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  • Summary: The debut full-length collaborative album for Beyonce and Jay-Z was a surprise release and features guest appearances from Migos, Offset, Quavo, Rory from Stone Love, and Ty Dolla $ign.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Jun 20, 2018
    100
    Sonically speaking, EVERYTHING IS LOVE benefits from the sophisticated palates of two superstars and integrates reggae, soul, R&B and boom bap throughout but in a way that’s entirely seamless. Trustworthy studio gurus including Pharrell, Vinylz, !llmind and Mike Dean all pitch in for instrumentals that are both opulent and demure in their presentation.
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    90
    Nothing is off limits, and their chemistry on wax continues to be just as powerful as it is in real life. It's not only a top-to-bottom banger, but it's also relationship goals.
  3. Jun 19, 2018
    83
    Everything may lack the emotional depth of Beyoncé’s last two solo records, but it more than makes up for it in holy-shit-Beyoncé moments. ... Only Jay’s own work with Kanye (and Drake and Future’s collaborative 2015 takeover of rap radio) even approach what the Carters have done here, at least as far as fusing their disparate personae into an appealing whole.
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    With their new album as the Carters, Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) and Beyoncé are once again a united force, celebrating their success on every front: artistic, financial, marital, erotic, historic. ... This is more familiar, less vulnerable and less exploratory territory than the zones where Beyoncé and Jay-Z ventured on “Lemonade” and “4:44.”
  5. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    On Everything Is Love the two flex their muscles like it’s an Olympic sport. ... The inside references and the happy proximity to current rap also work in service of a larger point, which is thinking about black achievement in the context of a cultural and political system designed to hinder it. ... Mainstream art makes too little room for stories like that, especially when the grown-ups in question are people of color. But the Carters won’t be denied on Everything Is Love. For them, this hard-won encore is also a beginning.
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    75
    This isn’t an album of ‘Crazy In Love’ or ‘Drunk In Love’ successors. It’s an album of love, and all the forms it can take in and outside of you.
  7. Jun 18, 2018
    30
    Everything about Everything is Love feels superficial, from the artists’ constant pronouncement of their love for each other to their engagement with topics like fashion, art, watches (this gets its own category), social issues, how great their friends are, sports, and, indeed, their own lives. The most boring aspect of the album is its centerpiece: the couple’s obsession with their wealth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 331
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    Another excellent work from the queen herself. I did not think I would originally enjoy it, and the album was dropped out of nowhere too. ButAnother excellent work from the queen herself. I did not think I would originally enjoy it, and the album was dropped out of nowhere too. But I definitely warmed up to it. Summer has a chill vibe, and Apes**t along with the MV is a masterpiece many seem to have overlooked. Beyoncé always makes music for a reason, and this newest release with all its raw lyrics and storytelling is no different.

    Also, although it was not my favorite recent release I'm giving it a 10 to counteract the 1s here from some racist folk. It's sad there's so many reviews here from people who did not even bother to listen before jumping to hate. Hope you enjoy the album!
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  2. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    álbum maravilhoso, sonoridade incrível, sem duvidas um dos melhores álbuns do ano
  3. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    Once again, she proves the world she's capable of succesfully executing any music genre. Great album from The Carters!
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    One of the best albums of 2018. Beyonce is the Queen of Vocal, the Queen of R&B, the Queen of Pop, Ballads, and then she even showed herOne of the best albums of 2018. Beyonce is the Queen of Vocal, the Queen of R&B, the Queen of Pop, Ballads, and then she even showed her talents in Rock and Country. Now she slayed at Rap and becomes the Queen of Rap... Bow Down Queen Bey!!! Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beyoncé and Jay-Z mostrando quem manda na industria. isso é monumental, isso é ARTE! Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2018
    9
    Beyonce e Jay-z sempre lançaram otimas musicas quando colaboraram juntos. Com a fama de juntos serem as pessoas mais poderosas do mundoBeyonce e Jay-z sempre lançaram otimas musicas quando colaboraram juntos. Com a fama de juntos serem as pessoas mais poderosas do mundo lançaram um album apenas para certificar de manter este rotulo como sobrenome de casados Carter. O album é explosivo, critico, com uma otima sonoridade, samples muito bem utilizados, principalmente na musica LOVEHAPPY com "You Make My Life a Sunny Day", assim como "Broken Strings" chega a vibrar com Jay-z na musica BLACK EFFECT. Um otimo album poderoso e artistico. Expand
  7. Mev
    Jun 21, 2018
    0
    It's a great album, simple and elegant. Came to know about the album after it was a trending topic on twitter. Amazing work!

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