Thanks to Bey, Tidal's finally making waves.

Words by

Luke Forester

Tidal, you've finally won me over.

After months of bagging the streaming service, Beyoncé just had to drop one of the albums of year and stream it exclusively through Tidal.

Lemonade is the definition of a modern pop album. Within hours, it had created its own online mythology, memes and almost universal acclaim.

At the same time, Lemonade pushes pop into smarter, deeper territory with its broad range of production styles and musical references.

This isn't even mentioning the visual side of the album – a mini movie that charts a (speculated) unravelling marriage and reunion.

It's a beautiful piece of work and deserves recognition. Tidal has finally made some waves.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal issue 157. You can read the full issue here.

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It’s the fun, jaunty-pop we’ve come to know Arcade Fire for.
Looks like this New Orleans band has finally hit its stride.
A fat bunch of hits does not an album make.
An all-out glam rock album.
Is it wrong to want more?
A debut album four years in the making.
Frankly, not their best work.
A voice for the angry.
The little electro band that could.
This is the classic Garbage sound I grew up with.
You've made us proud.
Lacking M83's usual energy and creative spark.
Strangely underwhelming.
Could've used a little more soul.
The future of pop music.
Much like his twitter account, it's a bit of a mess.
Clearly a very personal album for frontman, Kele.
That Rihanna reign just don't let up.
There's still nobody out there with a voice like this.
The most bootylicious superhero there ever was.
In the wake of their reunion, we pay tribute to Destiny’s child.
Our favourite fashion friendships of all time.
Our girl-crush just got a lot more intense.
'Tis the season for a touch of daggy.
Because we all want world peace.
Everyone the world over just amped up their squat regime.