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  • Summary: The fourth release for the R&B singer features guest appearances by Nicki Minaj and Drake.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Dec 13, 2010
    80
    It might sound like a cavalcade of cliches on paper, but with punchy couplets and shimmering production, Trey Songz here furthers his reputation an artist head and shoulders above many a lover-man peer.
  2. The album's back half doesn't boast an outlandish moment like "I Invented Sex," either, but it is the strongest, most varied side of a Trey Songz album, just about flawless. It smoothly shifts through several moods.
  3. Dec 13, 2010
    80
    These missteps ultimately don't really matter at all or change the fact that Passion, Pain & Pleasure is this year's finest release by a major-label male R&B artist.
  4. Songz's speedy delivery splits the difference between rapping and crooning; like Rihanna, he lacks an especially charismatic voice but often uses that trait to his favor.
  5. Notwithstanding a brassy, helium-voiced cameo from Nicki Minaj on the catchy, booze-celebrating "Bottoms Up." Otherwise it's just steady mackin' over dull, airbrushed slow-jams.
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  1. Sep 2, 2011
    7
    The album is goo but it fails to do what "Ready" did and that is touch "Pain, Pleasure and Passion". This album and "Ready" should switch names. But this album does have some good songs that will touch people. "Made to be together" & "Please return my call" are my favorites. Expand