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Only 10 songs? If Xtina over did it with her new album, Beyonce under did it with hers. Most today's artists put at least 12-14 songs and considering the fact that Beyonce recorded over 22 songs for this cd, don't be surprise if she (re)releases a "new and improved version" of B'Day.
No "Magic" Song. There are no songs on the cd that can match classics like "Crazy in Love", "Independent Women" "Say My Name" or "Bootylicious". The quality of her songwriting has dropped a bit.
Re-using old ideas. The song "Get Bodied" is nothing more but a part 2 of "Jumpin, Jumpin" and we all know that "Deja Vu" is "Crazy In Love" cheaper sister.
Checking other people styles. "Ring The Alarm" owes Kelis for its vibe and I didn't have to look at the credits to know Rich Harrison produced "Freakum Dress" and "Suga Mama".
Tired of Jay Z. I rather Beyonce not rely on him so much for her street cred.
"Freakum" will become the new word in the hood and probably make its way to mainstream America.
Give credit to the right people. The Producers. They gave her some of the sickest beats I ever heard. Even if there is no real melody, you cannot help but respect the beats.
Channeling Tina Turner.Read more ›
Now I've seen Beyonce on numerous shows being interviewed regarding the album and she says that she was speaking in the voice of her character and she wrote songs in accordance with the role. Okay, that still doesn't explain why after hearing this album, nothing is left with you and you feel very empty. I stated in my title that even if this was a soundtrack, it would be a bad album. That is my feeling. Because to this day I still listen to the Waiting to Exhale and Bodyguard soundtracks and it's timeless. Those albums voiced the character and it was still done with quality. This is supposed to be her album and not a soundtrack, and therefore, very dissappointing.
For all of you that love the album, you have spoke and now I will.
I believe she needs to mature in the songwriting department. The songs are trifling and written as if a teenager wrote them. The hooks and lyrics are juvenile and doesn't resonate with someone who has been in the music business for as many years as she has. Also, how many more sexed up songs is Beyonce going to put out. Enough already. We are all sexual beings but that's not all we are.Read more ›
A majority of these songs were poorly written, with trite, unimpressive lyrics. "Get Me Bodied" leads me to believe Beyonce's vocabularly isn't very extensive, with 'body' obviously being her favorite word. And the phrase "get me bodied" is so elusive that she had to explicitly state "get me bodied- that means come closer to me". . . When you have to clearly state what your phrase means, it's not a good one. I don't recall anyone ever saying "bling bling, that means my diamonds" in a song.
She relies too heavily on her producers on B'Day, when in fact, they don't bring too much to the table. Rich Harrison's songs "Suga Mama" and "Freakum Dress" have his signature sound alright, but not neccessarily in the best way. "Freakum Dress" sounds like it was supposed to be Amerie's songs, but once again, he gave her sound away. Swizz Beatz did a good job with "Upgrade You" and arguably "Ring the Alarm" but everything else falls short and actually are quite annoying. The Neptunes was a waste of money. Their songs are even difficult to recall.
I wish she would just sing and stop already with the screaming. I could pan this album all day, so I'll highlight the GOOD points.
She has some good ideas. "Kitty Kat", "Freakum Dress" and "Ring the Alarm" are very fresh ways of approaching a very trite topic. She gets many Kudos there.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this disc to replace the one I originally purchased and broke. All in all the disc was a nice replacement.Published 21 days ago by L. Taylor
Just like her hubby she just gets better and better. Nothing but club bangers.Published 6 months ago by Nakenya Townes
best beyonce album ever! it's even greater on vinyl, highly reccomendedPublished 7 months ago by Chanel
excellent recording, fast shipping, beyonce's best album, indeed!Published 7 months ago by Timothy Evans
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|What are the names of Beyonce's band mambers?||
Um... actually they perform with her for all of her live gigs.
Dec 22, 2006 by Wynne R. Phillips | See all 3 posts
|Sales drop 70%||
"B'Day" sold 500,000 copies in its first week? That's what the requirement for gold is, and I certainly don't remember hearing about that... I'll have to check Billboard now :D.
Sep 26, 2006 by ericmusicguy | See all 33 posts
|I think that Freakum Dress should be the next single....||
I would agree but I think that either "Kitty Kat" because of it's "Me, Myself & I" vibe it has. Also it seems to follow the "storyline" of her previous 2 singles (if that makes any sense). If not that song then please "Get Me Bodied"!!! That song is a... Read More
Sep 7, 2006 by PittyPat | See all 8 posts
|RING THE ALARM, It's too much hate goin' on.||
I'm sure some people are hating on her...but I'm not one of them. I don't have time to hate on someone I don't even know.
I'm not sure if you've listened to the album because it seems like you're making very generalized statements. If you havent actually listened to it yet then maybe you should... Read More
Aug 30, 2006 by D. Lyons | See all 9 posts
|"Different" but good.||
I agree with the first poster. People need to embrace difference. People can't stand different and change and thats why some hate her new album so much. You can't have the same thing over and over or it'll get repetitive.
Sep 4, 2006 by KC | See all 6 posts
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