Favorite Albums of 2016: #09 – ‘Lemonade’ by Beyonce

“MIDDLE FINGERS UP…”

Didn’t surprised me that ‘Lemonade’ was the #1 album on almost all the major blogs. Part of me feels they awarded Beyonce because of the buzz ‘Lemonade’ caused. Which, is understandable. I have no right to deny Beyonce either. She put out a record that is so damn truthful. For I believe Jay Z & Beyonce really did go through everything this album tells. I trust a Virgo to be vengeful. And there’s nothing more true than a Sagittarius fooling around on their partner.

‘Lemonade’, on top of being an abstract film, is a concept album. Beyonce combined a variety of styles to tell this story. She even recruited every single one of my modern day favorites – Jack White, The Weeknd, Ezra Koenig, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, etc. – as collaborators. But the narrative – about a wife leaving her husband, wrestling with her fatherly demons, to coming back and forgiving – makes the record. You’re enthralled by our heroine’s journey. Will she ever forgive? Or has she gone to the darkside permanently?

 Beyonce doesn’t make bad records. To see her challenge herself, alongside her personal problems, makes her current discography the diary of a reclusive celebrity. She doesn’t need to do interviews. Just release an album every one & half years.

Noteworthy Tracks:

  • “Sorry”
  • “Hold Up”
  • “Freedom”
  • “Forward”
  • “Daddy Lessons” 

Stream & Purchase ‘Lemonade’ here…

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