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Suggested (m)use: Beyonce

by Craig B | Nov 04, 2016
Cover of Beyonce's album LemonadeWell, duh.  It’s Beyonce.  Of course she’s “suggested.”  Ted Danzen says she’s 104% perfect or something like that.  Personal perfection aside, this album was ok. Lemonade, that is.  Ambitiously eclectic, with a couple of real humdingers (I’m thinking mostly of “Freedom” and “Daddy Lessons” here), Beyonce shows us just what she’s made of.  Not lemonade it turns out.  But I hear the real experience of this album comes through the included Visual disc I did not pop in.  Audio/Video, man.  The original dynamic duo.

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Seems like a good album to wash your car to.  All the huggin’ and kissin’ and declarations of love on the album can find some metaphoric resonance in the chrome-edged fenders of your automobile or even the reflection of yourself in a side mirror.  And who isn’t okay with Beyonce?  The neighborhood can’t get too upset if you’re blasting it with the doors open while you Armor-All your seats.  Of course in this weather… maybe you should just stay inside and watch that Visual disc.

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  • Craig B is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) Craig’s current favorite book is Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.
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