Ne-Yo - In My Own Words

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The latest artist labeled the "Future of R&B" is Ne-Yo, a young songwriter (Mario's "Baby Let Me Love You") whose debut album, In My Own Words, hit the top of the charts in its first week, fueled by irresistible single, "So Sick."  Unfortunately, the rest of the album disappointingly comes off like the one-dimensional diary of a horny 17 year old (I'm surprised he's not giggling as he sings).  There are a few genuinely good musical moments such as "Get Down Like That" and the fine ballad "Time," but mostly this sounds like a moderately talented young musician who really has nothing meaningful to say.  The Future of R&B?  Not yet.

by Chris Rizik

The latest artist labeled the "Future of R&B" is Ne-Yo, a young songwriter (Mario's "Baby Let Me Love You") whose debut album, In My Own Words, hit the top of the charts in its first week, fueled by irresistible single, "So Sick."  Unfortunately, the rest of the album disappointingly comes off like the one-dimensional diary of a horny 17 year old (I'm surprised he's not giggling as he sings).  There are a few genuinely good musical moments such as "Get Down Like That" and the fine ballad "Time," but mostly this sounds like a moderately talented young musician who really has nothing meaningful to say.  The Future of R&B?  Not yet.

by Chris Rizik

 
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