- Audio CD (Nov. 22 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD, Audiobook
- Label: Universal Music Canada
- ASIN: B003WE9KNO
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Libra Scale CD, Audiobook
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|1. Champagne Life|
|2. Makin' A Movie|
|3. Know Your Name|
|5. Crazy Love feat. Fabolous|
|6. One In A Million|
|7. Genuine Only|
|8. Cause I Said So|
|9. Beautiful Monster|
|10. What Have I Done?|
2010 album from the R&B superstar. Libra Scale, is a monumental concept album that tells the story of the rise of R&B's first superhero squad, The Gentleman, a trio of garbage men who are granted all that they've ever wanted--special powers, money, fame, women-- after encountering a mysterious figure. The only catch? The men must use their powers to fight crime in their city and must never ever fall in love. Not a problem until Jerome (Ne-Yo) meets Pretty Sinclair, a vivacious, no-nonsense beauty. He quickly captures her heart. But all goes awry when after a night of passion, Pretty Sinclair contracts a strain of Jerome's superpowers and suffers an adverse reaction that effectively drives her crazy.
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I loved the lead single & video, CHAMPAGNE LIFE. It is such a joyous track and makes me want to get up and dance every time I hear it. He then quickly released BEAUTIFUL MONSTER & I hated the track so didn't quite know what to expect of the rest of the album. I was also a little troubled by Ne-Yo's comments after the album under-performed, I have a pet peeve about artists who don't stand behind their work - it makes me feel like I wasted my $$ supporting their effort.
I appreciate the comments from other posters regarding his desire to present this project as a movie so now those videos make sense. It's a shame that the label rushed him and nixed that idea because I think it could've worked - it's a concept that no one else is doing currently & the songs told a story & tied into one another but given the skittish nature of record labels these days it's unsurprising that any type of creativity is stifled while artists are pushed to create the same 'ol music as every other artist. I also wonder if he'd gotten other promotion - like a BET or MTV "making of" documentary that could've reached more people to explain the concept and also to alert people that the album was dropping.
I like this album a lot more than I did BECAUSE OF YOU. The lyrics are strong as is the music production. I love 7 out of the 10 songs so that's a great purchase in my book! Songs I keep on repeat:
CRAZY LOVE - it has a similar sound to Lauryn Hill's THE SWEETEST THING but Ne-Yo definitely made the song his own. The assist from Fabolous is terrific, his flow and lyrics perfectly match the song without overpowering it
KNOW YOUR NAME, ONE IN A MILLION & TELEKINESIS (a sexy slow jam)
WHAT HAVE I DONE & GENUINE ONLY - the production & vocal arrangements of each track is very Michael Jackson-esque to me. Not a bad thing given Ne-Yo's admiration for MJ
My ok tracks are CAUSE I SAID SO (an uptempo track that also reminds me of a MJ track) & MAKIN' A MOVIE (not a bad track it just didn't resonate with me the way the others did)
Finally the only track I dislike is BEAUTIFUL MONSTER.
As I've previously stated about other r&b artists who had disappointing sales last year - I hope that Ne-Yo doesn't jump onto a musical genre for his next album just because it's hot and abandons the audience that loves his work. This album is really good (imho) and just didn't get the promotion it deserved (like the rest of the r&b artists last year - unfortunately).
On his 4th album, Libra Scale, Ne-Yo continues to hone his craft into something worth enjoying and experiencing for many years. The album is groovy and smooth. At ten tracks deep, some may gripe about the length of the album but I find it to be a perfect pace and values the quality over quantity. I like it more when artists make a conscious effort to release an effort that is focused with an overall theme rather than try throw a bunch of songs on the album just because they've been recorded. Libra Scale is said to have a storyline but I don't really hear a clear story line throughout the album and if it's there I think it's really loose interpretation of the word story. Maybe this story is better told through videos.
There's a lot of "sexy" songs on this album including One In A Million, Crazy Love, Know Your Name, and the incredible Champagne Life. There are 8 great songs on this album as I don't really care for the number one single Beautiful Monster because I think it's wack. As many know from my other reviews, I'm not too fond of the whole obligatory European night club techno song that has invaded R&B and Soul artists' albums. Even though I do find the video to make the song better, I find the actual song unnecessary and forced. When a talent like Ne-Yo can create Champagne Life then he doesn't need Beautiful Monster. That right there is my opinion on the matter. Also Cause I Said So is not a great track either.
Ne-Yo's Libra Scale is an album that is definitely worth adding to the collection. It's well produced, written, and performed and the songs are highly enjoyable. A few missteps prevent this from being a classic but as it stands it's still an extremely good album. If you've liked Ne-Yo before then there should be no hesitation regarding this album. You won't be disappointed one bit. 4 Stars.
**The Deluxe Edition comes with a DVD, which features all 3 videos released so far and a 15 minute interview/BTS with Ne-Yo. It's nice to have, well done, and worth seeing at least once in my opinion but it's nothing essential. **