 12/17/13
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best writeup i've read on the album

(the only one too. but the bar is set high)
03:03 AM on 12/17/13
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LOVE this album. I wished you had gone into the production side of things, because I really loved the work Boots did on songs like "Haunted" and "Blue." I've always wanted to hear Beyonce over music like that, which was kind of hinted at on "4" ("I Miss You" being an example), but I'm glad it was maximized on this record. She sounds great.
04:30 AM on 12/17/13
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Ace review bud
05:22 AM on 12/17/13
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Great review! Can't wait to pick this up.
07:15 AM on 12/17/13
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I have to say, the production on this album is some of my favorite for a pop release this year. It's sooooooo....crisp I guess the word is? Also, I'm so happy that Bey was able to provide an non-compromised vision for this project. It's seriously amazing.

What are your views on the videos btw? She makes a point that the album is supposed to be an "experience", and the videos are a part of that experience.
I actually haven't watched all of them. I've seen the Drunk in love video but unfortunately I haven't made the leap to buy the iTunes album so I have to wait until they're all on YouTube.

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