For the most part, Ms. Knowles does more reinventing than revisiting.
The best evidence of Ms. B's growth as an artist (and woman) is seen in the ballads and mid-tempo tracks.
While she oozes charisma and has a fine voice, Beyonce isn't in a class with the likes of Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey as a singer. [24 Jul 2003, p.86]
It's not so much that the most singularly talented and important soul singer of now has let us down, more she's tried too hard to please. [Sep 2003, p.105]