Libra Scale This is ostensibly a concept album about a garbageman who develops superpowers right before falling in love (no joke), which explains the slow jam about… Libra Scale This is ostensibly a concept album about a garbageman who develops superpowers right before falling in love (no joke), which explains the slow jam about… 2010-11-22 Ne-Yo R&B
Music Review

Libra Scale (2010)

Ne-Yo | GENUINE ONLY Ne-Yo
Image credit: Island Def Jam Music Group 
GENUINE ONLY Ne-Yo
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2010; Lead Performance: Ne-Yo; Genre: R&B

This is ostensibly a concept album about a garbageman who develops superpowers right before falling in love (no joke), which explains the slow jam about telekinetic sex. For the most part, it’s easiest to enjoy Ne-Yo’s fourth set of well-built love songs on their own merits. On Libra Scale, he remains a charming falsetto vocalist with strong echoes of Michael Jackson, and his knack for romantic lyrics and sweet melodies is more than enough to entertain without a far-fetched story arc. B+

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Heavenly single One in a Million at youtube.com
Sci-fi serenade Telekinesis at last.fm

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Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 Published in issue #1130 Nov 26, 2010 Order article reprints
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