I thought she’d reached the mountain peak and there was no where left to climb… I was wrong…..
“4” IS BRILLIANT, GENIUS, TRIUMPHANT!!!
* I Miss U
* Start Over
* End Of Time
* Rather Die Young
These are the songs that I can’t stop spinning but the whole album is seamlessly Beyonce, a Beyonce I thought didn’t exist anymore. She’s SANGING, growling and belting out those trumpet like vocals like it’s 2006 again! I was pleasantly surprised by how well written, well produced and performed this album is. It’s 3 times what 2008’s “I Am” was and EXACTLY what I thought that album should have been..
The songs sound sooooooo much better in sequence with each other. Even “Run The World (Girls)”. “4” is everything!
Beyonce has effortlessly did it on em. Rihanna’s “Loud” and Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” are bested. Beyonce matches Britney & Adele, who both made iconic testaments to there respective genres. Beyonce and Adele will likely do battle at the 2012 Grammy Awards for “Album of The Year”…
This is the first album she’s released that hasn’t been spearheaded by a runaway hit single… That said, “4” is going to be a tough sell to anyone that hasn’t downloaded it already. The Beyonce stans are going to come out in the hundreds of thousands to support there Queen and she will need them more then ever now.
Management has changed and B is consequently in the wrong hands, hands that don’t know what to do with such an artist. This would be the biggest album of her career if Matthew Knowles was still running sh**. Beyonce’s created a complete masterpiece but I fear what happened to Mariah back in 2009 with “Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel” is going to happen to her.
The project hasn’t been presented correctly and if the public doesn’t get a single they can connect with soon the project is going to render her lowest sells figures to date and likely be labeled a flop despite it’s brilliance.
Nevertheless, this is the Beyonce album I’ve been waiting for since 2007!
I can’t stop spinning “I Miss U”, made me cry the first time I heard it… “Start Over” is THUNDEROUS and honest, one of my favorite Beyonce songs EVER!
“Rather Die Young” and “End of Time” make my list of favorites too!
Some would call me one of Beyonce’s harshest critics, even a “hater” but even I must bend my knees and kneel at the alter of her talent, musicianship and the sheer iconography of this album.. This is the emancipation of Beyonce, a triumphant return to form. COP IT IMMEDIATELY!!!
TrueClefMusic Rating: 4.50