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Remove that from the equation and it's a lot closer between Love on Top and Start Over
I fucking love Beyonce
3. Run the World (Girls)
5. Love on Top
it's obviously countdown though, even though i need a serious break from it.
Party is good
APART from when Andre 3000 coins the worst portmanteau of 2011
This album just didn't need a guest verse.
Andre 3000 is the best thing about Party
Cmon son. Or is this in reverse order?
It's a stinker and on paper it should be the best thing the world has seen. Beyonce AND Kanye AND Andre 3000!? How is it anything other than incredible?
Love On Top < such a happy jam, just keeps on escalating, love that she used it to announce pregnancy
Schoolin Life < bouncy pastiche prince like jam, positive vibes
Lay Up Under Me < Trumpet stabs and huge soaring hooks
1+1 < simple vocals and simple arrangements can work if the performance is strong enough, can even make up for some clunky lyrics
Start Over < love the last minute especially
Dance For You < baby making ish
I even love the cheesy Best Thing I Never Had
I absolutely love it, took me a while to realise I did though for some reason. It's the closest thing to a Motown classic we've had in the 21st century right?
It makes me think of Jackie Wilson's Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher...
Most of the album has that kind of feel to it, great job sounding new while nodding to the past overall.
The last R Kelly album hits that same balance too:
never heard any of the 3 bonus tracks you like [Schoolin Life, Lay Up Under Me and Dance For You]
gonna check them out now
1. End of Time
2. Love on Top
4. Schoolin' Life
5. Rather Die Young
6. I Care
8. Lay Up Under Me
9. Best Thing I Never Had
(sharp drop in quality)
10. Run The World (Girls)
11. Start Over
12. Party (shite)
i like it
i like it as well. tbf though i'm a massive sucker for the pon de floor drums
Party is great. I haven't listened to the whole album, but it's difficult to imagine it not being Countdown. I also like Run the World, but it probably helps tha tI heard it before I heard Pon de Floor.