Love King - The-Dream
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  • Summary: Terius "The Dream" Nash has crafted countless hit songs, including Rihanna's "Umbrella," and returns with his third solo album of hip-hop hits.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
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  1. On this final installment of his love triptych, he once again takes the genre in bold new directions and improves on classic sounds.
  2. With Love King, it no longer feels as if he's splitting the difference between his pop star ambition and a large cult of admirers.
  3. Love King is, quite simply, a fantastic album, and perhaps the only mainstream R&B album worth purchasing all year.
  4. Dec 10, 2010
    80
    Love King doesn't win points for subtlety but, as an example of a producer at the top of his game, it's second to none.
  5. Third albums often represent the moment where an artist's sound either gels or falls apart. With Love King, The-Dream has narrowly skirted an artistic rut by staunchly holding his ground. But he can't keep making the exact same album for much longer.
  6. Regardless of whether Love King proves the smash he clearly hopes it will be, Nash will, undoubtedly, continue to churn out melody after melody.
  7. Not exactly eccentric, but finely crafted and intoxicating.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    Album is top class rnb only the dream can pull off this is the dream's best album by far flawless album dope lyrics ears for beats on point that flawless RNB the transitions are godly Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2010
    10
    With unforgettable lyrics and an amazing production and beats, Love King is The-Dream's best sounding album yet and probably the best rap album I've heard this year alongside Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Keep'em comin'. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2010
    9
    This Album is banging not the best and not his best but its full of intoxicating melodies and it plays like a storyline, music with meaning and every song explains the topic or theme which is "Love King" whether its sex or love balancing with a hint of heartbreak its a cant miss album for dream fans Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2010
    8
    I don't understand why The-Dream isn't as popular as Lady Gaga. He is essentially her male equivalent, in the sense that they are both revolutionary pop stars, dripping with sexual culture and American materialism. Whether that's good or bad is irrelevant. What is relevant is sweeping this album is, how well it represents this aspect of our culture, and how The-Dream creates incredible song after another. It's not the flawless work of pop that Love vs. Money was; however, I found it to be great continuation of his legacy. Expand