By Nicholas Jennings on Sunday, 23 November 2014
Category: Reviews

Beyoncé - Beyoncé Platinum Edition

Queen Bey took the world by surprise just over a year ago, dropping her self-titled album on Dec. 13 at midnight without warning. “I didn’t want to release [it] the way I’ve done it—I’m bored with that,” she explained. “I feel like I’m able to speak directly to my fans.” Its 14 new songs and 17 videos formed what she called her first “visual album.” Now Beyoncé is reissuing that album, packaged with a live DVD and a disc of new tracks titled More. And while it’s not another stealth release, the Platinum Edition is the perfect Christmas gift for fans (those who digitally purchased Beyoncé can buy just the new material). Along with remixes of “Flawless” with Nicki Minaj, “Drunk in Love” with Jay Z and Kanye West, “Blow” with Pharrell Williams and “Standing on the Sun” with Mr. Vegas, More features two new songs: “7/11” and “Ring Off.” Which is good news for everyone. The world needs more Beyoncé.