32 Songs, 2 Hours 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyoncé saved her most boldly experimental beats for her self-titled fifth album, a mature but still mischievous opus that makes monogamy cool and stability sexy. “Drunk in Love” is soaring, ecstatic, and intimate, an instant wedding-playlist staple; “Partition” has Bey at her flirtiest and most independent. Throw in a feminist motivational speech, on self-love anthem “***Flawless,” and a handful of instantly iconic ad-libs (you’ll never think of the word “surfboard” the same again)—it's a triumph that’s both audacious and effortless.

Clean Lyrics Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyoncé saved her most boldly experimental beats for her self-titled fifth album, a mature but still mischievous opus that makes monogamy cool and stability sexy. “Drunk in Love” is soaring, ecstatic, and intimate, an instant wedding-playlist staple; “Partition” has Bey at her flirtiest and most independent. Throw in a feminist motivational speech, on self-love anthem “***Flawless,” and a handful of instantly iconic ad-libs (you’ll never think of the word “surfboard” the same again)—it's a triumph that’s both audacious and effortless.

Clean Lyrics Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.1K Ratings
2.1K Ratings
Pezgurl ,

Not for kids at all!

Ok, the album is fine for adults. Definitely NOT appropriate for kids. I'm no prude, but this is not a clean version. When entire songs are about sex, there's not much cleaning up you can do. The video Blue is adorable and my daughter and I love it. There's a few videos that we will keep, but the rest have already been deleted. It's a fine album, but still EXPLICIT.

Ferinnej ,

Not as good

Some fans will always say that she can do no wrong, but I honestly think that she will lose a lot of her following with this one.

From a marketing standpoint though I have to admit that this was absolutely briliant. I had no idea that I was interested in her album untill it was in my face! And on top of it, it was secretly recorded.... of course I'm intrigued. :-)

But from a musical standpoint, I hate to say that I'm not feeling the creative, fearless, "I'm doing my thing", fresh, and catchy vibes that I felt in her last one. I fear that she's trying to please people now. This album reminds me of when I stopped being a Mariah fan (right around the "Rainbow" album) because I felt as though she was circling in on a specific demographic, rather than focusing in on the actual art of her music. She started focusing on which radio stations would play her songs.

And listening to the previews here on iTunes, I felt as though I was listening to the radio stations that I dislike (auto-tune, flat melodies, dark vibe...).

I only liked "Blow" and "Blue". None of the other songs seemed interesting to me. Wish it wasn't so...

MediumRocks ,

Great marketing, bi-polar beauty.

I bought it, I watched every video and listened to every lyric all the way through, I was sorely disappointed. The beautiful moments (and there WERE some epic moments, i.e. “Blue”, “Heaven” or “XO”) could not be good because, by the time they came, I was so desensitized to beauty by the excruciatingly dark moments. Dark imagery is not the new beauty. Soft porn is not the new romantic sentiment.

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