Beyoncé 4

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Beyoncé

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Released on March 29, 2013 by Parkwood Entertainment - Columbia

Main artist: Beyonce

Genre: R&B/Soul > R&B

Distinctions: Hi-Res Audio (May 2013)

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:57:26

  1. 1 Love On Top

    Beyoncé, Performer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Party

    Beyoncé featuring André 3000, Performer - K. West, Composer - K. West, Lyricist - Kanye West, Performer - Kanye West, Producer - Jeff Bhasker, Co-Producer - Jeff Bhasker, Composer - Jeff Bhasker, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - André 3000, Lyricist - Dexter R. Mills, Composer - Dexter R. Mills, Lyricist - Douglas Davis, Composer - Douglas Davis, Lyricist - Ricky Walters, Composer - Ricky Walters, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 Schoolin' Life

    Beyoncé, Performer - Beyoncé Knowles, Co-Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - Los Da Mystro, Co-Producer - Carlos McKinney, Composer - Carlos McKinney, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 Countdown (Album Version)

    Beyoncé, Performer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer - Lamb, Co-Producer - E. Dean, Composer - E. Dean, Lyricist - Cainon Lamb, Composer - Cainon Lamb, Lyricist - Julie Frost, Composer - Julie Frost, Lyricist - Michael Bivins, Composer - Michael Bivins, Lyricist - Nathan Morris, Composer - Nathan Morris, Lyricist - Wanya Morris, Composer - Wanya Morris, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 I Miss You

    Beyoncé, Performer - Frank Ocean, Composer - Frank Ocean, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 Dance for You

    Beyoncé, Performer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Producer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - C. "Tricky" Stewart, Producer - Christopher Stewart, Composer - Christopher Stewart, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 I Care

    Beyoncé, Performer - Jeff Bhasker, Composer - Jeff Bhasker, Lyricist - Jeff Bhasker, Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Co-Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Chad Hugo, Composer - Chad Hugo, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 Rather Die Young

    Beyoncé, Performer - Jeff Bhasker, Composer - Jeff Bhasker, Lyricist - Jeff Bhasker, Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Co-Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Luke Steele, Co-Producer - Luke Steele, Composer - Luke Steele, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 1+1

    Beyoncé, Performer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - Pete Wolford, Assistant Engineer - Pete Wolford, Guitar - Christopher Stewart, Composer - Christopher Stewart, Lyricist - Nikki Gallespi, Drums - Lee Blaske, Strings - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Producer - C. "Tricky" Stewart, Producer - Pat Thrall, Recording Engineer - Brian "B-LUV" Thomas, Recording Engineer - Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young, Recording Engineer - Mark Gray, Assistant Engineer - Jason Sherwood, Assistant Engineer - Steven Dennis, Assistant Engineer - Tony Maserati, Mixing Engineer - Val Brathwaite, Assistant Engineer Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 End of Time

    Beyoncé, Performer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Producer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - Switch, Producer - Diplo, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - David Taylor, Composer - David Taylor, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Run the World (Girls) (Album Version)

    Beyoncé, Performer - Terius Nash, Composer - Terius Nash, Lyricist - Switch, Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Co-Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Producer - Shea Taylor, Co-Producer - Wesley Pentz, Composer - Wesley Pentz, Lyricist - Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young, Engineer - David Taylor, Composer - David Taylor, Lyricist - Pete Wolford, Assistant Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixing Engineer - Adidja Palmer, Composer - Adidja Palmer, Lyricist - John Hanes, Mixing Engineer - Phil Seaford, Assistant Engineer - Nick Van De Wall, Composer - Nick Van De Wall, Lyricist - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 Best Thing I Never Had

    Beyoncé, Performer - Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Composer - Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Antonio Dixon, Composer - Antonio Dixon, Lyricist - Antonio Dixon, Producer - Babyface, Producer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer - S1, Producer - Caleb, Producer - Patrick "j.Que" Smith, Composer - Patrick "j.Que" Smith, Lyricist - Larry Griffin, Jr., Composer - Larry Griffin, Jr., Lyricist - Caleb McCampbell, Composer - Caleb McCampbell, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. 13 Start Over

    Beyoncé, Performer - Shea Taylor, Composer - Shea Taylor, Lyricist - Shea Taylor, Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Lyricist - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - E. Dean, Composer - E. Dean, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

  14. 14 I Was Here

    Beyoncé, Performer - Diane Warren, Composer - Diane Warren, Lyricist - Ryan Tedder, Producer - Brent Kutzle, Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Executive Producer - Beyoncé Knowles, Producer - Kuk Harrell, Producer Copyright : (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

About

Beyoncé reportedly delivered over 70 songs to Columbia for her fourth solo studio album. The dozen that made the cut, combined with their sequencing, make it plain that straightforward crossover-dance singles and cohesion were not priorities. Taking it in at once is mystifying, even when little attention is paid to the lyrics. The opening “1+1,” a sparse and placid vocal showcase, fades in with a somber guitar line, throws up occasional and brief spikes in energy, and slowly recedes. It’s the kind of song one would expect to hear during an album’s second half, certainly not as the opener -- not with the (fittingly) slight sonics and heavy lines like “Just when I ball up my fist, I realize I’m laying right next to you, baby.” Three additional ballads follow. Each one features its own set of collaborators and contrasts both sonically and lyrically. “I Care” rolls in on pensive percussion and low-profile synthesizer drones, surging during a cathartic chorus. “I Miss You,” alluringly bleak and hushed, is a codependent confessional. The only one that’s rote, “Best Thing I Never Had” is a bombastic kiss-off saved by Beyoncé’s ability to plow through it. From there, the album restlessly bounces between tempos and moods: a desperate midtempo chest thumper, a couple cyborg marching-band dancefloor tracks, an ecstatic early-‘90s throwback, yet more ballads. What’s most surprising is that a song titled “Party,” co-produced by Kanye West with a guest verse from André 3000, quickly settles into a low-watt groove and remains there. Wildcard interludes and a Euro-pop party-anthem cash-in would be the only ways to make the album more scattered, but the strength of most of the material, propelled by Beyoncé’s characteristically acrobatic vocal skills, eases the trouble of sifting through the disjointed assortment. No one but one of the most talented and accomplished singers -- one with 16 Grammys, nothing left to prove, and every desired collaborator at her disposal -- could have made this album. ~ Andy Kellman

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