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Clever, beautiful and sonically witty: Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter album reviewed

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

Grade: A+

Carter is a useful surname to have if you’re making a country album. So it is with Beyoncé: she married into the name when she got hitched to Jay-Z, but he is from New York, not Poor Valley, VA. Helps if you’re from Texas too – just to convince folks that this bit of genre-hopping is rooted in authenticity.

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