This is the first album by Ne-Yo that I have bought. My mind was made up after hearing "Closer" and "Miss Independent". So, although it was a bit of a risk having only heard two tracks, I am glad to say that my risk has paid off.
"Closer" opens the album, instantly drawing you in. The song is catchy and also classy.
"Mad", another recent single, is a beautiful ballady style song about not wanting to go to bed straight after an argument.
Other notable tracks include "Fade into the Background", "Single", "Miss Independent" (obviously) and "Lie to Me".
What I love about this album, and this may make me sound a bit like a prude, is that Ne-Yo does not need to resort to overtly sexual material or swearing in order to make good music. He has a lovely smooth voice which makes you believe in the sentiment that he is a gentleman. And, although like all girls I like a bit of rough at times, there are also times when you want someone a little more sensitive. Ne-Yo fits that bill!