Review | Beyonce, 4

Entertainment Jun. 21, 2011 AT 4:42PM
Review | Beyonce, 4 Credit: Diyah Pera

Out: Tuesday 6/28

Us Rating: *** 1/2

Beyonce likes to say that she's laid her Sasha Fierce alter ego to rest -- but you'd never know it from her fourth solo album! After some slow, simmering jams (like the Kanye West–helmed "Party"), it explodes for the last five tracks, from the old-school R&B feel of "Love on Top" to the ferocious closing single, "Run the World (Girls)." (Sony)

-- IAN DREW

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