Beyoncé the game changer — Randall Roberts

 

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Beyonce                                            Beyonce’s new album  pushes the envelope creatively.                                                (Sony Music  Entertainment)

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-beyonce-album-review-20131213,0,1644097.story#ixzz2q7RIHTkn

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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-essential-tracks-beyonce-american-hustle-soundtrack-20140112,0,4451370.story#axzz2q7Pk2cOE

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Though she certainly doesn’t need the press, Beyonce’s self-titled new album is  a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music  videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not just pop but  R&B — and that she might be absorbing husband Jay Z’s way around a rhymed  stanza. At times it’s progressive: “Haunted” during a break feels like Madonna‘s  “Ray of Light” sessions, chopped-and-screwed Houston-style. She’s brash on  “Partition” — “I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker” — and syrupy on  “Flawless,” a bass-heavy crawl through Southern bounce. “Superpower” channels  doo-wop and features a gem of a hook by Frank  Ocean. Best, the star proves she’s as uninterested in coasting as she is  with expectations.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-essential-tracks-beyonce-american-hustle-soundtrack-20140112,0,4451370.story#ixzz2q7RoemDh

 

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