Album Review: Usher's 'raymond V Raymond'

The title of Usher's strong new album alludes to his recent divorce from Tameka Foster. The title of Usher's strong new album alludes to his recent divorce from Tameka Foster.

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  • Raymond v. Raymond
    AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman [+] The making of Usher ’s sixth studio album was inevitably affected by the end of his marriage and its aftershocks. “Papers,” the early buzz single for Raymond V Raymond, bears the closest relation to the turbulence he experienced. He pours himself into that song more than any other on the set, and breakup lyrics don’t get much more specific than “You don’t think I know what’s up, but sweetheart that’s what ruined us” or “I done damn near ...
    10/21/2020 - 5:03 am | View Website
  • Album Review: Usher
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    10/15/2020 - 4:41 am | View Website
  • Usher
    Raymond as his sixth full-length album and the follow up to 2008’s Here I Stand. Yet, in concept, his latest album seems to be more of a follow-up to the double-platinum Confessions, in which Usher profiled the breakup between him and Chilli of TLC.
    10/7/2020 - 2:56 am | View Website
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