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Confessions

March 22, 2004 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 22, 2004
  • Release Date: March 22, 2004
  • Label: LaFace Records
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  • Total Length: 1:18:20
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  • ASIN: B001BKLPDO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (801 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Whatever I Want - i like this song. it just makes you want to dance.
Brantley Hathcock
He had all those good songs like (Yeah, Burn, and Confessions pt.2) So when I heard that he was going to re-release the album I was all up for it.
K. Thompson
This is one of the more upbeat songs that Usher actually sounds pretty good on however I don't like all the "gangsta" slang he uses.
firefairyangel

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172 of 196 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on November 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm 100% for reissuing and re-releasing albums. They're a great way to introduce a time-tested classic to a younger, uninitiated audience, and most record labels often remaster the original recording for a fuller and superior sound. Reissuing an album is acceptable for a 40 year old album, a 30 year old album, a 20 year old album, or even a 10 year old album. But to reissue a CD roughly seven months after its original release date smacks of naked corporate greed. For Arista (the parent company of LaFace Records), it's not enough that Usher's "Confessions" shot to Number One, went multiplatinum, and spawned back-to-back hits. In a transparent attempt to double-dip into the pockets of consumers, they take Usher's album (which, by the way, is a good record on its own merits), repackage it with new photos (for those who savor the sight of Usher's torso), and slap on 4 tracks that include the recent hit "My Boo" (with Alicia Keys). So, the question begs, are these 4 songs strong enough to make a wise consumer buy the same album twice? No. "My Boo" is a pretty decent single, but "Red Light" and "Seduction" have "filler" written all over them. The "remix" of "Confessions" is virtually identical to the original; the main difference is that it features Shyne, Kanye West and Twista on the mike. Why couldn't Arista release these 4 songs as a separate EP? Why add these tracks onto previously released material and add a few "new" glossy color photos? Because Arista wants to milk its cash cow for what its worth, and it will stoop low enough to entice people to buy the same album twice. If you have no version of "Confessions," then I suppose you could get this one. But those who have the March 2004 edition have absolutely no reason to get this poor excuse of a "special edition" CD.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By R. COGHILL on October 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don't have anything against the music, what I do take issue with is an artist releasing a CD then all of a sudden a few months later releasing the same CD with new tracks!!! Why not give the people what they want the first time instead of sticking them up and having them buy the CD twice!!! Both Usher and Arista should feel heavy duty shame by their greedy moneygrabbing ways!!!
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80 of 102 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on March 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Confessions," the fifth long-player from ATL's Usher Raymond, is more than a new album. It's also a mature step forward and an exercise in self-examination. Here, Usher unloads some serious baggage, ranging from infidelity (the title track and "Truth Hurts"), materialism ("Simple Things"), unwanted pregnancy (the title track again), and failed relationships, particularly his breakup with TLC's Chili. But that's not to say "Confessions" is all drama and no fun. The album is neatly divided between uptempo jams and smooth ballads, and Usher doesn't disappoint on either front. At first listen, I wasn't a huge fan of the kickoff single "Yeah!" (featuring Ludacris and Lil' Jon), but over time, this catchy hip hop-flavored number caught onto me very quickly. Other decent cuts are "Superstar," the Jam & Lewis-produced "That's What It's Made For," and the downtempo groove of the killer closer, "Follow Me." Well produced and with minimal filler (I could have done without the messy "Do it To Me"), "Confessions" lives up to its title thanks to its honest lyrics and its tight production. Grade: B.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As R and B singer Usher's latest CD Confessions (the limited addition) gets higher ratings, more and more fans crowd the nearest music stores to buy a copy. Once you get a taste of his music from the radio, you will not be able to resist the temptation of buying his CD.

The first song Usher released off his CD was "Yeah" featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. It was a hit. It's great beat,just like many other songs on his CD, gives you a vibe which makes you want to dance. Not only did "Yeah" get a good review but so did his duet with Alicea Keys "My Boo" which was #1 on BET for about two and a half weeks.Other videos made by Usher based on the songs off of this CD were "Burn", "Confessions Pt.1 and 2" and "Caught Up".

Most of Ushers songs are based on a bad breakup. He was interviewed and asked if those songs were based on the breakup between him and TLC member Chilly.Usher stated that it was all a rumor.

Usher is a very inspiring artist.With quotes such as "Learn from the mistakes of others you can't make them all" and "Anger is only one letter short of danger." Anyone feeling depressed will get lifted up again. So if you follow Usher's advice take my advice too and trust me when I tell you buy this CD as soon as possible. Usher's CD Confessions is a hit no one can resist.
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89 of 117 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on October 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I agree w/ another reviewer. I am an Usher fan especially since he's down w/ my boy Michael Jackson. The problem is I bought the first release of this album and now he re-released it w/ 4 extra songs? Thanks a lot Usher, way to screw your loyal fans! My opinion of him has changed because of this move. I'm not gonna waste more money on your updated Confessions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anjanette Ablis on August 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Usher, along with the garbage that is constantly played on MTV, especially TRL, is the reason why I don't listen to radio anymore and stopped watching MTV. I liked Usher when he first started out, and I liked his last 2 albums, but this one is pure garbage. Just a side note, I've been reading other reviews mentioning My Way and 8701, but people seem to forget his very first album, which is a self-titled album that was released back in 1994. I loved "Think of You" from that album, and when I think about that song and compare it to his stuff now, I really miss the old Usher days. I listened to Confessions in my friend's car and just skipped tracks. It's so awful that I even refused to download the album and waste computer space. I'm not hating, I DO have to give my props for huge sales of this album and it's great that he's at the peak of his success, but once you're at your peak, you can only go down and that will be inevitable for Usher.
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