Love vs Money

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48

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  1. ClifC
    Apr 5, 2009
    4
    Well... If I were mean I would give this album a 2 or 3 just for the pleasure to see this album getting a lower average. Were critics paid to give such grades and reviews? Overproduced work. And Rolling Stone is f*c**d up, how on earth there's no bad songs in this album? Best track(s): Walkin' on the Moon.
  2. PabloL
    Mar 19, 2009
    6
    Obviously Entertainment Weekly was the only smart review.
  3. TimW.
    May 27, 2009
    5
    Wow, we have another mediocre and bland addition to the R&B scene. There's nothing original here. Step 1: Take some heavy synth-based backbeats. Step 2: Add some cliché lyrical concepts. Step 3: Throw in some vocals that have been run through all sorts of ridiculous production tricks. Step 4: Add some cameos by pop musicians we've heard way too much in the past decade. Wow, we have another mediocre and bland addition to the R&B scene. There's nothing original here. Step 1: Take some heavy synth-based backbeats. Step 2: Add some cliché lyrical concepts. Step 3: Throw in some vocals that have been run through all sorts of ridiculous production tricks. Step 4: Add some cameos by pop musicians we've heard way too much in the past decade. Step 5: Release album. These songs aren't particularly catchy or memorable. I'm disappointed. Expand
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Ultimately, Love vs Money is Love/Hate's equal, stuffed with hooks, ceaselessly absorptive productions, and clever and often funny wordplay.
  2. The-Dream has definitely bypassed the sophomore slump with "Love Vs. Money." The songwriter-cum-singer pushes the envelope production-wise (incorporating more of his Prince influences, among others) as well as lyrically.
  3. Unlike his spotty debut, this is a seamless, brilliantly produced affair featuring his unmatched contemporary pop technique and songwriting craftsmanship.