Beyonce in 2016 - 'Formation' and Lemonade

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art baengels (monotony), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:26 (three years ago) link

just saw more police boycott bullshit on CNN in the kitchen at work, fuckin idiots

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:50 (three years ago) link

i'm taken aback by all of this, i honestly thought people were more professional in doing their jobs, but this boycott thing is ridiculous, dangerous, and anti-free speech.

the people making the calls on these boycotts, do they think these actions will improve relations between the police and the community?

boycotting a popular singer for political reasons is bullshit. serve and protect motherfuckers.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 21:13 (three years ago) link

the people making the calls on these boycotts, do they think these actions will improve relations between the police and the community?

i suspect they don't care

also part of this is CNN needs bullshit to talk about 24/7 and even our man trump can only do so much in a day

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 21:28 (three years ago) link

i love how on the red lobster line the "cuz i slay" chant turns into "we gon slay". sudden image of bey and her boy about to slay a pile of delicious seafood

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:48 (three years ago) link

A plate of seafood at least

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:39 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

So this is happening. Maybe I should start getting ready for a new 'anxious' attack when the album drops in the middle of the night or something

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7272524/beyonce-vevo-itunes-new-album-rumors

Nourry, Sunday, 27 March 2016 01:10 (three years ago) link

the rumors hit a fever pitch a day or two and then died down, i think everyone's realized that it was a false alarm

some dude, Sunday, 27 March 2016 01:19 (three years ago) link

why is billboard, a supposedly respected publication, citing the "shady music facts" twitter account even for rumormill material? that account is probably run by a 17-year-old stan twitter denizen

dyl, Sunday, 27 March 2016 06:21 (three years ago) link

yeah there've been a couple times when people took rumors posted by that account or similar accounts really seriously and i'm not sure why

some dude, Sunday, 27 March 2016 11:20 (three years ago) link

billboard is pageview crazy

J0rdan S., Sunday, 27 March 2016 18:57 (three years ago) link

ahaha shady music facts, jesus christ

maura, Sunday, 27 March 2016 19:36 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

lemonade

johnny crunch, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:02 (three years ago) link

how tho

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:03 (three years ago) link

rly hope she drops this new album soon bcz I have tickets to sell and the prices have been plummeting since it sold out in 10 seconds :(

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:05 (three years ago) link

theres uh a lot of diff sounds on this

johnny crunch, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:21 (three years ago) link

this song w weeknd sounds incred

johnny crunch, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:28 (three years ago) link

HOW DO I HEAR?

emil.y, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:35 (three years ago) link

it's on HBO right now. i'm sure the movie will start getting bootlegged online soon enough too. i hope the album is dropping in the next few days because it'd be silly to preview every song in the movie without giving people a chance to buy the audio ASAP.

some dude, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:45 (three years ago) link

http://tidal.com/album/59727856

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:48 (three years ago) link

f'in tidal

johnny crunch, Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:52 (three years ago) link

omg so wait it is a whole album??????

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:03 (three years ago) link

Okay, those of you who care enough to go for a temporary Tidal subscription can fill the rest of us in

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:09 (three years ago) link

it is a whole album, I'm sure it'll be steal-able shortly so its (likely brief) tidal exclusivity won't mean much

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:11 (three years ago) link

you can rewatch the movie as an on demand thing if you have either HBO go or now too, I believe

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:12 (three years ago) link

(I mean, if this were on iTunes I'd seriously buy it now - just like I did as soon as the s/t dropped.)

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:13 (three years ago) link

https://twitter.com/ErnestWilkins/status/724053313407356928

first good internet lol since Prince died

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:49 (three years ago) link

From SPIN

http://www.spin.com/2016/04/beyonce-new-album-lemonade-download-free-stream-tidal/

Ugh. "Update: Per an industry insider, Lemonade will be a TIDAL exclusive in perpetuity, as in yes, it will be exclusively a TIDAL release forever."

Nice knowing you, Bey.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:19 (three years ago) link

heh to hell with tidal i'm torrenting this

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:28 (three years ago) link

GOOD LUCK BROS im on tidal now u know theres a free trial right

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:30 (three years ago) link

Hold Up written by Ezra Koenig!!! YES!

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:33 (three years ago) link

How much Terius is on this?

Fetchboy, Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:36 (three years ago) link

BTW this album is brilliant if you havent heard it, like the jack white song goes hard thats how good it is

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:38 (three years ago) link

HBO thing has bey doing malick narration

We quickly ate the feast as to leave ASAP (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:45 (three years ago) link

it will be exclusively a TIDAL release forever

Just like The Life of Pablo?

MarkoP, Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:46 (three years ago) link

liking this a lot so far.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:48 (three years ago) link

v lil terius mentioned so far but apparently one thing is a co-write on the weeknd song ...

any caroline polachek tracks?

wizzz! (amateurist), Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:56 (three years ago) link

no

dyl, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:02 (three years ago) link

xpost I don't think so

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:02 (three years ago) link

i am pleased to see upon browsing the credits that the common denominator to the songs that caught me most off-guard is that they were co-written with wynter gordon!

dyl, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:04 (three years ago) link

(they are also my favorite songs from the album as of my first couple of listens)

dyl, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:06 (three years ago) link

daddy lessons is spectacular yeah

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:08 (three years ago) link

also how can we make a full beyoncé +kendrick album happen?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:08 (three years ago) link

All Night with the Jon Brion strings playing Spottieottiedopaliscious. Might be my favorite track.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:13 (three years ago) link

not strings, lol my bad. lots happening at the same time.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:13 (three years ago) link

glad to see wynter gordon in the credits here

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:16 (three years ago) link

Has anyone checked on Jay Z lately? I fear for his health.

Popture, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:26 (three years ago) link

love drought is a cloud

the visual is quite dense, image- rather than narrative-driven, captivating. the poetic narration is hit-and-miss but, in tandem with the imagery, does regularly make coherent and striking connections between the album's personal-relationship-centered lyrical themes and broader social phenomena. in many instances the glimpses of the music are distractingly abbreviated or disjointed; as a result, unlike the last album, which was very arguably best experienced with the visual, this one might simply be better to listen through on its own.

the songs themselves are really good, not surprisingly. for me the most emotionally stirring moments come when bey's voice slides, even for the briefest moments, into unexpected and jarring textures, as it does on e.g. "don't hurt yourself" and "sandcastles". (now that i'm thinking about it, the way her voice and the guitar are seamlessly combined when she drops the f-bomb in the opening line [yes, even on the explicit/uncensored version] of the former track is super super brilliant.) i did not experience any devastating lyrical gut-punches the way i did when i first listened to her self-titled, but that's kind of a high standard to hold and artist to since that so rarely happens anyway. in general i am trying to resist the urge to label this 'better than' or 'lesser than' her previous work esp that album. there are beautiful moments throughout. my favorite track so far, bizarrely, might be "daddy lessons" while my least favorite is the one with the weeknd, lol.

i'm not sure what to make of the decision not to release it for purchase. i find it very difficult to part with the idea that i need to *own* music i want to listen to often, if only digitally. tidal seems fine for a streaming service, and even better than fine if indeed it compensates creators more adequately than competitors, but in general i find streaming platforms not to be particularly good ways to listen.

dyl, Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:35 (three years ago) link

The detail of “Before I Let Go” being a studio track appended to a live record is a clever little bonus

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:43 (four months ago) link

song of the summer

maura, Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:02 (four months ago) link

A 40 track live album and 'Blow' isn't on it??

piscesx, Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:08 (four months ago) link

the "before i let go" cover rules so much

ufo, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:20 (four months ago) link

Is the Netflix video different from the concert video that was put out immediately after the performance?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:42 (four months ago) link

A 40 track live album and 'Blow' isn't on it??

― piscesx, Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:08 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i never got around to watching it so this was also my like third thought

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:14 (four months ago) link

the film is so good

dyl, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:39 (four months ago) link

Lemonade's now on Spotify, with a demo of what eventually became "Sorry" appended at its end (and which is possessed of a lot less braggadocio and a lot more vulnerability than the final track - it's closer in sound to "Love Drought" or something her sister might make)

monotony, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:10 (four months ago) link

I would love to know why Rebirth Brass Band doesn't get any publishing for the two songs that she uses parts from 'Do Whatcha Wanna' on (the opening and Single Ladies)
https://www.beyonce.com/album/homecoming/credits/

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

Oh. After digging, it turns out Rebirth lifted that trombone line from a Con Funk Shun track. Goddamnit, brass bands. Too bad she didn't throw in the melody.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:00 (four months ago) link

the film is wonderful

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 02:06 (four months ago) link

the film is cool. i went in pretty neutral/not in the mood to watch it but it was obviously a fantastic show and they captured it perfectly.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 02:15 (four months ago) link

loved it, i want to watch it again

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:42 (four months ago) link

Now that a quick google search returns at least five articles on the cultural references in Homecoming, and they all start with New Orleans and Rebirth, I'm mad again. The bassline in 'Single Ladies' should have gotten some writing credit for sure.

Obviously the show is amazing, and it's great to see Les Twins on stage (even though they never really get to do their thing, but it's a Beyonce show I get it).

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:59 (four months ago) link

the straight up documentary parts of the film are wonderful, i even managed to convert something beyoncé said into good writing advice for myself, but i kinda hope 1) there's a physical release 2) it includes a version of the show without breaks

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:28 (four months ago) link

hope Liz Harris got a fat check from this

Simon H., Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:34 (four months ago) link

Oh was she sampled?

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:37 (four months ago) link

Buddy of mine got sampled :)

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:11 (four months ago) link

apparently "Made of Air" gets a couple of needle drops xp

Simon H., Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:14 (four months ago) link

Re:the movie, I was hoping for a little more documentary style than behind the scenes if that makes sense but the Sons of Kemet background music made my night.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 27 April 2019 05:14 (four months ago) link

Grouper was in the background as well which was cool

just sayin, Saturday, 27 April 2019 06:24 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I’m not a huge Beyoncé fan, but this film is extraordinary.

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Sunday, 12 May 2019 05:27 (four months ago) link

Hold the fuck up, a grouper song is in this???

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 12 May 2019 08:43 (four months ago) link

Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 voices, too.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:06 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

New Lion King-related collaborative album out tomorrow, featuring, amongst others, African artists ranging from Wizkid to Busiswa to Shatta Wale:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8520147/beyonce-the-lion-king-the-gift-track-list

https://critiqsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Beyonce-The-Gift-Tracklist.jpg

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:42 (one month ago) link

the film dialogue interludes are slightly distracting but the album is really good

dyl, Saturday, 20 July 2019 05:12 (one month ago) link

The thing I find really distracting is how much of a copy this is of Kendrick Lamars Black Panther soundtrack, except that one seemed pretty personal to him. I have no idea why Beyoncé would make a Lion King album, except that she's in the film. Some of the songs are good, though.

Frederik B, Saturday, 20 July 2019 13:08 (one month ago) link

My main hope for this is "Brown Skin Girl" becomes a massive hit, so I never have to see Wizkid's entire career summarized as "Drake’s 'One Dance' collaborator" again

rob, Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:40 (one month ago) link

i don't really care about it being a 'copy' of the black panther soundtrack - doing a film tie-in compilation/soundtrack album with more effort put into the curation and production than usual isn't really some wildly innovative idea. with the success of the black panther soundtrack i'm not at all surprised that others are doing something similar. there's not really a reason it needs to exist and i'd much rather a beyonce-does-afropop album as its own thing but since it does exist i'm glad it's quite good. it certainly seems to be by far the best thing related to the lion king remake.

"find your way", "jara ara e", "brown skin girl" and "my power" are the highlights

ufo, Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:17 (one month ago) link

likely deserves a thread? it's good.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 21 July 2019 13:58 (one month ago) link

Was toying with that idea as well. Mind if I start it, or are you on it already?

breastcrawl, Sunday, 21 July 2019 14:11 (one month ago) link

Whoomp, there it is: the LiON KiNG: the GiFT <<>> where Beyoncé meets with Afropop

breastcrawl, Sunday, 21 July 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

skoal

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 21 July 2019 15:17 (one month ago) link


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