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Old 03-24-2014, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Was that Beyonce album any good?

Ya know, that one that got rave reviews and stuff towards the end of last year. That one I only heard about last week. That one with that has some song on it about doing something weird and probably dangerous with a surfboard.

EDIT: I put this in general because I think albums like the one I'm asking about kinda tend to be so obscure and confused in their influences that they end up sidestepping genre. Don't even really qualify as pop, given poor charting of the singles.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It was okay at best.
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The album got rave reviews because of the way her team released it not because of the quality of the album.


What I think is funny about the whole thing is, David Bowie released his entire album last year without telling anybody either and he was the FIRST to do it and no one said nothing about that. There was no hype or PR around it.

David Bowie did not need a PR tactic to fool people into buying his album because his music speaks for itself.

Her latest album is just like the rest of her albums, bland, mediocre and boring. The reason why her team dump her entire album all at once is because none of the singles were strong enough as leading singles. Great marketing ploy.... but crap album.

You would think an artist of her status would have grown artistically by now but she is stuck in a bubble. She cares about being a brand more so than growing as an artist which is why I have never considered her an "artist" and more so just "a brand"

Her music is fast food. People eat it up once it is out but it is easily forgotten.

That Drunk in Love song that plays on the radio is VERY disrespectful towards Tina Turner. Its sad that children listen to it and think it is "cool" for a man to hit on a woman. :/ Not only that it is just an awful song.

Female artists like Janelle Monae, Kelis, etc are more talented and more interesting.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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David Bowie was absolutely not the first to do such a thing.
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David Bowie was absolutely not the first to do such a thing.
David Bowie was the first to do it that year and then a lot of others followed afterward Jay Z, etc because they saw the success he garnered for doing it.


But he did not get the respect and props Beyonce did for doing it.


He didn't leak prior singles like Beyonce did to test the success of the singles.

When those two singles her team leaked over the summer received negative feedback, Her team came up with the idea to copy David Bowie and release everything all at once with flashy videos. The PR tactic was you had to buy the album before you actually listened to it lol

He released everything all at once without leaking anything.
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Bowie has always been a trend setter..

But i can't believe you are comparing Bowie with Beyonce, ofc it worked for Bowie, it's f*ckin Bowie! he and Beyonce are not artist of the same caliber,

I don't think the comparison between the 2 is fair.
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The album got rave reviews because of the way her team released it not because of the quality of the album.


What I think is funny about the whole thing is, David Bowie released his entire album last year without telling anybody either and he was the FIRST to do it and no one said nothing about that. There was no hype or PR around it.

David Bowie did not need a PR tactic to fool people into buying his album because his music speaks for itself.

Her latest album is just like the rest of her albums, bland, mediocre and boring. The reason why her team dump her entire album all at once is because none of the singles were strong enough as leading singles. Great marketing ploy.... but crap album.

You would think an artist of her status would have grown artistically by now but she is stuck in a bubble. She cares about being a brand more so than growing as an artist which is why I have never considered her an "artist" and more so just "a brand"

Her music is fast food. People eat it up once it is out but it is easily forgotten.

That Drunk in Love song that plays on the radio is VERY disrespectful towards Tina Turner. Its sad that children listen to it and think it is "cool" for a man to hit on a woman. :/ Not only that it is just an awful song.

Female artists like Janelle Monae, Kelis, etc are more talented and more interesting.
That doesn't even make sense. An album got rave reviews over how it was released? You do know that reviews are actually based off of the music that are on albums right?

You may not like Beyonce because of whatever personal issues you have with her but the album was worth all the reviews that it did get.

I'm slightly offended that you put Kelis on the same level as Janelle Monae. You should be ashamed of that.

People wouldn't have spent their money on an album that was as **** as you are pretending it is. She got around 600,000 dollars worth of digital sales in three days.

XO, Pretty Hurts, Drunk In Love, Partition and Flawless are all single worthy tracks. Only three out of the five I have named have been singles so far but I'm sure she'll probably make the track with Drake be a single even though it's not the best song imo.

You should definitely give it a try and see how you feel about it. She mixes a lot of different sub genres on the album. Some retro soul, alternative R&B, synth pop, it is a bit all over.
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no. its not good at all. Not even drunk in love was good
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David Bowie was the first to do it that year and then a lot of others followed afterward Jay Z, etc because they saw the success he garnered for doing it.


But he did not get the respect and props Beyonce did for doing it.


He didn't leak prior singles like Beyonce did to test the success of the singles.

When those two singles her team leaked over the summer received negative feedback, Her team came up with the idea to copy David Bowie and release everything all at once with flashy videos. The PR tactic was you had to buy the album before you actually listened to it lol

He released everything all at once without leaking anything.
I have no idea what you're trying to say here but if you're implying that Bowie released nothing before The Next Day came out you'd be wrong.

Where Are We Now? was released in December 2012 & The Stars (Are Out Tonight) was released in Feburary 2013 as singles before The Next Day was released in March 2013.
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Bowie has always been a trend setter..

But i can't believe you are comparing Bowie with Beyonce, ofc it worked for Bowie, it's f*ckin Bowie! he and Beyonce are not artist of the same caliber,

I don't think the comparison between the 2 is fair.

That is not the reason why I brought him up.

I was making a point.

I know David Bowie is a trendsetter but tell the media that because as far as they know Beyonce was the first to drop her album without telling anyone.

Bowie was the first to release his album online without telling anyone.

I would NEVER compare artistically an artist like Bowie to Beyonce.

I brought up Bowie because he was the first last year to drop his album online without telling anybody despite what the media said about Beyonce being the first.

He did not get nearly as much acclaim and credit as Beyonce when he did it and he did it before her.
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