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Beyonce’s Surprise Album

In a move that only Beyonce could pull off, Queen Bey dropped a surprise album on December 13, 2013. The album just appeared on iTunes and was accompanied by 17 music videos to the 14-song album.

Knowles’ album explores darker themes when compared to her prior works and shows an obvious maturation. There are also numerous feminist themes and references through the album, most notably the sampling of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “We Should All Be Feminists.” The album has been extremely well-received by both critics and fans alike.

There are no jokes to be made here, this is truly a great album.

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