23 Songs, 1 Hour 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Glamour girl busts out! Beyonce Knowles has certainly had her funky moments – need we even mention “Crazy in Love”? – but until B’Day, she’s never laid so many of them end to end. With producers including Rodney Jerkins and Rich Harrison (who hooked up both “Crazy” and Amerie’s “1 Thing” with vintage funk-soul samples), B’Day has the superstar trying on one street-ready style after another – and they all fit. Whether a thumping chant with clipped delivery (“Get Me Bodied”) or a playful duet with “friend” Jay-Z (“Upgrade U,” which posits Beyonce as competition for Mary J. Blige in the no-nonsense sweepstakes), she handles the material with aplomb: These may be her best, most assured performances. Even the two ballads (“Irreplaceable,” with its step-team hook, and “Resentment,” which draws heavily on Curtis Mayfield’s “Think”) feel like they have dirt on them. Beyonce wears it well.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Glamour girl busts out! Beyonce Knowles has certainly had her funky moments – need we even mention “Crazy in Love”? – but until B’Day, she’s never laid so many of them end to end. With producers including Rodney Jerkins and Rich Harrison (who hooked up both “Crazy” and Amerie’s “1 Thing” with vintage funk-soul samples), B’Day has the superstar trying on one street-ready style after another – and they all fit. Whether a thumping chant with clipped delivery (“Get Me Bodied”) or a playful duet with “friend” Jay-Z (“Upgrade U,” which posits Beyonce as competition for Mary J. Blige in the no-nonsense sweepstakes), she handles the material with aplomb: These may be her best, most assured performances. Even the two ballads (“Irreplaceable,” with its step-team hook, and “Resentment,” which draws heavily on Curtis Mayfield’s “Think”) feel like they have dirt on them. Beyonce wears it well.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
769 Ratings
769 Ratings
one_alone ,

Finally iTunes got the song If!

This was released again only because iTunes got the song If. It's a great song! Here's an album rundown.
1. Beautiful Liar: 10/10 Makes me want to get up and move!
2. Irreplaceable: 10/10 Awesome song, really catchy.
3. Green Light: 10/10 Another great uptempo track.
4. Kitty Kat: 10/10 Really pretty song, check out the video with the big cat.
5. Welcome To Hollywood: 10/10 Jay-Z's song originally, called "Hollywood".
6. Upgrade U: 10/10 It's a fun song, and Jay-Z is in it again.
7. Flaws And All: 10/10 Her voice is really amazing in this song.
8. World Wide Woman: 8/10 Pretty good song, a little boring.
9. Get Me Bodied: 10/10 Great song to dance to.
10. If: 10/10 YES!!! Finally iTunes got this song, love it!
11. Freakum Dress: 10/10 A really fun song, one of the highlights of B'Day.
12. Suga Mama: 10/10 My personal favorite, this song is great.
13. Deja Vu: 10/10 Well the song makes up for the bad video everyone hates.
14. Ring The Alarm: 10/10 The second best on the album, Beyonce can really sing loud!
15. Resentment: 8/10 One of the worse tracks on the album, but whatever.
16. Listen: 8/10 It's a beautiful song, but it's a little boring to listen to after a while.
17. Amor Gitano: 9/10 Beyonce's pretty good with spanish, this song is the bomb!
18. Listen: 8/10 It's a boring song still, in spanish.
19. Irreplaceable: 10/10 This song actually does sound better in spanish than the english version.
20. Beautiful Liar: 10/10 This song was really meant to be in spanish, since Shakira sings everything in spanish.
21. Beautiful Liar (Remix): 8/10 Pretty cool remix but not as good as the original.
22. Beautiful Liar (Spanglish: 10/10 This is kinda weird because it's english and spanish, and it's only Beyonce singing.
23. Irreplaceable: 10/10 Same song as track 19.
Album overall: 10/10 YOU NEED this album!!!!

nygirl4life ,

Wonderful CD!

Beyonce did it again. this cd is so good dat i can listen 2 it straight through. Good Job B!

I_Da_Dragon ,

Ruling once again.

Best songs:
She is one of the artist, who sound different on different songs. Sorry Colbie Callait, but the queen still rules.

1. Irreplaccible
2. Ring The Alarm
3. Deja Vu
4. Upgrade U
5. Freakum Dress

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