It is so refreshing to hear such a beautiful voice over hardly an instrument! Too many artists today can't sing so they make some manufactured pop music and they're labelled "talented". John Legend is a breath of fresh air. Here's my track by track review!:
Prelude/Get Lifted: The first two songs on the album mingle into one another. Starting off slow with a piano before exploding into a smooth R&B tune. 9/10
Used To Love U: is another smooth R&B influenced song with catchy hooks and verses. 8/10
Alright: is a more upbeat, almost flirtatious record with a whole lot going for it. 9/10.
She Don't Have To Know: is an immediate stand out track. A piano driven song about him and a girl, both married, having an affair. The lyrics are so cleverly written! 10/10
Number One: is my favourite currently. Hip-hop influenced R&B featuring Kanye West. About giving up his bachelor ways!! 10/10
I Can Change: Is quite poor really. It's piano but Snoop Dog ruins it. 4/10
Ordinary People: Is beautiful, about an arguing couple. Piano driven. 10/10
Stay With You: Is fantastic too. Again piano driven! 10/10.
So High: Another piano driven song. 9/10
Refuge: Is a pretty R&B ballad with amazing vocals. 9.5/10
It Don't Have To Change: Is piano driven about losing family members. 7/10
Live It Up: Is a celebration song. 9/10
- Original Release Date: 28 Dec. 2004
- Release Date: 10 Jan. 2005
- Label: Columbia
- Copyright: (P) 2004 Getting Out Our Dreams and Sony Music Entertainment
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- Total Length: 52:25
- ASIN: B002740AUM
- Average Customer Review: 124 customer reviews