Nov 26, 2008

Music News

After growing on me over the course of 2 weeks, I bought Beyonce's cd (I am...Sasha Fierce) on Tuesday! Slightly annoyed that she decided to not only have a double disc, but a standard and deluxe version as well, I shelled out the $19.10 (with tax) and bought it. I don't know if I was more excited to get the cd open and start listening or just look at the pics in the cover booklet...

But that's where it stopped. Yes, Beyonce is well, Beyonce. She is sure to put out some hot songs, have a hotter performance and add a few dances for us girls (and some guys on youtube) to do in the club. However, the cd was somewhat disappointing. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent cd. I actually like it...I can pretty much play it from start to finish without skipping any tracks...that is until you have to insert the 2nd disc...which wouldn't be as annoying if she had put more than 8 songs on each disc (5 songs for the standard). This whole "Sasha Fierce" thing was the biggest gimmick of 2008. The songs on the Sasha Fierce disc are typical Beyonce...just club songs. I think the whole thing was pointless and feel as if I officially got GOT by buying into the whole thing. On the flip side, I am grateful for the "single ladies" video which spawned countless youtube folks to try their hand at it...not to mention myself (I only bothered learning my favorite parts...and by the time I start doing it in the club I've usually had 1 too many drinks).

Feeling lackluster about my Beyonce experience, it made me think back to August when I bought Solange's CD...I have to say that I think Solange put out a great, if not one of the best, R n B/Funk cd's this year! She, in my opinion, beat out Beyonce for 2008.

In other Beyonce related news, has anyone seen Mama Tina lately? She is the real Sasha Fierce...At 54 years old she seems to be getting better with time! Check out a pic of Tina from the Cadillac Records movie premier earlier this week....In the pic with her is blues icon Etta James...who at 70 is also killing the red carper with her fierce swag! They both are simply stunning...and reiterate the good ol' saying: Black Don't Crack!


Ms. Citygrl said...

I'm so glad you wrote this review, because I can trust your honesty. I too bought the Solange cd and love it from start to finish. When I found out how many songs were on B's one cd, i knew it was a gimmick. But you know I like Beyonce and she does her thang. However i would say this whole Sasha thing is due to a little competition from my girl Rhianna who has been shutting it down! It also didn't help that Rhianna got two American Music Awards after beating out people like Mariah, Mary J., and Alicia Keys.

On another note momma Knowles looks amazing and it goes to show you that if you take care of yourself and have good genes you don't need plastic surgery!!!

Raquel Pauline said...

I agree the CD is ok, I love her, so I was especially disapointed. I think Beyonce needs to relax, drop off the face of the earth, enjoy her new husband and then make a huge come back.

Countdown To Change... said...

yeah, i know! Im like do we really need two different double disk cds? Couldn't she have just had a really tight interlude that made the transition from I Am.. to Sasha Fierce on one cd? I guess not! I still bought that mug and jam it! LOL!

britne.estrella said...

i agree w. you on the beyonce cd. i was disappointed to. but its growing on me with time.

KayJay said...

I am a little late on this lol. But I am glad I read your review, I know everyone is saying that the CD is great but its like which one are they talking about lol. Either way, I love Beyonce and I am of course going to buy the cd, it is number cd out there right now. But the Solange cd like I listened to the whole thing, and I kind of felt different about it. Maybe because its just not my style of music at all, or maybe I just feel like she went way too far back in time, like I dont want to hear the supremes all over again its 2008. Its like make it your own if you are going to copy like Beyonce does. I feel like Solange is trying so hard NOT to be Beyonce that she ends up just at the deep end of being something else.. Oh and Tina and Etta James look amazing in that photo. I thought Etta was dead, sorry. She looks great though considering her past, cant wait til Cadillac Records comes out!

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