Composer Nico Muhly works well beyond the confines of classical music, collaborating with everyone from Diplo to Bjork. The breadth of his musical taste is as strong as his skills in creating it, and from his recent review of Beyoncé’s new album, writing about it as well. While in rural Iceland, he was awoken in the night to join hundreds of thousands online in downloading her self-titled album. The resulting review is a hysterical, wise and refreshingly honest approach. Except for her repeat “lack of real string instruments,” read on to find out why she resonates with him so much and really is the queen of pop.