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  • Summary: The Lion King-inspired album was executive-produced by Beyoncé and features 070 Shake, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Busiswa, Blue Ivy Carter, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Eazi, Nija, Pharrell, Jessie Reyez, Salatiel, Moonchild Sanelly, St. Jhn, Tekno, Shatta Wale, Tierra Whack, andThe Lion King-inspired album was executive-produced by Beyoncé and features 070 Shake, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Busiswa, Blue Ivy Carter, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Eazi, Nija, Pharrell, Jessie Reyez, Salatiel, Moonchild Sanelly, St. Jhn, Tekno, Shatta Wale, Tierra Whack, and Wiz Kid. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jul 24, 2019
    90
    Beyoncé joins their ranks [Paul Simon, David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana] soulfully and attentively, seeking full-fledged fusions. She mixes (apparently) personal thoughts and archetypal ones; she savors musical hybrids and rhythmic challenges; and she digs in to every line she sings. ... Unlike the movie that occasioned it, “The Lion King: The Gift” is no remake or reiteration, no faraway fable. It tells a story of its own.
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    86
    Overall, it works and is another jewel in her crown — one that she, overall, can be proud to call hers.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    84
    The album’s warm production washes and anthemic musicality may not have the same avant-garde sway or weird rhythmic kink of its immediate aforementioned predecessors, but what “The Lion King: The Gift” misses in messiness, it makes up for in flavor, heart and grandeur without treacle. Well, not too much treacle.
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    73
    Though not fully comprehensive or that musically far-reaching (due to its prioritization of African genres that have already experienced crossover success), the album still succeeds in introducing a whole new musical universe to the average American listener.
  5. Jul 24, 2019
    70
    Ultimately, The Gift is a deft balancing act that weighs personal songwriting flourishes and meaning with Disneycore tropes, as well as a sincere desire to celebrate the music of the African diaspora with its fundamentally commercial obligations.
  6. Jul 23, 2019
    70
    Not every track is as strong as ‘Black Skin Girls’. ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ showcases what Beyoncé can do at her best and most creative, yet consistency is an issue with this eclectic album.
  7. Jul 19, 2019
    60
    The guest spots occasionally overshadow the star. The Beyoncé-led tracks are of distinctly variable quality. For every song as good as the brilliant Black Skin Girl or Mood 4 Eva, there is something underwhelming. ... It’s an album, then, that ably displays her excellent taste, rather than a great Beyoncé album per se.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 472
  1. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    Beyoncé mais uma vez entregando um trabalho consistente e de qualidade. Utilizar o poder e a influência que tem, para dar voz e visibilidade aBeyoncé mais uma vez entregando um trabalho consistente e de qualidade. Utilizar o poder e a influência que tem, para dar voz e visibilidade a artistas africanos, é muito louvável. The Gitf é celebração, resgate cultural e também reafirmação racial. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    Álbum perfeito! Batidas incríveis, representatividade no álbum inteiro! Maravilhoso
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    Beyoncé cada dia provando porque com 30 anos de carreira segue para se tornar uma das maiores lendas do mundo da música.
  4. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Flawless. . Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2019
    10
    Essa mulher não tem pena do mundo em geral né??? Não importa o que ela faz, sempre entrega qualidade e algo que soa perfeito para o não sóEssa mulher não tem pena do mundo em geral né??? Não importa o que ela faz, sempre entrega qualidade e algo que soa perfeito para o não só para o momento, mas além dele. Expand
  6. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    Se faz necessário ouvir uma obra como esta para ter orgulho cada vez mais de se reafirmar como integrante da população negra. Nossa alegria,Se faz necessário ouvir uma obra como esta para ter orgulho cada vez mais de se reafirmar como integrante da população negra. Nossa alegria, nossa batida, nossa vida e o legado orgulhoso de nossos ancestrais africanos são muito bem retratados através do "The Gift".
    It makes necessary to listen an album like this to be proud of reaffirming yourself as a Black population member. Our happiness, our beat, our lives and the proud legacy of our ancestors are very well portrayed by "The Gift"!
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  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    Eca. Que bosta foi essa meu Deus. Só podia ser a chifruda escorada em branco. Acabou com o Filme. Péssimo kkk

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