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All Songs +1: The Season Of Surprise Albums, From Beyoncé To James Blake

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Beyoncé's new visual album, Lemonade, is out now. TIDAL hide caption

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Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval

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Beyonce's 'Formation' Is A Visual Anthem

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Zandria F. Robinson reads from her piece on New South Negress

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