Saturday, November 13, 2010

The-Dream - Love King

"I'll never be a pop star, I'm too raw"

His solo career hasn't been quite as successful as the hits he has produced for other artists (Umbrella or Single Ladies to name just a couple...) but, even so, The-Dream's three own albums pretty much constitute one of the most interesting bodies of work in recent R&B.
Love King is no exception to this, right on the contrary: his trademark digital sound is intact, with seductive futuristic ballads and mid-tempo songs that seem to constantly soundtrack matters related to sex and love and, well, more sex. The only difference is actually more an evolution than anything else: this time, and from start to end, we seem to be in a constant state of ecstatic high, with an impossible amount of ear-catching hooks, synths and choruses supporting permanently-addictive melodies. Best of all: as complex and intense as everything may seem, he makes it all sound so damm-natural. (9/10)

The-Dream - Panties To The Side (mp3 via The Citizen Insane)

The-Dream - Yamaha (mp3 via dailybeatz)

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