Libra Scale [+Digital Booklet]

November 22, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Also available in CD Format
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Digital Booklet: Libra Scale


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  • Label: Def Jam Records
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  • Total Length: 41:25
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  • ASIN: B004BS87XE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,258 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

If you are a fan of Ne-Yo you will like this album.
James King
I really like Ne-Yo... his music style is so cool... some of his songs remind me of Michael Jackson's-- singing!!
L. Huffman
I only had to skip one song but that's it, so that's pretty good in my book!
J.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Nse Ette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD
"Libra Scale" apparently narrates different chapters in the lives of three black superheroes inspired by Ne-Yo's love of comics and sci-fi. Put all that aside and what we have is an album that is an improvement on his last "Year Of The Gentleman".

Opening is the uptempo R&B dance song "Champagne Life" with echoes of Michael Jackson. Shades of Jackson show up again in the finger-snap driven ballad "Know Your Name" and the upbeat "Cause I Said So". "Crazy Love" features Fabolous, and with its languid feel and quivering guitars has echoes of Lauryn Hill.

Other standouts are the midtempo "Makin' A Movie" and "One In A Million", the StarGate-produced swirling trancey Dance number "Beautiful Monster" (a UK no.1 hit) with lovely layered harmonies (reminiscent of Rihanna's "Russian Roulette which he co-wrote), and the beautiful falsetto-sung ballad "What Have I Done?" (think "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson. There really isn't a bad track here, and Ne-Yo's singing has acquired more depth and passion than was present in his other albums.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C.J. Williams on November 22, 2010
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Ne-Yo is a pure gentleman with this album and I love it! You definitely have to have an appreciation for this talented young man to come out with an album where you can tell he puts his all into each song. It would've been awesome if there was a download of videos and behind the scenes footage available for sale to come along with the album. I love seeing musicians at work, from the beginning stages, to making their ideas come to life, and the final, finished product. Keep doing you Ne-Yo, and thank you GOD for not being damn near naked in your videos, keeping things light & fun, and not constantly talking about what can be done in bed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shamontiel L. Vaughn on November 28, 2010
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There are VERY few new school R&B artists that I'd buy a CD from without listening to it first. Too many are trying to be singing rappers and not doing a very good job of it, but I can always depend on Ne-Yo to bring the heat. I was a little concerned because I didn't care for "Beautiful Monster." It was that techno, pop, dance sign I usually avoid, and the chorus was annoying. However, I thought "Champagne Life" was a sexy song. Then I heard the rest of the CD. I'm not a big Fabolous fan, but he snapped on "Crazy Love." I love the beat and the snap rhythm to that song, and I enjoyed Ne-Yo's voice, but Fabolous' line about Geico cracks me up every time. Great song! It's definitely my favorite. Some other songs that kept me rocking back and forth were "Makin' a Movie," "Know Your Name" (beautiful, romantic song that's great for that late night get-in-the-mood deal) and "Telekinesis." I used to think "One in a Million" was cool, but I'm tired of hearing it and seeing the same performance over and over again. "Genuine Only" and "Cause I Said So" are all right, but I don't play them too heavy. "What Have I Done?" reminds me of Michael Jackson, and I have mixed feelings about it. I like it when Ne-Yo has his own feel, but every once in awhile I'll catch him doing a song that reminds me so much of MJ that it's hard to picture Ne-Yo singing it (I felt the same way about the end of "Lie to Me" on the "Year of the Gentleman" album). Either way, I'd recommend this album. I wish there were more than 10 songs, but if you get it during the $9.99 sale, $1 per song isn't bad.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hari Bhushan on November 24, 2010
Format: Audio CD
You would think artists get progressively worse with time, but it's vice versa with Ne-Yo. This guy just keeps getting more imaginative/ creative by each passing year.

Loved everything from the MJ vibe to the great collab with Fabolous to just about everything a solid R&B album needs in order to be a success. Almost all songs on this CD are fantstic and bass so good that it sends shivers down your spine. You can tell Ne-Yo poured his heart and soul on this album, it really shows.

Great stuff Ne-YO, thanks for reviving the R&B scene. Definitely a contender for my top 5 albums of the year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D-Lord on January 15, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I enjoyed this record! I could not stop listening to this record!
This is a monumental concept album that tells the story of the rise of R&B's first superhero squad, The Gentleman, a trio of garbage men who are granted all that they have ever wanted-special powers, money, fame, women-after encoutering a mysterious figure. Inspired by Michael Jackson's cinematic videos of the 80s and early 90s, He dreamed of creating a 45-minute mini movie to be packaged within this album. He decided to release a series of extended music videos, which will run from 7-10 minutes. It's ambitious, he acknowledges, but well worth the creative and financial investment. Elaborate concepts and visual aside, at its core Libra Scale is vintage Ne-Yo: sophisticated songwriting, beautiful melodies and a voice that's as supple as it is powerful. This album should be go Platinum!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Enlightened on December 12, 2010
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Ne-Yo is one of the most talented and maybe even underrated singers of the new generation. He's a phenomenal writer having penned many hits for himself and others. He's a true performer in that he can dance and dance very well. He does not rely on gimmicks to sell his album or his talent. On top of that he has one of the smoothest voices around that shows shades of the great Michael Jackson more often than you would like to admit. Not to mention he has a sound that is unique to him. However, he never really gets put in the upper echelon of singers and it's a shame.

On his 4th album, Libra Scale, Ne-Yo continues to hone his craft into something worth enjoying and experiencing for many years. The album is groovy and smooth. At ten tracks deep, some may gripe about the length of the album but I find it to be a perfect pace and values the quality over quantity. I like it more when artists make a conscious effort to release an effort that is focused with an overall theme rather than try throw a bunch of songs on the album just because they've been recorded. Libra Scale is said to have a storyline but I don't really hear a clear story line throughout the album and if it's there I think it's really loose interpretation of the word story. Maybe this story is better told through videos.

There's a lot of "sexy" songs on this album including One In A Million, Crazy Love, Know Your Name, and the incredible Champagne Life. There are 8 great songs on this album as I don't really care for the number one single Beautiful Monster because I think it's wack. As many know from my other reviews, I'm not too fond of the whole obligatory European night club techno song that has invaded R&B and Soul artists' albums.
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