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Marina’s half album drop counts as a semi-beyoncé


The Briefing

A few years ago, after Beyoncé did the first big surprise album drop thing and changed pop forever and everyone started talking about which artists were going to Do A Beyoncé, Popjustice went into some detail regarding what did and didn’t con­sti­tute a ‘beyoncé’, where Beyoncé’s name became both a verb (“they’ve beyoncéd their new album”) and a noun (“this release is a definite beyoncé”).

Most albums cited as beyoncés were partial beyoncés at best, but Marina chucking out the Love part of Love Fear feels like it should count as a semi-beyoncé.

That said, Popjustice’s original article did make other stip­u­la­tions. It said that the release should, for instance, be a surprise. And Marina releasing new music is not a surprise, really, is it, con­sid­er­ing half of this Love release is already available and everyone knew the Love Fear album was on its way. So with heavy heart we must perhaps accept that Love’s release falls into quarter-beyoncé territory.

(The best song is To Be Human.)

(I mentioned this on Twitter and two people imme­di­ately replied saying the best song is actually Enjoy Your Life. Much as I appre­ci­ate the engage­ment I must insist in the strongest possible terms that I was, in fact, right with my initial statement.)

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