Having finally got a hit in the form of “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)”, Ne-Yo’s fifth album R.E.D. hit stores on Halloween and here it is to stream online in its entirety.
With Ne-Yo’s presence and relevance in the pop world arguably being a shadow of its former self right over the past couple of his years and his last album “Libra Scale” not having the impact of previous releases, I have said before that this album really could be his last chance and if it flopped, could quite easily spell the end of his career as a solo artist. Luckily though, he’s stayed consistent as ever and stuck to what he does best for the vast majority of the album, which is mass appealing, quality R&B. It’s far from a masterpiece but is more than enough to retain his position as one of today’s elite songwriters and as still a major force in R&B in such an important time for the genre as it’s on the rise back to the strengths and heights it was Ne-Yo first stepped on the scene.
Check out the album below, complete with all existing music videos, with my personal highlights so far being “Lazy Love”, “Miss Right”, “She Is” and “Should Be You”.
01. Cracks In Mr. Perfect
02. Lazy Love
03. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
04. Miss Right
06. Don’t Make Em Like You (ft Wiz Khalifa)
07. Be the One
08. Stress Reliever
09. She Is (ft Tim McGraw)
10. Carry On (Her Letter To Him)
11. Forever Now
12. Shut Me Down
14. Should Be You (ft Fabolous & Diddy)
15. My Other Gun
16. Alone With You (Maddie’s Song)
17. Let’s Go (ft Calvin Harris)
18. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) (ft Beni)
19. Burning Up
What do you think?