Though you couldn’t escape the big singles from this at the time – and I didn’t – it appears you could escape the album. I survived without hearing it in full right up until 2019. Beyonce is everywhere, or was until recently, and will be again no doubt. And the thing that launched her was Destiny’s Child – and though this is sophisticated pop on the R’n’B end of the scale I just couldn’t give a shit about it.
I’ve dropped a few Beyonce and Destiny’s Child songs in DJ sets when it’s been requested or right time/right place – but I basically have no feelings about this music.
It means nothing to me.
But I’ve now heard the album. I’m a survivor.