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R&B CLASSICS: Usher - Confessions

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by The Lucky Moose, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. The Lucky Moose Jun 21, 2020
    (Last edited: Jun 21, 2020)
    The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Within the span of one year, Jermaine Dupri produced two masterpieces that were both unapologetically R&B, yet still managed to go diamond in a time when the music industry was on death's door, thereby becoming two of the biggest albums of the 00s, across all genres. A feat that seems almost impossible now for an R&B-ass R&B album to achieve.

    The second one of those two albums was Mariah Carey's 'The Emancipation of Mimi', which will get its due later. The first one was Usher's 2004 album 'Confessions', his magnum opus and undeniably one of the best R&B albums of all time. As Kenneth Hicks writes:

    So So Def.


    @Henry You can unpin the other now and pin this one, please.
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  2. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I know 'Yeah' has become kind of a meme now, but people that did not experience it probably can't understand just how huge that song and this album were. It was everywhere.

    I remember buying it day one. I have so many memories attached to it. To this day I'm never not in the mood to listen to it. It's one of my favourite albums of all time. I say this as someone who hasn't really cared about an Usher album since.
  3. unbornwhiskey


    amazing record
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  4. btr


    Phenomenal record. I remember trying to dig into his other albums and nothing came close to hitting the same.

    I’m 25 and I still hear “Yeah!” at every single club/bar I’ve gone to the past dour years.
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  5. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    In high school I once danced the waltz with a pretty girl to Yeah
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  6. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

    I was gonna say Burn is his best song but it's probably second to U Got It Bad but still phenomenal
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  7. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    For me it’s probably between Burn and Confessions Part II. Superstar is up there too.
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  8. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Yeah was so huge that it played at my 4th grade dance
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  9. mike1885

    Trusted Supporter

    I remember being thrown by Yeah! when it first came out. I had really loved Usher’s singles from My Way and 8701 and Yeah was such a different sound. I originally thought it was going to flop but boy was I wrong.

    Anyways, great album but I do think it’s a little longer than it needs to be. I actually had the urge to put this on a couple weeks ago so it’s fresh in my mind. That opening stretch of songs from the Intro through Superstar is pretty perfect. Outside the singles, Throwback was always one of my favorites - Just Blaze killed that beat.
  10. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    It doesn't hep that Spotify only has the rerelease, which is definitely too long.
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  11. btr


    Once you hear the triangle in Yeah!, you can never unhear it
  12. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    When LL Cool J's 'Hush' originally came out, I loved it, but after a while I started noticing this hi-hat (I think, I'm bad at at that kind of terminology) that drove me nuts and ruined the song for me for a while. I took me months to get over it.

    So, I haven't noticed a triangle sound in Yeah so far and I don't intend to try :crylaugh:
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  13. btr


    Save yourself and do not look for it haha. One of those things you’ll never be able to unhear!
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  14. Steve_JustAGuy


    I'm right there with you. This album was simply massive at the time.
  15. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead


    whole album is special but the title track(s) are something else
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  16. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I can’t listen to this album without imagining the 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In the spring of 2004 I would watch that film and this listen to this album because they were the two things I spent my money on in late March or early April.

    Confessions pt 2 all the way
  17. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    the sounds of my youth. I was so obsessed with Usher in those days. every single he put out was perfection!
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  18. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    The explanation makes sense but that’s kinda fucked up lol
  19. xapplexpiex

    the past is a grotesque animal Supporter

    I wasn’t into this genre as a kid, but his music was everywhere.
  20. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    This was *the* R&B album when it came out.
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  21. OotyPa

    fall away

    Damn good album.
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