Beyonce Madness: Self-Titled Bracket
Are you ready for the first full round of voting? For those of you who are still unfamiliar with Beyoncé's latest (2 month old) album, I am very excited to offer you an opportunity and excuse to check it out... and make painful decisions about which songs you like better than others. Because that is exactly where we are going to begin. *NOTE: I had trouble embedding these videos from youtube, so a lot of the videos are linked from the photos. Also, if you are still in need of the full brackets, click here.
3. Partition vs 14. Jealous This is a particularly difficult pairing because these songs are so connected visually on the album, although like Haunted, Partition is split into two videos, with the audio from the Yoncé video opening the track. Partition is possibly the most raw and sexy track on the album (and that is saying something), while Jealous is one of the most vulnerable and honest (regardless of whether you think Beyoncé actually still cooks, naked or otherwise).
11. No Angel vs. 6. Rocket Both of these songs are ridiculously sexy. No Angel is one of the most thought provoking videos for me. I think it's the anti-thesis to J Lo's Jenny from the Block. Beyoncé is being honest about the fact that celebrity has changed her, and she doesn't fit in where she came from.
Meanwhile, Rocket takes a far less subtle approach, especially when paired with the video. I can't help but hear this as a Marvin Gaye throwback, simulating a sexual experience but keeping to a classic R&B sound and structure. Hot.