I was never a fan of Beyonce Knowles. So while the world raves about her new album and how amazing it is I’m sat here wondering how she can get away with such crap.
My conclusion is she’s reached a critical mass in her fame. She is at a point where her fans have so much invested in liking her that they automatically assume her work has to be liked. Outside of her fan base this devotion trips our herd mentality which then feeds in on itself. The result is an escalation of adoration that goes far beyond what the music is actually worth.
Unfortunately this feedback loop means more of our time, energy and money is devoted to Beyonce Worship and not to the plethora of musicians with equal and superior talent struggling to break through.
Which is a shame.