Sunday, November 16, 2008

ALBUM REVIEW: Beyonce's "I Am...Sasha Fierce"

Um...Beyonce, also known as Sasha Fierce, has a 2-disc album coming out this Tuesday, a total of 13 tracks of pure...ferocity. Actually, the first disc, which has several mellow ballads, is called "I Am..." and the second disc, which has upbeat dance-inducing tracks is called "Sasha Fierce." Sasha, however, bares an awfully close resemblance to Fergie....hmmm.

The first single off the first disc, "If I Were a Boy," replayed in my mind for like 3 weeks. The disc itself is compiled of several amazing songs, "Halo," "Save the Hero," and "Brokenhearted Girl" (Babyface co-wrote), that are worth a second and third listen. "Hero" wasn't actually a reference to a male protector, but a female one. My favorite line is: "Who's there to save the girl after she saves the world?"

The second disc's first single, "Single Ladies," let's her inner Sasha Fierce emerge as she tells it like it is, and then the Fergie 2.0 comes out when she become techno-beat ghetto-chick in
"Radio." While it's true that Beyonce debuted first, I think Fergie does it better. B should just stick to doing what she's good at, belting out lyrics like the incredible singer that she was born to be. The way that Christina Aguilera should leave dancing to performers like Ciara, she should leave the talk-singing to the Britney's of the world, and the ghetto-vibes to those who can actually pull it off. I'm all for trying new things and branching out, but unless she tones down the forced-sass, I would consider this branch axed.

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