Year Of The Gentleman

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. So, even if the album eventually succumbs to Mariah Carey LP-balladitis, and even if it never quite soars like Justified (which had the benefit of that inner conflict between sensitivity and pussy-hounding that Ne-Yo couldn't fake if he tried), Gentlemen's complete lack of irony or humor makes for an ironically surprising listen.
  2. With his latest, Ne-Yo's winning groove devolves into a rut, and his quiet storm gets awfully sleepy

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 7, 2016
    10
    Another masterpiece from Ne-Yo, this album is simply amazing, one of the greaest R&B records ever made. The best songs are "Closer", aAnother masterpiece from Ne-Yo, this album is simply amazing, one of the greaest R&B records ever made. The best songs are "Closer", a dance/R&B track that it's lyrically a masterpiece, it's incredible how Ne-Yo in this song talks about sex, being totally a really gentleman, "Nobody", a song that have an incredible Michael Jackson vibe, reminds me of "Blood is on the Dance floor" by MJ, "Single", a pop/R&B track really sweet and beautiful, "Mad", a melodic R&B ballad, "Miss Independent", a good fresh track, "She Got Her Own", a song where Jamie Foxx give a beautiful demonstration of his talent. This album hasn't bad songs, it's an incredible album, congratulations Ne-Yo Full Review »
  2. ec
    Sep 17, 2008
    5
    (83+80+80+80)/4=84? Oh yeah, and Ne Yo annoys the hell out of me.
  3. ShaniqueP.
    Oct 7, 2008
    9
    The cd is hot.