13 Songs, 1 Hour 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Beyoncé’s voice cracks with sorrow on “Sandcastles,” it shows that pop’s most celebrated independent woman isn’t immune to pain. Lemonade uses those emotions and an incendiary narrative about infidelity as jumping-off points; “Hold Up,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Sorry” are middle-fingered clap-backs to galvanize the BeyHive. But focus solely on Becky and you’ll miss the big picture. With “Freedom” and “Formation,” Beyoncé offers fierce celebrations of blackness. The accompanying film combines words by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire with radical imagery, reaffirming Bey's stature as one of the most visionary artists and provocateurs of her generation.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Beyoncé’s voice cracks with sorrow on “Sandcastles,” it shows that pop’s most celebrated independent woman isn’t immune to pain. Lemonade uses those emotions and an incendiary narrative about infidelity as jumping-off points; “Hold Up,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Sorry” are middle-fingered clap-backs to galvanize the BeyHive. But focus solely on Becky and you’ll miss the big picture. With “Freedom” and “Formation,” Beyoncé offers fierce celebrations of blackness. The accompanying film combines words by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire with radical imagery, reaffirming Bey's stature as one of the most visionary artists and provocateurs of her generation.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14.4K Ratings
14.4K Ratings
Hect0or 101997

I'm snatched.

Okay, but can we just talk about how this album literally transcends genres and managed to encompass all of them while still being cohesive and downright flawless? I'm so bless right now. Thanks @ God/Beyonce

StevieBeezy123

A masterpiece

An artistic wonder. Bey has seriously outdone herself with this one.

Tj2013tj

MASTERPIECE!

Lyrically her most RAW and open album yet. AMAZING!

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