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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
    90
    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