Discussion in 'The R&B Haven' started by 3ternal, Mar 1, 2009.
For real man.
G.O.A.T. of our time.
Yeah, that songs fire. if he didnt sing over Timbos new techno sounding production I would like him so much more. I also hate when he sings falsetto for a whole song.
that G.O.A.T. talk is silly though
IMO from the late 90's on there hasn't been a better entertainer.
Usher and R. Kelly are terribly overrated. Both are God awful writers. As far as I'm aware R. Kelly can't/doesn't dance. I've never seen Usher on a piano or really any instrument.
The only one giving him a serious run IMO is Ne-Yo.
JT also does a good job in a wider array of styles.
IMO, Confessions is better than anything JT has ever been a part of
So is TP-2 and Chocolate Factory
and I can really careless about dancing. people always bring that up when comparing artists.
He's releasing a new album this year..
I honestly think he should release a Country album, that's just me though.
JT > The-Dream > anyone else.
You know, I usually agree with your musical tastes..
TP-2 doesn't even come close to Justified
And Chocolate Factory being better than Futuresex/Lovesounds is... insane.
Word man R. Kelly's been garbage forever.
"Stick my key in your ignition" [funny]
That literally one of the lamest analogies ever. His "style" [funny] of singing while talking or talking while singing or whatever is wack as fuck. It's like a shit stain on the underwear that is R&B. Almost as bad is that new dude talking about piss stains on the wall [funny]
Usher? Meh. I mean I liked the guy at first but I feel like his shit has been steadily tanking ever since.
I feel like both of them TRY hard to be some creative groundbreaking type artists and fail miserably. Their shit just flat out annoys me.
Future Sex, TBH I like it but not that much. At first I hated Sexy Back, but it along with a majority of the album grew on me. But Justified was a monster album.
Aside from JT, IMO Ne-Yo has also been shitting on those clowns.
You lost bro.
Ne-Yo is a FANTASTIC songwriter. I still remember when So Sick dropped I just couldn't get over how good that song was. Same with Sexy Love amongst others.
I believe he also wrote Take A Bow which was another HOT song.
I keep reading/hearing about Ne-Yo being a great songwriter, but his lyrics seem to be a lot of the same recycled stuff on everything I've heard of his (which, admittedly isn't that much, as I never bothered to listen to his albums). Can someone point me to a specific example of a song he's written that blew you away lyrically? Or even a verse, a chorus, anything.
As for JT, I really enjoyed Justified, but the sophomore effort was lacking outside of SexyBack. He said he was gonna do a blues/southern rock album when he first announced he was going solo, but I think it got put on the back-burner when John Mayer put out his blues trio album (which was also good). I still think that could be a good idea, but I don't know about a "Soul" album, though.
It can be a help when it comes to working a crowd/entertaining. Mike wouldn't have been MIKE if he couldn't do all those spins and Moonwalking and all that stuff.
as far as R. Kelly goes, i dont know any R&B fans that don't like TP-2. And Ignition is corny, but that album also had songs like Step In The Name OF Love, Forever and Dreamgirl. I dont care for much from him after that album though.
And i dont like Usher's last albumm but its better than JT's last imo. Can't really compare the two though, cuz JT's was a pop album
See Van Hunt's Highlights for a MUCH better treatment of similar material, heck, Leona Lewis had a song by the same name on her album that I'd put up against it.
id rather listen 2 robin thicke over jt
and i agree with ne yo
best song right here
THAT song is actually pretty good.
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