Year of the Gentleman Feeling unfulfilled by Usher's musical offer — via summer smash "Love in This Club" — to have sex in the nightlife venue of your choosing?… Year of the Gentleman Feeling unfulfilled by Usher's musical offer — via summer smash "Love in This Club" — to have sex in the nightlife venue of your choosing?… 2008-06-10 Ne-Yo R&B
Music Review

Year of the Gentleman (2008)

Ne-Yo | SENSITIVE SOUL SINGER Ne-Yo's distinguished Year of the Gentleman is an ode to the ladies
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SENSITIVE SOUL SINGER Ne-Yo's distinguished Year of the Gentleman is an ode to the ladies
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2008; Lead Performance: Ne-Yo; Genre: R&B

Feeling unfulfilled by Usher's musical offer — via summer smash ''Love in This Club'' — to have sex in the nightlife venue of your choosing? Turned off by Chris Brown's slick come-ons? Then girl, Ne-Yo wants to be your Gentleman. On his third disc in as many years, the 28-year-old Southerner with the Michael Jackson falsetto not only wears his heart on his sleeve, he lets it bleed down his (no doubt high-thread-count) cuff. From the let's-hear-it-for-the-girl paean ''Miss Independent'' to Year of the Gentleman's self-deprecating ''Why Does She Stay,'' he clearly worships at the Church of the Lady Superior. But by the time he hits his stirring finale, ''Stop This World,'' you'll be ready to take him home to Mama. B+
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ''Stop This World'' on imeem.com

Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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