Year of the Gentleman - Ne-Yo
1 CD(s) - Soul - Label: Def Jam, Mercury - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 18/06/2008, 15/09/2008 - 4988005517821, 602517749849
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Review of "Year of the Gentleman - Ne-Yo"
Not sure why people comment just to say 'not for me' or 'will give this a miss'. Hardly contributing to the review or helping out future readers looking to purchase the item.
Ne-yo made his name writing tracks for the biggest artists around, but the track that really got him his big deal was Let Me Love You that he wrote for Mario which became a mega hit. Soon after he was recording his debut album, and well the rest is history.My favourite R&B artist of the last ten years is easily Usher, as he just has it all, can dance, and has an awesome voice, but Ne-yo is definitely up there, and is one of my favourites. The Year of The Gentleman is his third and in some ways his most accomplished amble, however I still feel Ne-Yo has his really big album yet to come, which he hasnt achieved yet in any of these three albums.
There are many quality tracks on this album and to start with there is Closer which is a great track to kick of the album with. He has gone for a faster paced song than his usual stuff here. It is good, but he is yet to master this style of faster paced tracks, and there hopefully will come a point where he can bang out the big summer tunes just like the biggest artists in the game.The rest of the tunes are mainly ballads or just generally slow paced tunes which Ne-yo can nail with his eyes closed. My personal highlights include Mad, Miss Independent and Back To What You Know but their are really no weak tracks in this album.
The problem like I mentioned before that is their doesnt seem to be many stand out tracks, and since his debut that put him onto the scene with So Sick he has kind of stayed on the same plane. Apparantly he has a greatest hits album coming out soon, which should be interesting, as he has so many good tunes, it will be hard to choose the greatest to make up an album.
Product Information : Year of the Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Manufacturer's product description1 CD(s) - Soul - Label: Def Jam, Mercury - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 18/06/2008, 15/09/2008 - 4988005517821, 602517749849
EAN: 4988005517821, 602517749849
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