The-Dream – Love v/s Money – Review
Terius Youngdell Nash, more popularly known as “The-Dream”, released his second album – Love vs Money – on March 10 of this year.
Last night, I sat down to listen to The-Dream’s sophomore effort, and I must say that it falls short lyrically of his talent and reputation. Don’t get it twisted, there are some surefire hits on this CD, but there are also some big misses as well! IMHO, it’s definitely an inconsistent and incoherent follow-up to his 2007 debut “Love/Hate”, which spawned platinum sales via several hits including “Shawty Is A 10″ and “Falsetto”.
For this effort, which was largely produced by , he employs much of the same predictable formula – aiming for club bangers and radio hot shots. Sadly though, the album is just weighed down by weak, repetitive trash. It has a high sex quotient, which is just overwhelming and annoying at times, so after you’re done listening to it, you know for sure that Mr. Nash knows how to “put it on” a woman.
I guess the sexual and material obsession throughout the CD shouldn’t be a surprise given its title!
Have a listen for yourself, of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, but my take is that it lacks substance and needs less material-meets-sexual obsession and gimmickry given his reputation and acknowledged talent.
1. Money Intro
2. Rockin’ That Sh**
3. Walkin’ On The Moon featuring Kanye West
4. My Love featuring Mariah Carey
5. Put It Down
6. Sweat It Out
7. Take U Home 2 My Mama
8. Love vs. Money
9. Love vs. Money: Part 2
11. Right Side Of My Brain
12. Mr. Yeah
13. Kelly’s 12 Play
14. Let Me See The Booty featuring Lil Jon
Submitted by John K., Bronx, NY