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  • Summary: The fourth album for the R&B singer features Fabolous, Lil Wayne, and Trey Songz as a guest artists.
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  1. Sexy, credible, committed, In Love And War works damn hard for the money, and stands as another thoroughly modern record from a lady embodying strangely old-skool virtues.
  2. Gifted with a sweetly aching voice, she also has a way with slowies that make them less sick-making than most R&B ballads.
  3. Amerie returns with In Love & War, an album that is much more creative than its title indicates while also playing out a bit like Because I Love It redux.
  4. With In Love & War, Amerie has adopted to trying times with spunk and style, grace and flair. And, yes, swag.
  5. In Love & War matches the brash energy of her biggest hit — though it's not for lack of trying, with many of these tunes shamelessly mimicking '1 Thibg.'
  6. In terms of personality and originality, Amerie's latest is on par with Solange's "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams." As with that slept-on record, War is deserving of greater commercial impact than it is likely to earn.
  7. On Amerie's fourth album, she excels at getting in your face without overdosing on divatude — not much excessive Beyoncé-size vocalizing here.

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  1. ChetT
    Nov 4, 2009
    10
    This album is amazing. It's cohesive, bold, and oh so true if you've ever been in a relationship. If you're looking for r&b fluff, than see Rihanna or Beyonce. If you want a true artist who writes and co-produces her own music and lives and breathes her art, pick up this great album! Expand
  2. AliciaT
    Nov 4, 2009
    10
    The album has such a great mix of different types of music: pop, rock, r&b, soul, funk and hip-hop. She's highly underrated in the industry and it is a shame that reviewers focus more on "1 Thing" than her newer material but the fact that she is able to make such exciting music that is personally written and co-produced by herself is a testament to her talent and overall love for music. Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2014
    10
    Ein sehr gutes Album, jedes einzelene Lied ist sehr gut, schade das sich das album nicht gut verkauft hat, ich mag den mix aus RnB, Funk, Soul und hip-hop, die lieder wurden auch gut produziert Expand
  4. BerC
    Nov 5, 2009
    10
    This album is the best thing that happened to the year 2009, musically. Amerie has improved and grown artistically. A must have listened for any R'n'B/Soul/HipHop fan. Expand
  5. DavidL
    Nov 5, 2009
    10
    I've always loved Amerie's work and this album is another wonderful addition to her arsenal. I definitely recommend it for those looking for great music Expand
  6. MatthewN
    Nov 6, 2009
    10
    The best R&B Album this year hands down. My only wish is that her label would have gave it real promotion.
  7. NikolaD
    Nov 5, 2009
    9
    If u like other Amerie albums, you're gonna love this one. It has everything, from funk, r'n'b, hip hop, pop.. Maybe not good as Becouse I Love It, but definitely deserves a high score. Expand

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