First of all, I felt the concept for this album is a unique and excellent idea and was a brave one for Ne-Yo to attempt. But I think by the time it came to its release, many of the things we were promised as fans were left unfulfilled...
We were promised 12 tracks, which turned out to be 10 with four of the previously announced tracks removed, including a song called 'She Is' which Ne-yo in an interview said was one of his greatest productions. What was going to be a full movie, ended up as 3 extended music videos, and the tracks on the finished album do not clearly tell the story and actually leave some confusion in terms of the concept.
As for the tracks, I would say there is at least five excellent tracks on there in Champagne Life, Telekinesis, One In A Million, Cause I Said So and Beautiful Monster. These give the album the quality it retains. However, I would say most of the other tracks are average and considering I have heard literally numerous outstanding unreleased Ne-Yo tracks on YouTube, these for me dwell on unsatisfactory for his own standards.
Overall, it gets 4/5 for what it is, but by not including consistently good ballads throughout that tell the Libra Scale concept, or the movie that was to support these tracks, it remains a good album that for me could have been so much better. In short, not as good as the outstanding 'Year Of The Gentleman'.