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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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APESHIT
[Intro: Quavo] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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  1. Negative: 52 out of 337
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    10
    Quality music, Im giving this a 10 because each song is such a joy to listen to, and the title track apesh*t is addictive and splendid. IQuality music, Im giving this a 10 because each song is such a joy to listen to, and the title track apesh*t is addictive and splendid. I cannot stop listening to it. I recommend for others to check it out Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    álbum maravilhoso, sonoridade incrível, sem duvidas um dos melhores álbuns do ano
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    This is the best album of the year already!! I love the artistry around it, and musicaly it is a masterpiece, Beyoncé delivered vocals onThis is the best album of the year already!! I love the artistry around it, and musicaly it is a masterpiece, Beyoncé delivered vocals on those layers, sis knows how to spit BARS!!!! She a real rapper! Jay-Z is the greatest to ever do it, period. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    Músicas muito boas, como sempre uma perfeita sincronia entre o casal. Videografia por enquanto impecável.
  5. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    This album is so amazing. A nice way to end the trilogy of Lemonade and 4:44. I hope they perform this new music on their tour!
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    9
    Each songs is unique on its way, as usual queen Be did so well. I've been played it on loop since 2 days ago.
  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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