In Love & War (2009) Amerie tore up the charts in 2005 with "1 Thing," then spent much of the next four years in major-label limbo. Nothing on her comeback… 2009-11-03 Amerie R&B
Music Review

In Love & War (2009)

Amerie | ANOTHER THING Amerie
ANOTHER THING Amerie
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 03, 2009; Lead Performance: Amerie; Genre: R&B

Amerie tore up the charts in 2005 with ''1 Thing,'' then spent much of the next four years in major-label limbo. Nothing on her comeback effort. In Love & War matches the brash energy of her biggest hit — though it's not for lack of trying, with many of these tunes shamelessly mimicking that one. Most settle for a less distinctive funk-pop sound that's still more adventurous than the majority of contemporary R&B. Too bad the same can't be said of the soggy ballads that weigh down the second half. B

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Originally posted Oct 28, 2009 Published in issue #1074 Nov 06, 2009 Order article reprints