• Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2008
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. SherilleW.
    Apr 9, 2008
    9
    Raheem's album is a breath of fresh air. It is a tribute to the timeless artists that have come before him while simultaneously offering something completely original and soothing. It is as if he provides the fix that us music junkies have been longing for. Hand's down... Raheem is the sh*t!
  2. JaredC.
    Mar 27, 2008
    3
    Raheem DeVaughn's Love Behind The Melody certainly begins wonderful, then goes downhill after the second song and just is dull and awfully beated music to listen to. I have a good taste in music, and this one has no taste. All it does good is that the message Raheem delivers in each song is outragous and enormously brilliant. It sounded like he put a lot of thought into each dull Raheem DeVaughn's Love Behind The Melody certainly begins wonderful, then goes downhill after the second song and just is dull and awfully beated music to listen to. I have a good taste in music, and this one has no taste. All it does good is that the message Raheem delivers in each song is outragous and enormously brilliant. It sounded like he put a lot of thought into each dull boring song he wrote. It was well worded, but needed more paint to fill in the blank spots. And trust me, this album could've used a hell of a lot more paint to fill in a lot of those obvious blank spots. Expand
  3. JoyceC.
    Mar 27, 2008
    7
    I recommend it. It's not the best album around but it sure has a fine melody with some good messages.
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Had he been born a few decades earlier, he could have been a major pop sales force. For now, he'll have to settle for making music that transcends today's commercial rules.
  2. This is a significant improvement over "The Love Experience" in every respect--somehow displaying an increase in both modesty and ambition, as well as offering a more refined yet bolder set of material.
  3. DeVaughan simultaneously sounds like every soul singer who has raised bumps on your arms and none of them at all, which is to say he's an artist no matter what banner he flies.