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!