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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. Though some of the slow songs have thoroughly memorable tunes, the lyrics are full of bland self-affirmation and saggy lines....But the "Sasha" disc boasts Beyonce's most adventurous music yet.
  3. 70
    She's not there yet, but the effort is fascinating, and hopefully she will keep on this path.
  4. Beyonce still proves that she's an all-around good performer even though her attempt to branch out into an alter ego fails a little.
  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. But OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" aside, it's debatable whether there has been call for a double album since "Sign O' the Times" in 1987, and this is clearly another case for the prosecution.
  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: 76 out of 105
  2. Negative: 12 out of 105
  1. Ido
    Sep 3, 2011
    10
    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. Oct 26, 2010
    10
    The two diffrent sides on this ablum are very diffrent than one another, and really does show how the real Beyonce, and her alter-ego "SashaThe two diffrent sides on this ablum are very diffrent than one another, and really does show how the real Beyonce, and her alter-ego "Sasha Fierce", think and feel. But there is just too many pointless songs to overcome. Expand
  3. Carol
    Nov 26, 2008
    10
    The best album of 2008. I love If I Were a Boy, Halo, Broken Hearted Girl, Smash Into You, That's Why You're Beautiful, Single The best album of 2008. I love If I Were a Boy, Halo, Broken Hearted Girl, Smash Into You, That's Why You're Beautiful, Single Ladies, Radio, Hello, Ego, Sweet Dreams and Scared of Lonely. She just has so many great songs on the album. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2016
    10
    Beyonce at her core has proven to be a student of music, particularly of the R and B genre, but with each album she has experimented withBeyonce at her core has proven to be a student of music, particularly of the R and B genre, but with each album she has experimented with other flavors. This album amazingly brings so many sounds together while still sounding like one. Clearly Beyonce's best album by far, and arguably the best mainstream album in the last decade. Impeccable production, unique song structures, mind blowing vocals, boundary pushing content, everything you want and more from a cultural blockbuster Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2013
    8
    Another solid album from Beyoncé and when combining all the editions that were released there were around 20 songs to listen to so youAnother solid album from Beyoncé and when combining all the editions that were released there were around 20 songs to listen to so you were bound to like some of them! There are a few duds that probably could have been left out but they are made up for by stand-outs like Sweet Dreams & Halo. Expand
  6. Cherry
    May 24, 2009
    6
    Yes, my advice to you as well it to skip straight to the second disc.
  7. Nov 11, 2015
    0
    I could never understand why the criticism took a good note to a generic stuff like this, dull and unintelligent in his lyrics, anyone withI could never understand why the criticism took a good note to a generic stuff like this, dull and unintelligent in his lyrics, anyone with common sense will realize how weak these compositions and is full of beautiful MESSAGES nothing. Expand

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