Love King (2010) On his third album as a performer, the man behind "Umbrella" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," The Dream, doesn't change things up… 2010-06-29 The Dream R&B
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Love King (2010)

The Dream | MR. YEAH The-Dream
MR. YEAH The-Dream
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 29, 2010; Lead Performance: The Dream; Genre: R&B

On his third album as a performer, the man behind ''Umbrella'' and ''Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),'' The Dream, doesn't change things up much. He spins more epic tales of lust and jealousy with sexually aggressive lyrics that hover somewhere between serious and silly. On Love King the slow-thumping '80s-R&B vibe suggests Prince is still a huge influence; even darling Nikki might blush at these racy tunes. B

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Originally posted Jun 22, 2010 Published in issue #1109 Jul 02, 2010 Order article reprints