The party ain’t jumpin’ like it used to: The best of Usher

The most fluent R&B balladeer of the last twenty years, Usher Raymond IV has struggled lately. Like Brad Paisley, he flings himself at trends and subjects, hoping for a hit. In his case, his biggest album was his best: the juggernaut called Confessions, for a long time (i.e pre-Adele) my pick for last album released this century to get diamond-certified. Hope isn’t lost; 2012’s “Climax” is one of his plushest and most committed performances, and last year’s release showed signs of life. But he should stop hoping the Chainsmokers remember he exists.

1. U Got It Bad
2. Climax
3. Burn
4. That’s What It’s Made For
5. Do It To Me
6. Looking 4 Myself
7. Papers
8. U Remind Me
9. Simple Things
10. Missin’ U
11. Dive
12. Caught Up
13. Good Kisser
14. Throwback (ft. Jadakiss)
15. Lemme See
16. Here I Stand
17. U Don’t Have to Call
18. I.F.U
19. Nice & Slow
20. There Goes My Baby

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2 Responses to The party ain’t jumpin’ like it used to: The best of Usher

  1. Rob L says:

    I’m thinking that the other (17) “U Remind Me” should be “U Don’t Have to Call” or at least “Love in This Club.”

  2. humanizingthevacuum says:

    Yep. Thanks!

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