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Usher- Confessions CD
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Audio CD, Special Edition, Extra tracks, October 5, 2004
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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.
Now, we're all familiar with the hit song "Yeah!" (although Lil Jon has a habit of completely taking over songs that he's only featured in). There are other good songs, too. Usher usually delivers when it comes to ballads, and he doesn't disappoint with offerings like the revealing title track. And this time around, the songs Jermaine Dupri wrote are quite impressive, as evidenced by "Burn" and "Do It To Me". The latter is perfect for getting the mood right, but "Can U Handle It" might do that even better.
Unfortunately, there's also some bad news. There are a couple songs that you can tell were written at the last minute, like "Superstar" and "Caught Up". And when Usher tries to sing over sped-up (or chopped-up) old soul samples, he hits ("Throwback") and misses ("Take Your Hand"). And I don't think the album would have suffered if "Bad Girl" or "Follow Me" weren't on here.
Overall, Confessions still has more good songs than bad songs, and it's worth adding to your collection. I just wish that Usher could shine more when he doesn't just stick to ballads, because he does have what it takes to keep the party moving. Let's just hope the producers of the party joints step their game up and we'll see an even better album next time.
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Deep emotional lyrics with a nice groove and bounce. A classic to remember!Published 5 months ago by Laurence E Bell Jr.