You know the hits by heart already. “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Survivor” and “Irreplaceable” are just three of the many female empowerment songs that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] is responsible for.
It’s also one of the reasons she is a veritable powerhouse in pop music. So it wasn’t surprising when her first single off her fourth studio album 4 was a song championing women to take a stand with “Run The World (Girls).”
Click through now for a full album stream of [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm]‘s 4 and catch her new videos for the singles “Run The World Girls” and “1-1.”
The early buzz on the street was that “Run The World Girls” might be a flop. However, 4 definitely doesn’t fall flat.
It is, of course, predictably [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm] and perhaps the only problem is in the fact that she failed to take any risks, never leaving her comfort zone of love ballads and girl-power anthems. Still, the former member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm] sticks with what she does best and you can’t fault her for that.
Hardcore fans of Beyonce will be pleased with 4 because they are getting exactly what they want from the songbird.
But will it be enough to compete with the other female heavy hitters also releasing albums this summer, including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Britney Spears[/lastfm]? We say don’t fret, because without a doubt you will hear “1-1,” “Countdown” and “End Of Time” nonstop at clubs and they’ll inspire you to get up and express yourself in the form of dance.
So will 4 do better than [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm]‘s previous three blockbuster albums? Will it do better than all the other summer albums being released? You’ll have to tell us (leave a comment below, let us know what you think). One thing is for sure, [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm] knows what she’s doing in the studio and she’s going to keep on doing it.
Beyonce – 4 Tracklisting
- I Care
- I Miss You
- Best Thing I Never Had
- Party Ft. Andre 3000
- Rather Die Young
- Start Over
- Love On Top
- End Of Time
- I Was Here
- Run The World (Girls)