Album review: Beyoncé, 4

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Beyonc needs to take greater care when putting a committee in charge of her new album – she had more than 70 songs slated for inclusion, with only 12 making the cut.

And with the number of production and writing credits it's a wonder there was room for a dozen.

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End Of Time favours the pseudo military style drum beats that are so last year, but a collaboration with Andr 3000 fares better, and the Diane Warren ballad I Was Here is agreeably cheesy.

Download this: Rather Die Young, I Was Here

This article was first published in Scotland On Sunday, 26 June, 2011