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  • Summary: The third solo album for the ex-Destiny's Child singer features songs attributed to her alter ego Sasha Fierce.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. I Am...Sasha Fierce does offer two compelling sides of the singer.
  2. 70
    Ironically, it's the more tame (and nameless) persona that's the most intriguing, commanding and sexual.
  3. 70
    She's not there yet, but the effort is fascinating, and hopefully she will keep on this path.
  4. I Am...Sasha Fierce is an admirable vie for artistic credibility (and for a last-ditch revival of the long-player format) but one that is muddled by the fact that the album is being offered in two configurations.
  5. While this LP is more painstaking than B'Day, the extra effort dulls any emotional wallop; "B'Day," in all its hectic glory, offered a much more vivid peek into the elusive mind of Beyoncé than Sasha Fierce, which often reads more like projection than reality.
  6. It's more a rescinded lesson in demographics, with disc one seemingly aimed at airbrushing out the last vestiges of Knowles' credibility in favour of a procession of lame pop ballads in a Shakira or even Shania Twain-ish mould.
  7. I am...amused. But it's sort of like the horrific fascination of seeing a train wreck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 91
  2. Negative: 12 out of 91
  1. Ido
    Sep 3, 2011
    Amazing album. The "I Am" side is perfect, there is no one with voice like the one she has.
    Halo is one of the most beautiful songs that I ever heard.
  2. elise
    Jun 17, 2009
    Amazing album; for me her best album so far!! grea job!
  3. Nyah
    Nov 21, 2008
    It's easy to see that Beyonce has got a lot of hits on the Sasha Fierce side. Anyone of those songs could be a single. On the I Am side, we haven't heard Beyonce in this context before, so it takes some getting used to. But when you really start to listen to that side, you see how excellent it truly is. My favorites on that side are If I Were a Boy, Halo, Broken Hearted Girl, Smash Into You and That's Why You're Beautiful. Those songs are all so beautiful and would be massive hits. If people don't understand the greatness of those songs now, they soon will. I applaud Beyonce for her creativity and risk-taking. That's what makes her one of our greatest artists. Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2012
    This album is a favorite ! Beyonce has amazing vocals, beats, videos, and choreograpy that sets her work apart from anyone else! Beyonce is the modern Janet Jackson and she is dominating for good reason. If you do not like/love this album then you dont know how to identify good music. She goes from sexy to rage to fun in a heartbeat, its so diverse! Buy this album seriously if you havent already! No artist is touching this woman! Expand
  5. NicciR
    Jan 27, 2009
    Another great album from Mrs. Bey. Halo is definitely one of my favorites!
  6. Oct 3, 2012
    When I first got the album, I really liked because it was Beyonce's. Now, I realise that reality crashed all the "love" for her. The first half is pretty good, especially because of "If I Were A Boy" and "Halo", songs which we never thought Beyonce will make. The other half, is boring: boring lyrics, plain music ( I am comparing the facts with her latest album, "4" which is, her best album in her entire career: she developed, not just lyrically, but also, musically). Too bad there are many stans, human beings who never know how to be realist ! Beyonce is a good entertainer, I met her in person at a concert, but all things have a limit. Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2011
    This record was filth. Trying to charge fans money for 2 cd's with only a handful of songs on each. The music is best on the ballads, but the "Sasha Fierce" side of the album besides "Single Ladies" is awful. IT seems Beyonce copped out and didn't want to have a bomb on her hands like the way the ballad-filled 4 was. It's clear the record label wanted Beyonce to re-write the album with uptempo songs when she obviously didn't want to. Expand

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