When this album came out half the world probably was waiting for it and the other half could of careless. When I heard it was coming out I thought it was going to be a bunch of mess coming from this lead singer. I mean we've seen her say "No No No" and ask her man can he pay her bills, from telephone bills to the Automo-BILLs. She wanted her man to say her name, and then he turn out to be a Bug-a -Boo. But when she got fed up she left her man @ home and went to the club and got "Jumpin Jumpin" She came out on top because she is a "Survivor." Then she got very "Bootylicious." With all of the good things happening, she then let "Emotion" take her over. Then she starred in Austin Powers: Gold member. We saw her "Work It Out." Clearly being on top of the world made her "Dangerously In Love!" for her long time boyfriend. She didn't stop there no-sir-rey because she felt extremely confident with herself which lead her to prance around in the film "The Pink Panther" (which I hate) giving her lover a special tease with "Check on It." (Of course that's not how it All went down that was just a quick overview.)
But Imagine to my surprise to hear this album. Although very ballad-heavy, it is obvious that Beyonce still loves a great up-tempo beat (and the rock-feel of 'hip hop star'). Her collaborations with other artists (Missy, Jay-Z, Big Boi, Sean Paul, LUTHER!) are impressive and show a depth and maturity that you probably would not have imagined the young lady having.
Beyonce once said in an interview that she wanted to make the album seem timeless. Several of the tracks have a very 70's "Age of Aquarius" feel to them, but she shows her range and talent throughout the album. "Baby Boy" with Sean Paul is my favorite because he is the prince of dance-hall. Even if you don't like her lyrics (which come a long way from "Bootylicious"), you'll love her ever-hypnotic beats.
Beyonce clearly demonstrates her vocals well on this album. The collection of songs will easily take you for a ride inside your mind and maybe down to your heart. Definitely worth looking into if you haven't already. For a solo artist who has left a group proves she is not hurting. Beyonce really knows how to work it on her own.