'B-Day' is a great album. It has all the required elements to make an R&B classic: heavy beats, great vocals, world-class production, big collaborations and of course, Beyonce's incredible sex appeal. But even with all this there's still something missing...depth.
Beyonce has somehow managed to create a whole album comlpetely lacking in substance. Tracks like Freakum Dress, Get Me Bodied and Suga Mama are great for getting down on a dancefloor, and truly prove that she is still the number 1 R&B artist around, but anyone looking for anything more than sex, partying and the love material possessions aren't going to find it here!
Where are the meaningful and liberating lyrics that songs like 'Survivor', 'Through With Love' and 'Independant Women' have made Beyonce famous for? These tracks are when Beyonce is truly at her best, and yet she seems to have completely neglected them here.
Other than with the bonus track 'Listen' written for her new movie 'Dreamgirls', Beyonce basically sold out.
That aside, this is still a great album with standout tracks including 'Upgrade U' and 'Irreplacable' amongst others, and i can't wait to see her perform them live when she tours, but seriously Beyonce...stop being so 2-dimensional and show some depth!!