Because Of You

May 29, 2007 | Format: MP3

$0.99
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  • Label: Def Jam
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  • Total Length: 3:44
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  • ASIN: B000W1UFDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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Recommend this release to long-time fans and newcomers alike, feel good music.
Done
With a little more creativity and more time put into this album and it could've been very good, but for now it just seems like an okay effort at best.
Person
I had high hopes for the song with him and Jennifer Hudson but that is even a snooze fest.
Josh

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Davidson on May 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I am a Ne-Yo fan. Though I wouldn't argue that he is the most original artist out there, I will say that his songwriting is what sets him apart from any other R&B artist. With the mind-numbing "music" that is out there today, it's refreshing to remember that a song is not just about a hot beat but the actual lyrics.

With that said this album is overall disappointing. The single "Because of You" is a banger but when I initially heard it, I felt that it was a remix of some of his previous tracks. Jay-Z's rap on "Crazy" is completely gratuitous and does nothing but detract from an already mediocre song. The placement of the tracks is also peculiar as someone else pointed out as some of the best songs are placed in the middle or towards the end. (Note: A solid album doesn't really need to concentrate on placement b/c each track is so outstanding.) On the "Sex with My Ex" he is clearly channeling Prince (his idol) and on "Angel" he sounds like Michael Jackson (his other idol). Despite his blatant unoriginality, I still think the songs are good though I wouldn't arue with someone if they thought they were garbage.

The standout tracks are definitely "Leaving Tonight" with Jennifer Hudson, "Say It" which is my favorite song, and "Go On". Though I must say that "Go On" production sounds far too similar to Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" which we all know Ne-Yo wrote.

Overall, it's worth the $9.99, he'll most likely go platinum many times over, and as another writer mentioned, I hope he really brings it on his third album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dezire on May 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ne-Yo coming back with his sophomore album "Because of You" in my opinion was a rushed album. If he would've took more time with the album, it would've probably came out stellar just like his debut. The album isn't terrible, but you do hear a lot of Prince-influenced vocals on "Addicted" and another track and that was disappointed because we all know that Ne-yo is original and some of that was missing from the album. The album was consistent enough with good tracks, you have to skip around to find them but he'll still pull in his numbers. 3 1/2 Stars...

Standout tracks: "Because of You", "Do You","Leaving Tonight feat. J-Hud, "Work It Out"
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Josephll on May 1, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ne-Yo (Shaffer Snith) has been writing songs for other artists since his teens but it wasn't til last year that he finally got some recognition for his work and the chance to record his own album and go from a songwriter in the backround to a singer in the spotlight. Ne-Yo's debut album "In My Own Words" was brilliant, and also one of the best R&B albums of last year. The single "So Sick" also turned out to be a success, topping both the Billboard and Uk charts, but also "Sexy Love" was a top 10 hit. Ne-Yo also wrote the Mario's superhit "Let Me Love You, Rihanna's "Unfaithful" Paula De Anda's "Walk Away", Mario Vasquez "Gallery" and Beyonce's massive #1 hit "Irreplaceable" and rumours say that he's curently working on material for Michael Jackson's new album. Needless to say, Ne-Yo is one of the most talented songwriters around and has proved that he's more then competent as an recording artist on his own. The expectations for his sopmore album are sky high, as good as his debut was, we know he can make an masterpiece, so the question is, how good is it?

Sophmore album is titled "Because of You" and is dedicated to his fans (Myself included I suppose), regardless of alot of rumours there aren't many guest artists included here, Only Jay-Z who briefly introduce one song and then a duet with Jennifer Hudson, but other then that Ne-Yo handles all the singing himself. Just like his debut, Norwegian duo Stargate produce most of the music while Ne-Yo writes his own lyrics ofcourse. Why change something that ain't broken?. Not too surpringing either the main themes here are, love, relationships, cheating, ex-girlfriends and late night hookups and as always the lyrics are magnificently written and alters the album to a very high level.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Enriq Ougo on May 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I loved Ne-Yo's first album in fact I agree with users who say it was the R&B album of the year. But now that NeYo has become a household name and put on a level of lyrically savante, I guess the expectations have risen. The second album is no where near as repeat worthy as the first so far for me. Yes it has safe classic R&B rehash of Micheal Jackson like beats but excitement wise its lacking. "Because of you" is catchy and will play in your head over and over and even the Jennifer Hudson duet is likely to be in the rotation of quiet storm radio djs, but the entire feel of the album is not memorable- and only works with a late night groove session after a few drinks and someone else to pay attention to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Y. doctor on May 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I think we all can agree Ne-Yo is a great writer, but that isn't enough. I felt all some of the tracks needed a super producer, to bring the lyrics to light. I felted kind of bored with the music, it was like okay, you are talking about some good stuff here, but the music is making me bored.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darone L. Bowers on May 2, 2007
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I am a fan of Ne-Yo because of the consistency of his ladt album. I mean, I named it R&B album of the year! However, whatever the reason, that focus is not there with this album. He has a few singles to make his way to Double Platinum again, but this being a "album" is disappointing. That's saying a lot from me who really connected to his last album. Production is the main plague to this record. I hate to admit it, but sales wise you will prosper. Content wise, you better come very good on the third album. If not you will be in the Omarion/Cris brown vein of mediocre hype.
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