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B Day

Beyonce Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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1. Deju Vu
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3. Suga Mama
4. Upgrade U
5. Ring The Alarm
6. Kitty Kat
7. Freakum Dress
8. Green Light
9. Irreplaceable
10. Resentment

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History may prove Beyoncé's B'Day to be a rare double-whammy of an achievement. Not only is it destined to hold up as one of the thumpingest, most polished-sounding discs of 2006, it's also bound to loose a new phrase into the popular lexicon: a "freekum dress" (n.), as described on a same-named track halfway through this excellent CD, is a "right-fittin'" garment owned by every woman; "when they act wrong, that's when you put it on." Linguistic hijinks aside, here is Beyoncé as the public rarely sees her: fully liberated and artistically fearless. "Ring the Alarm," a big-banging, fire-alarm-clanging wake-up call to a cheating man, finds her seething; "Kitty Kat," a feline-like size-up of a stale relationship helped along by the still innovative Neptunes, shows her spurned; the womanly, fire-in-the-belly come-on "Suga Mama" gets her way, way worked up; and the crackling, vocally volcanic "Resentment" steeps her in Aretha-caliber soul. For all the disc's solo trailblazing, though, where it really soars is on one of two duets with Jay-Z: While "Up Grade U" chugs along entertainingly enough about the good life ("I'm talkin' spa bags and fly pads and rooms at the Bloomberg"), opener "Deja Vu" blasts out a bomp-bomp beat nobody with a head to nod could resist. Cake, candles, and Cristal or no, B'Days rarely get this good. --Tammy La Gorce

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Original Title: B Day. Format: CD. Artist: Beyonce. Language: English. Genre: RandB. Track Listing: Disk 1. 1. Deja Vu. 2. Get Me Bodied. 3. Suga Mama. 4. Upgrade U. 5. Ring the Alarm. 6. Kitty Kat. 7. Freakum Dress. 8. Green Light. 9. Irreplaceable. 10. Resentment.

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3.0 out of 5 stars [3.5]--Beyonce has done a 360 on this album June 23 2007
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
When I heard `Déjà vu' on the radio repeatedly I still wasn't quite impress. But then I heard `Ring the Alarm' I had decided to check it out. B'Day is one of those rare albums that popular artists release that completely throw away all previous conceptions. Shedding her good girl image and reveling in angst and sexual provocateur, B proves that she's more relevant than ever. I do like this album but Beyonce borrows from a lot of people style (which she thinks is original) because `Déjà vu' is Teena Maire all day long. Moreover, you can tell she wrote `Upgrade U,' `Ring the Alarm' and `Freakum Dress' because they are not as sharp lyrical as the rest of the songs. If you are a true Beyonce fan you should know she writes her true feelings in her music. Although she is a quiet as kept type of person, Beyonce has few talents and also reveals much of herself through her music.

The Neptune's produced song `Kitty Kat' features Beyonce crying out for some lovin'. It has elements of Kelis, Marvin, and all the soul-singers, yet it's still fresh and original. On the slow jam `Irreplacable,' B sounds out on love lost and mistakes you shouldn't made. It's beautiful but still very funky. Another highlight includes the bizarre `Freakum Dress,' where Beyonce sings about enticing a stranger 'cos she ain't getting any from her man. All of this is done over the clammering Rich Harrison production. I really don't care about the amount (or quantity) of tracks that is place in an album as long as it shows some quality.

If I were to take a poll with 10 people, 7 out of 10 would prefer her freshman album rather than this one. I am very open minded to change and I embrace her new image which is sexy and physical. This album isn't bad but not fantastic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars At first listen the songs leave you confused. Sept. 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
The first time I listened to B-day, I was really confused. It sounded like she hated Jay-Z, couldn't stand him, and that he had cheated on her, and she had enough. I think the commentary from B should be at the beginning rather than the end of the cd. It would have made a lot more sense to know from the beginning that the songs were about her character in Dream Girls. That said, once you have the idea that it's about Jay-Z, it's hard to listen to them without thinking that that's what they are about.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars SOMETIMES YOU CAN JUDGE A CD BY ITS COVER Sept. 6 2006
By imagak
Format:Audio CD
Most disappointing album of 2006 so far. The warning sign was there, even before the album officially hit the streets. In the time leading up to its release, the album cover art was here on Amazon and I could only think: "Beyonce is easily one of the ten most naturally beautiful singers today...why put her on the cover sporting the same eerie expression as a blow-up doll?" (I don't think this was supposed to be intentionally experimental, like a Bjork album cover.) It would prove prophetic, since actually listening to the album confirms the worst: it SOUNDS just as synthetic and soulless, too. In essence, "B'Day" is the musical equivalent of a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie: Millions of dollars thrown into production without any ideas laid down as a foundation. And if the album has a musical cousin, it would be any one of the last few Michael Jackson albums, with the same, shrill feel to their songs. (Just remember the annoying "Scream" as point of reference.) It would have been enough at the very least for "B'Day" to repeat the formula that made "Dangerously in Love" successful. Maybe the bar was raised with the release of Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics," an album that is light on its feet, bursting with life, and, above all, sexy and FUN. But then again...so was "Dangerously." Who sucked all the life out of the Beyonce of "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and replaced her here with a human jackhammer without an ounce of sublety or nuance? The plodding beats behind her are annoying enough (and present throughout) -- does she have to impersonate them, too? Beyonce has a VOICE, and she actually used it in "Dangerously." "B'Day" just turns it into another instrument and chops it up in the mix. Any song can serve as an example, but the worst and most tone-deaf is "Ring the Alarm. Read more ›
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Sept. 15 2006
By Nakia
Format:Audio CD
I love Beyonce. Me and my cousin make jokes about what we call the "gay relationship" with Beyonce. But I am sorry, this CD is awful. I reign from Baltimore, MD. In B-more we call sophomore CDs, the "Sisco effect". When Sisco from Dru Hill came out with his second CD, it was awful and we were so upset. Beyonce is, in my opinion, one of the best singers out right now. (of course after Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Alicia Keys). But boy does she have a beautiful voice. But ring the alarm to me is an awful song. Recently, there has been a trend in women hating women and to me this song plays on that. If that man doesn't want you that is his fault. Besides that song, the rest of the songs are useless to listen to, they have no value and they are nothing that I can relate to. And can I just add, her videos are becoming useless as well. With the plot of her songs, you would think she could make a good video out of them, instead they are on camera photo shoots. imagak, I think you had the right idea!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beyonce-B-day
This album is awful...not because it's extremely bad but for somebody like Beyonce, she could have done muchhhhhhhhhhhhhh better. Read more
Published on Sept. 29 2006 by Valerie J.
4.0 out of 5 stars Forget What Cha Heard...B'day is Excellent
I think those people who trash B'day are those who were expecting too much too soon. It's time to be patient with Beyonce's career. Read more
Published on Sept. 17 2006 by Dwayne L. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday B!
How many people can say that they released their second solo album on their twenty fifth birthday? And while you're considering that, how many people can list singing, songwriting,... Read more
Published on Sept. 15 2006 by Amanda Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars MsTEE
This album is the JAM, IT's everything U love about Beyonce', its Beyonce' all grown up, its up tempo its raw its ADULT, its I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR, AND I LOVE, ITS EVERYTHING... Read more
Published on Sept. 14 2006 by Y. Coats
4.0 out of 5 stars B-Day
I was a little worried to buy this CD especially when so many people talked negatively about it. This CD is really good. Read more
Published on Sept. 5 2006 by A. C. Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS CD IS INCREDIBLE!!!!
Published on Sept. 4 2006 by S. Bandoh-Aidoo
5.0 out of 5 stars THE REAL BEYONCE HAS BEEN...
Finally Beyonce is here. The inner hyper, crazy, insane beyonce and I love it. She has done a great job on B-Day and this CD will never die for me. Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2006 by Anthony Hirst
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy B'Day Indeed !!
I'm not surprised beyonce didn't tell anyone she was making this record ...cos if she had they would have said NO ...this cannot be unleashed on the world .. Read more
Published on Aug. 30 2006 by Heat Seeker
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