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Music Review: Beyonce-Lemonade

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I know this review is a few weeks late. But I don’t have cable or TIDAL and I don’t plan on getting either anytime soon.  So getting my hands on this album proved to be a little harder than I thought. (Thanks for hookin it up Tobias!)

Anyway, there isn’t much more that I can add to the discussion about “Lemonade” being a feminist album or being an album about a woman scorned.  Because in reality I don’t know if it’s either.  I think that having a few ‘girls rock’ lyrics sprinkled throughout doesn’t a feminist album make.  That doesn’t mean that I’m minimizing the strong messages strung throughout.  I just don’t like that label being thrown around so casually.  In terms of her using this album to air out her marital problems…I don’t know.  Maybe she’s letting us in on a private pain.  Or maybe she’s just trolling the fuck shit out of everyone and doing what she does best, making dat money.

Regardless of what is behind the songs on this album, I think that most women can relate to being in a situation where someone you love doesn’t love you in the way you need them to, has no respect for your relationship, or generally neglects you.

One thing that I think we’ve neglected to discuss is how although the content is a departure for Beyonce, “Lemonade” is so sonically different from anything else she’s ever done that it’s almost not immediately recognizable as Bey.  And that’s not a bad thing.

“Don’t Hurt Yourself” featuring Jack White had a groovy rock feeling.  Think Tina Turner…then get your life. On “Daddy’s Lessons” she went full country. Actually, “Sandcastle” kind of has a country feel…with a hint of blues.

Of course my faves are “Sorry” and “Formation”, both of which make me think I can twerk…that alone would make me rate this album pretty high.  With that said, I’m giving “Lemonade” a 4.3.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.