hasn't exactly been herself lately, rather, some sort of Russel Brand-esque inside joke on herself ("Run The World" is farcical at best, her fourth album is called 4
, and so on). But I say with an alarming lack of sarcasm, her latest offering, "Best Thing I Never Had" finds the singer back in the spot where she truly excels — taking a well written hook and wailing all over it. No one can deny the fierce pipes on Ms. Knowles, even those straight male writers afraid to use the word "fierce" when describing things. Also, is she still Ms. Knowles or is it Mrs. Z? Mrs. Carter? I don't know, just listen to the song.