January 20, 2014 12:00 PM

>Why I’m Obsessed with Beyoncé

Since getting over the surprise release of Beyoncé on Dec. 13, what has really stunned me is just how fierce the quickly platinum album is. No doubt, if it had come out in time to make my Top 10 of 2013, not only would it have been on the list but it may have taken the No. 1 spot. With everything Beyoncé’s accomplished in her glorious career, I didn’t know she had this in her. The absorbing atmospherics create a tonal continuity, her nuanced vocals showcase new dimensions in her supple voice, and the naughty-girl lyrics make this the black female answer to Madonna‘s Erotica. Doper and deeper than anything she’s ever done, it takes Queen B to a whole different level as an artist. Bow down, indeed.

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