[Album Review] Beyonce Hits Highs & Lows In New Album 4

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“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Survivor” and “Irreplaceable” are only three of the 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).”

But the song didn’t garnish the sort of success that’s become synonymous with Sasha Fierce leaving us to wonder, has Beyonce lost it?

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It’s a little presumptuous to think that 4 is a flop, especially based on one single, but that’s what the buzz on the street has been.

Although, 4 doesn’t fall flat.  It is, of course, predictably Beyonce and perhaps the real problem is in the fact that she failed to take any risks, never leaving her comfort zone of love ballads and girl power anthems.

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Still, the former member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm] sticks with what she knows and you can’t fault her for that.

You can, however, fault her for making an album that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] has done time and again, but better.

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