The former Destiny’s Child front woman took the pain inflicted by an unfaithful partner and turned it into a gritty concept album that flows perfectly from start to finish. Beyoncé adeptly served up something that everyone can enjoy. Dancey Yonce fans? Check. Country Yonce fans? Check. Sassy Feminist Yonce fans? Check. She’s all here ready for you to drink down.
Best Tracks: “Formation,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Daddy Issues,” “Sandcastles”