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Beyoncé: Beyoncé

Mike Diver, Clash, 9 January 2014

THE POP ALBUM'S taken a beating by technology. It used to be that progression in the field enabled the furthering of music, facilitated creative evolution – but today's digital culture has dissected the catalogues of pop's greatest into compressed files, into bite-size samples. Ashes riding the westerlies, scattered shorn of the past's sleeves-and-credits context.

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