Special edition: Ne-Yo - Listen

Ne-Yo - Listen
Ne-Yo put out an albums worth of material right after he released his third studio album Year of the gentleman. Either a bad move or a good one. Bad: because a bulk of the unreleased songs shit on those that made his third studio album. Good: because it means more good songs for fans to listen to. I decided to knock up a special edition containing Ne-Yo's unreleased songs and have titled it Listen. It features a great collection of songs which Ne-Yo was crazy to leave off of his album, not snag for himself and was too fast enough to record after his album had released. A fair few of the songs are demo's, some of which are female specific. So this is why Ne-Yo is singing form the perspective of a woman on a couple of the songs. No scandals about Ne-Yo coming out of the closet through his unreleased music I'm afraid!

Be sure to give this a listen. I actually think this is better than his last 2 albums. It channels more of the Ne-Yo I liked and went crazy for when he dropped his amazing debut In my own words. If Ne-Yo had put some of these unreleased songs amongst the best of those from Year of the gentleman, he could've had one of the hottest R&B albums of 2008.

4 comments:

  1. Definitely appreciate the bunch of joints, but you are definitely missing the awesome track that is 'If You Want Me To Stay'. I don't know why it was left of YOTG, but it's a great track.

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  2. Wow, this compilation was filled with ballads! Didn't expect that, but definitely worth listening to. Ne-Yo's so versatile.

    I've heard all these songs, but never would have imagined putting them together like this. Nice job, J!

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  3. It's kinda missing something, like Somebody Else, but also, some of the songs are meant for women, so even if he's singing it, it still sounds weird.

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