CLUAS Album Reviews

Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Jul 17

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007  RssIcon

The Cluas verdict? 1 out of 10

Egotistical, soulless rubbish.

Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Described as soul, though clearly devoid of any, Musiq Soulchild's fourth album sees our hero address subjects that affect each and every one of us. On album opener B.U.D.D.Y for example, Musiq tries to persuade some random woman to become his 'f*@k buddy' by singing ‘sorry if I come off disrespectful but my convo is a little bit 2 sexual but damn it's incredible be a more flexible 'cause the context some text is a lil special’   Complete rubbish and yet it’s the ‘highlight’ of the album. What follows is an uninspiring mix of R & B and neo-soul, throughout which time the man born Talib Johnson laments the fact that he's having lots of sex, but has no one to love. It’s hard not to feel moved by his plight.

Forget Paris Hilton; forget the incompetent presidential incumbent; Luvanmusiq, the work of a narcissist completely lacking in talent, topping the Billboard 200 upon its release tells you everything you need to know about what’s wrong with American culture. It’s not even well produced, and for an R & B album that is unforgivable.   

Steven O'Rourke

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Re: Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Ouch...scathing review Steve...but even when you are vexed, you are as eloquent as always...bravo

By Delicate on   Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Re: Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Spot On!

By Mary Poppins on   Tuesday, July 03, 2007

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I'd be his f*@k buddy...as long as he didn't make me listen to his music.

By O'Tanner on   Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Re: Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

A bland, commerically successful R&B album. Sorry Steven, but is this review not like shooting fish in a barrell?

A thread on good, modern R&B albums might be worth starting. We all know the genre is mostly on the bland side but I'm sure there's somebody out there who knows the good stuff beyond Outkast and Prince. I wouldn't mind a few pointers in the right direction.

Any volunteers?

By Peejay on   Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Re: Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Hi Peejay, I can only write the review I feel the album deserves. I didn't 'choose' to review this particular album, it was one of a number I was sent to review this month. I would, from a personal point of view, much rather review albums I enjoyed but, as you can imagine, that's not always possible. Just part of the job.

By Steven O'Rourke on   Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Re: Musiq Soulchild 'Luvanmusiq'

Fair enough. It's a genre I'd like to get into, but I couldnt be bothered to delve into it, if you know what I mean.

I wouldn't mind a buyers guide to the hidden gems. I'm sure I'm not the only one here.

By Peejay on   Wednesday, July 04, 2007

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