Leah Greenblatt
March 24, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Raymond v Raymond

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Usher

We gave it a B-

The man whose career-defining album was called Confessions is clearly no Greta Garbo when it comes to his personal business. Usher’s sixth album has been billed as his most intimate yet, but aside from the last-straw slow jam ”Papers,” which explictly details the dissolution of his marriage, and heartfelt cheater’s mea culpa ”Foolin’ Around,” Raymond v Raymond doesn’t offer much real revelation. Its main aim is more standard issue: Sleek, grown-and-sexy R&B tuned to seduction, not divorce court. B?

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