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  • Summary: The debut full-length collaborative album for Beyonce and Jay-Z was a surprise release and features guest appearances from Migos, Offset, Quavo, Rory from Stone Love, and Ty Dolla $ign.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Jun 20, 2018
    100
    Sonically speaking, EVERYTHING IS LOVE benefits from the sophisticated palates of two superstars and integrates reggae, soul, R&B and boom bap throughout but in a way that’s entirely seamless. Trustworthy studio gurus including Pharrell, Vinylz, !llmind and Mike Dean all pitch in for instrumentals that are both opulent and demure in their presentation.
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    90
    Nothing is off limits, and their chemistry on wax continues to be just as powerful as it is in real life. It's not only a top-to-bottom banger, but it's also relationship goals.
  3. Jun 19, 2018
    83
    Everything may lack the emotional depth of Beyoncé’s last two solo records, but it more than makes up for it in holy-shit-Beyoncé moments. ... Only Jay’s own work with Kanye (and Drake and Future’s collaborative 2015 takeover of rap radio) even approach what the Carters have done here, at least as far as fusing their disparate personae into an appealing whole.
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    With their new album as the Carters, Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) and Beyoncé are once again a united force, celebrating their success on every front: artistic, financial, marital, erotic, historic. ... This is more familiar, less vulnerable and less exploratory territory than the zones where Beyoncé and Jay-Z ventured on “Lemonade” and “4:44.”
  5. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    On Everything Is Love the two flex their muscles like it’s an Olympic sport. ... The inside references and the happy proximity to current rap also work in service of a larger point, which is thinking about black achievement in the context of a cultural and political system designed to hinder it. ... Mainstream art makes too little room for stories like that, especially when the grown-ups in question are people of color. But the Carters won’t be denied on Everything Is Love. For them, this hard-won encore is also a beginning.
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    75
    This isn’t an album of ‘Crazy In Love’ or ‘Drunk In Love’ successors. It’s an album of love, and all the forms it can take in and outside of you.
  7. Jun 18, 2018
    30
    Everything about Everything is Love feels superficial, from the artists’ constant pronouncement of their love for each other to their engagement with topics like fashion, art, watches (this gets its own category), social issues, how great their friends are, sports, and, indeed, their own lives. The most boring aspect of the album is its centerpiece: the couple’s obsession with their wealth.

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  1. Negative: 49 out of 324
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    As always, royalty brings something incredible. Amazing album, amazing vocals ♡
  2. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    Everything is Love is fire of an album between the post powerful couple in music, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The album completes the trilogy theyEverything is Love is fire of an album between the post powerful couple in music, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The album completes the trilogy they started with "Lemonade", followed by "4:44".
    Great body of work and the visual for **** is indeed an artistic statement.
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  3. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    álbum maravilhoso, sonoridade incrível, sem duvidas um dos melhores álbuns do ano
  4. Jun 20, 2018
    10
    This album just goes on to show how successful Beyonce and Jay have become. It is a very powerful album. It is very coherent, and listening toThis album just goes on to show how successful Beyonce and Jay have become. It is a very powerful album. It is very coherent, and listening to it is not overwhelming at all. Also, there is an incredible flow between all the songs that makes the album very smooth.

    Jay-Z is just as great as he always is, There is something very special and unique about the way he raps and says the words, which proves great for all the songs on the album!

    On the other hand, Beyonce.... I am actually speechless about her. There is absolutely nothing that she isn't great at! Whenever she sings or says a word, I become 200 times happier than I was tbh. In this album, she goes on to explore rap (which she has only almost done in Partition previously), and damn is she fine at it.

    Although this is a collab album, it is easy to see that Beyonce is superior to her hubby, who is also amazing, but he falls in the shadow of Beyonce's triumph. That being said, the album still feels like a collab, and the bond between them is amazing. This album is truly a work of art, and it is a very pleasurable listen.
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  5. Jun 20, 2018
    10
    The album is a masterpiece, can't stop listening to it
  6. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    Everything Is Love is the perfect ending to the Carter trilogy: the first two pieces being Lemonade and 4:44. Several genres are explored inEverything Is Love is the perfect ending to the Carter trilogy: the first two pieces being Lemonade and 4:44. Several genres are explored in each tracks, and both Bey and Jay bring their best to their newest masterwork. Favourite tracks: SUMMER, BATSH*T, NICE, FRIENDS Expand
  7. Mev
    Jun 21, 2018
    0
    It's a great album, simple and elegant. Came to know about the album after it was a trending topic on twitter. Amazing work!

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