I think it was a great idea for Beyonce to produce an album with both slow and fast songs. It gives us both sides of her artistry and boy am I enjoying it. I'm definitely a fan of hers and have all her music. I just love her singing, plain and simple, and I like the feisty-ness of the Sasha persona.
The slow songs (Beyonce side) on this album are not really R&B. They are pop songs. I prefer R&B but these grew on me really quickly. I love every single slow song particularly Ave Maria, Halo and Save the Hero. They are all about love and relationships.
The fast songs (Sasha side) are really great for the gym. Single Ladies (put a ring on it) is a banger and reminds me of Get me Bodied but it's unique in its own way. When I first heard it, I didn't like it much but due to constant listening, I now love it. My other 2 favourites from the Sasha side are Video Phone and Diva. They both have a dancehall vibe to them (especially video phone) and I love dancehall hence I love them. The content of these songs is silly and shallow but as I said, this is suitable for having fun, dancing and working out and should not be taken seriously.
I love this album and can't stop playing it in my car.