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  • Summary: Among the producers and guest vocalists appearing on Usher's fourth album are Ludacris, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, The Neptunes, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    Needless to say, the time is right for the phrase "just another" to be banned from use when discussing him.
  2. It finds [Usher] deftly segueing from loverboy to loverman, embracing harder-hitting sounds and subject matter without sacrificing his soulful sugar. [26 Mar 2004, p.72]
  3. Confessions is a top-of-the-line pop-soul showcase that... manages to be commercially savvy without coming off as too desperate.
  4. Like lots of recent R & B albums, this one is heavily front-loaded. Usher's voice never fails him (there are a few falsetto runs that seem intended to put Mr. Timberlake in his place), but near the end, the songwriting does. [28 Mar 2004]
  5. His pipes are in tip-top shape, sure, but hearing this stuff is sometimes more embarrassing than reading your little sister's diary.
  6. With lead single "Yeah!" being a genuine cyber funk masterpiece, and a lot of other perfectly respectable tunes backing it up, "Confessions" isn’t hard to like. But with the overall impression being of nice Usher making another nice album, it’s impossible to get excited about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. AmandaO
    Mar 27, 2004
    Its great I love it!!!
  2. usherismaddhott
    Jun 4, 2004
    OMG i luv this cd! it shows how sweet and sensative usher can be. it also shows that he has a playa side to him to but that makes him hott!! any girl would agree that he's hott. ain't i right?! this cd is the best usher cd so far! Expand
  3. torik
    May 2, 2004
    This is got to be ushers best cd.It is basically a problem alot of people are going through right now they are torn my self included but i with usher you gotta let it burn. Collapse
  4. ElleV
    Sep 29, 2005
    He's sooooooooooooooo hot!!!
  5. ErikaJ
    Apr 4, 2004
    Usher outdid himself on this album. He opened up and let his confessions out. It takes a lot of guts to do that and Usher did it. I give it to him. Nobody else in the game is doing it, so it's great to finally hear "real" music. Thanks for being real with us Usher. Hands down, this album is hott. Expand
  6. MP
    Apr 15, 2004
    One of the best R&B albums in years. Solidly laid tracks....his best effort yet.
  7. Jay
    Apr 3, 2004
    Usher has always been good at uptempo material but this album is packed with soul-less attempts at being soulful. Usher should stay away from trying to do the slow jams and leave those to the real R&B cats out there (R. Kelly etc.). Usher is better at the the Justin Timberlake type material because his first attempt at proper soul music has him out of his depth Expand

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