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Reply #30 posted 08/03/19 12:03pm

cherishtheday

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I just heard the whole album for the first time, and enjoyed it enough to know I will stream it again. I'm not sure if I will inspired to make a playlist from it or even download it, which I do with my absolute favorites. Her style seem to borrow both from her recent and remote songs, which is a nice blend.

Bey, the creation, seems to be a lightening rod in how it triggers reactions. I do get tired of the self-promotion, but my reaction is moderated by how she celebrates black women and black culture and not just herself. For so many years women and black women especially were expected to be humble and submissive, so in many ways she represents the opposite of this. She is a force, like it or not.

I feel a bit of the same. I love the message in her music especially as it relates to the celebration of black women, and she does an excellent job in her visual presentations. But, my issue is I am not able to feel or connect to the music. I can connect to some of the lyrics, but I am not able to feel the music. In addition, some of her songs really lack melody and are just not hummable. For the most part, I can never freely recall her songs - I'll know the name of the song, but I just can't remember how it sounds unless I listen to it. Freedom and Brown Skin Girl are her only recent offerings that I can really say that I love .

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Reply #31 posted 08/03/19 1:12pm

gandorb

cherishtheday said:



gandorb said:


I just heard the whole album for the first time, and enjoyed it enough to know I will stream it again. I'm not sure if I will inspired to make a playlist from it or even download it, which I do with my absolute favorites. Her style seem to borrow both from her recent and remote songs, which is a nice blend.



Bey, the creation, seems to be a lightening rod in how it triggers reactions. I do get tired of the self-promotion, but my reaction is moderated by how she celebrates black women and black culture and not just herself. For so many years women and black women especially were expected to be humble and submissive, so in many ways she represents the opposite of this. She is a force, like it or not.




I feel a bit of the same. I love the message in her music especially as it relates to the celebration of black women, and she does an excellent job in her visual presentations. But, my issue is I am not able to feel or connect to the music. I can connect to some of the lyrics, but I am not able to feel the music. In addition, some of her songs really lack melody and are just not hummable. For the most part, I can never freely recall her songs - I'll know the name of the song, but I just can't remember how it sounds unless I listen to it. Freedom and Brown Skin Girl are her only recent offerings that I can really say that I love .



I get what your saying. I respect what she does and listen to it on occasion but it doesn't touch my heart.
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Reply #32 posted 08/03/19 4:01pm

uPtoWnNY

Like Rihanna & Mariah, I find Beyonce's 'music' to be empty and souless - doesn't move me at all. Someone on YouTube called it "pop soul" - I guess.

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Reply #33 posted 08/03/19 4:21pm

alphastreet

Speaking of touching heart, I felt some emotion from bday, Sasha fierce and 4. That’s when she was in her prime I feel.
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Reply #34 posted 08/07/19 3:26pm

Curtwill1975

cherishtheday said:



gandorb said:


I just heard the whole album for the first time, and enjoyed it enough to know I will stream it again. I'm not sure if I will inspired to make a playlist from it or even download it, which I do with my absolute favorites. Her style seem to borrow both from her recent and remote songs, which is a nice blend.



Bey, the creation, seems to be a lightening rod in how it triggers reactions. I do get tired of the self-promotion, but my reaction is moderated by how she celebrates black women and black culture and not just herself. For so many years women and black women especially were expected to be humble and submissive, so in many ways she represents the opposite of this. She is a force, like it or not.




I feel a bit of the same. I love the message in her music especially as it relates to the celebration of black women, and she does an excellent job in her visual presentations. But, my issue is I am not able to feel or connect to the music. I can connect to some of the lyrics, but I am not able to feel the music. In addition, some of her songs really lack melody and are just not hummable. For the most part, I can never freely recall her songs - I'll know the name of the song, but I just can't remember how it sounds unless I listen to it. Freedom and Brown Skin Girl are her only recent offerings that I can really say that I love .



As a major fan of her music, I respect your POV. Her main musical approach especially vocal approach is "rhythmic" which as always been polarizing even with her biggest hits.

Now being a fan, I love her musical approach. It emphasizes her vocal approach/performance which I feel is top notch.
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Reply #35 posted 08/08/19 3:09pm

alphastreet

I agree, you described her voice perfectly!
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