- 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.
- Record Label: Roc Nation
- Genre(s): Rap, R&B
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|[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|
Jun 20, 2018Sonically 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.
Jun 19, 2018Everything 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.
Jun 18, 2018With 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.”
Jun 18, 2018On 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.
Jun 18, 2018Everything 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.
Jun 21, 2018Quality music, Im giving this a 10 because each song is such a joy to listen to, and the title track apesh*t is addictive and splendid. IQuality music, Im giving this a 10 because each song is such a joy to listen to, and the title track apesh*t is addictive and splendid. I cannot stop listening to it. I recommend for others to check it out… Expand
Jun 19, 2018The 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
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