Love vs Money - The-Dream
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  • Summary: The second album for the producer/singer was produced with Chrstopher "Tricky" Stewart and features guest appearances by Kanye West, Mariah Carey, and Lil Jon.
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  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. Love vs. Money exists, much like its creator, [is] stuck somewhere between timely and timeless, kind of like a dream, the infectious, can’t-get-out-of-your-head variety.
  3. There isn't a weak song on Money; most of them are unforgettable.
  4. 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.
  5. Instead of begging to be repeated, the rest of the album's songs are best savored as a whole--a weird assessment of an R&B album, which usually sink or swim on their ability to capture you right away.
  6. Terius "The Dream" Nash is the song-writer behind Rihanna's Umbrella and other more intriguing than average R&B hits. His second album continues the theme, with assistance from Kanye West.
  7. That alpha-jerk machismo is mitigated somewhat by the intoxicating future-soul sonics on songs like 'Right Side of My Brain.' But The-Dream's vision of romance mostly plays like a nightmare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Bandeed
    Mar 12, 2009
    10
    I was also really surprised with this effort from The-Dream. When his first single hit the airwaves I was not a fan. And I didn't like his first album, but I heard "Sweat it Out" and "Walking on the Moon" weeks ago and wanted to check out this disc. This is the most cohesive, focused R&B disc, conceptually, since Confessions, but The-Dream delivers a much stronger disc than Usher did. The album isn't studded with hits, instead, it moves in wonderfully varied, rapid-fire, hook-driven arcs. The album's singles, at times simply serviceable but often splendid, come bundled in together at the beginning of the set, then Dream moves on to move complex, though equally pleasant territory in the album's core. The "Take You Home 2 My Mama/Love Vs Money/Love Vs Money Part 2" suite is one of 2009's top musical accomplishments thus far; I'll definitely have The-Dream on my radar from this point on. Collapse
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    WOW Great music seriously brilliant masterpiece The-Dream never ever disappoints its a must BUY all his albums are good never released a bad album ever Expand
  3. Kelly
    Mar 14, 2009
    10
    This has to be the greastest album I'v heard in a long time. He has captivated me. I could not only hear, but also feel the hurt from the songs like love vs mone parts 1&2 fancy and Right Side of Your Brain. I am completely subdued by Mr.Yeah. This cd has grammys written all over it. Expand
  4. JayT
    Mar 21, 2009
    10
    he did his thing on shit I LOVE THIS CD i play it from start to finish at least 3 times a day RADIO KILLLLAAAAAA!!!!
  5. PatchM
    Apr 29, 2009
    10
    The-Dream's best album.
  6. MaxV
    Apr 12, 2009
    9
    Phenomenal album, must admit i'm usually not the one to write a review, but i have since, this album is a must for r&b lovers both new and old.
  7. 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. Expand

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