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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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APESHIT
[Intro: Quavo] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 338
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    This album is amazing. Every song has its story. Talking about her marriage and how they working through it because love prevails at the end.This album is amazing. Every song has its story. Talking about her marriage and how they working through it because love prevails at the end.
    My favorite songs off this incredible album are BOSS, FRIENDS and of course APES**T.
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  2. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    álbum maravilhoso, sonoridade incrível, sem duvidas um dos melhores álbuns do ano
  3. Jul 23, 2018
    10
    There is no one can do music like The Carters. And I was shocked by Beyonce because she has upgraded herself in every album.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    The facts are: Three of the reviewers only gave this a bad score because they support other artists. That's why one said this was copyingThe facts are: Three of the reviewers only gave this a bad score because they support other artists. That's why one said this was copying Kanye, despite Kanye never having this style of music, one saying Britney is better and one saying Taylor is better. The latter two clearly didn't listen to the album and just wanted to lower the score. And Britney? Better? Her autotune is better, maybe. And I'm sure the Taylor fan didn't understand the deeper meaning in the one free song they listened too as, as a Taylor fan, they are used to being given lyrics with face value. But let's not get into that. The main criticism of the album appears to be the lack of sining. Those that believe this only listened to Apesh*t, the Migos-influenced lead single, accompanied by a video shot inside the Louvre, contrasting the European standards of art with and invasion of black culture, giving a clear message of how these two artists believe we should be uplifting the black community. However, a listen to the opening track, Summer, a less politically significant but just as important songs, presents vocals that weren't found on the Apesh*t. The track reflects the peace the two have found in their marriage, with gorgeous vocals from Beyoncé and a very minimal but present flow from Jay. Other tracks, such as Boss and Nice, bring a familiar sound, particularly with the harmonies over Boss's chorus, but still sound fresh. Heard About Us brings a fun side to the album, as Beyoncé joyfully sings "skrrt skrrt," and manages to turn an ugly slur into a beautiful vocal run, showing again how the couple are reclaiming black heritage through their art. 713 connects the listener to Beyoncé's Houston roots, showing that she hasn't lost her soul and is still "representing for my hustlers." Black Effect opens with an unknown voice talking about types of love, showing the clear theme of this album: Love. Imperfect love, challenging love, but love nonetheless. The album closes with Lovehappy, a joyful song that almost mocks the problems they have faced, with the two joking about how Beyoncé almost killed Jay. This not only brings a beautiful close to the album, but to the saga that began in Beyoncé's 2016 album, Lemonade, and continued through Jay-Z's 2017 album, 4:44. Unlike Lemonade, there are no stages of grief; not the same feelings of denial, anger and apathy, there is only love. Everything is love. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beyoncé and Jay-Z mostrando quem manda na industria. isso é monumental, isso é ARTE! Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    9
    Each songs is unique on its way, as usual queen Be did so well. I've been played it on loop since 2 days ago.
  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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