Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stargate Poison Beyoncé

I've spent most of the week obsessing over Beyoncé's amazing "I Am... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas" CD/DVD set and will eventually get around to writing a proper review but in the meantime I can't resist mentioning one of the (not so) new tracks on the 97th re-release of "Sasha Fierce". And I'm not referring to the much hyped Lady GaGa remix of "Videophone" - even though that trash has grown on me to a ridiculous extent. I'm actually way more excited about having a proper studio version of "Poison". The Stargate produced track has been doing the rounds for a while now but I'm still crazy about it. Taking the piss out of Stargate's unprecedented ability to recycle beats is one of my favourite hobbies but this is exactly the kind of bouncy, synth drenched mid-tempo pop jam that made them so hot in the first place. Think Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight" crossed with Whitney's "A Song For You" and you get the idea. I crave Beyoncé's pure pop detours and this is one of her best. However, as much as I love the song, I kind of understand why it was left off the album. It's too upbeat for the ballad disc and a little too cute and breezy for Ms Fierce. Anyway, strike this up as the equal best bonus track of the "I Am" era alongside the stunning "Why Don't You Love Me".

8 comments:

John said...

I really like this, and concur with your assessment of Stargate's current place in the industry. It is as if Beyonce is unable to make a misstep at this point in time. Even her outtakes and extra tracks are solid.

tommie said...

I can't accept anyone that abuses children the way Beyoncé does! It's disgusting. Read all about it here:
http://hateonbey.blogspot.com/2009/11/beyonce-sings-to-15-yr-old.html

Mike said...

John speaks the truth.

Tommie, stop letting Solange use your computer!

tommie said...

Beyoncé has a true pizza face!

http://hateonbey.blogspot.com/2009/11/beyonce-has-pimples.html

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is a good singer, but she is not the best in the industry. She may be the best butt shaker. The industry have had her overrated for far to long. She is not all we have to offer. Nobody in the industry can sing to the tunes of Jennifer Hudson. Nobody in the industry has a voice better then hers hands down. A very pure, very clear soulful voice that is very easy on the ears. A voice all would be hard to hang with.

Mr. Will-W. said...

Damn you Mike!! You're tempting me to get this. I wasn't crazy about the CD/DVD set though to be honest! Doesn't do any justice to the real live show!

Mike said...

Finally someone with taste!

I agree about the CD/DVD not living up to the real live show but I love that she really changed things up. And it was a treat hearing songs like "Resentment" and "Satellites", which I haven't heard her perform live before.

The Prophet said...

More generic shit from the queen of payola and lies