The Songs Are Incredible, Moving, and Driven by Narrative
Here's how I usually listen to a new album from one of my favorite artists: I listen to it all the way through, one time. I pick my favorite songs. Then, I listen to those songs over and over and over, leaving the others behind. I felt so moved by Bey's presentation, though; it's like the whole album is one big song. Each time I listen to Lemonade, I listen all the way through without skipping songs. I feel renewed by the movement through grief. I feel struck by the fluctuating roller coaster of emotions. I really, genuinely like every song. I can acknowledge that some, to me, are a little weaker. I will admit I favor some songs over others. But I still listen to every song, every time.