Versus - Usher
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  • Summary: The Grammy Award-winning R&B recording artist and actor returns with another album full of confessional slow jams and club bangers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Versus, Usher's 
nine-track companion to this year's Raymond v Raymond, finds the soul star no less randy than when we left him.
  2. Comprising eight new songs plus There Goes My Baby, the new set alternately bumps and throbs as a reinvigorated Usher further paves his comeback path.
  3. With its compact running time "Versus'' is in some ways better than the album that spawned it.
  4. Freshly single, Usher does everything but buy a waterbed, an Italian sports car and announce, "Mothers, lock up your daughters."
  5. For the most part, Versus falls in line with its parent release's mix of detached hedonism and pleading heartache.
  6. Of course, the only people I could imagine getting any pleasure whatsoever from Versus's wretched collection of failed club-sex jams are those with enough bad taste to buy Raymond v. Raymond three or four times over.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 28, 2010
    10
    djprinvale is right...this album is just like classics like 8701 and Here I Stand..Raymond v. Raymond was far better than this but is a side dish to what the last album was Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2010
    7
    This album screams classic Usher. A few popular club bangers mixed with a handful of R&B tracks. I like that mix and can appreciate what he is trying to do. I think long time Usher fans will like it but it's way to short. 9 tracks (37 minutes total) means this should have been released as an EP or included a few remixes of the official singles at the end to make up for the lack of tracks. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2010
    6
    I like it, think the album is worthy , because of the songs : hottie toddie (very good), There goes my baby ( very good , a king of song you dont get bored ) and my favorite "Lay you Down", classic R&B, FIVE STARS. Expand