Libra Scale [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Going by this high-concept return, it's apparent that Ne-Yo was not strictly invested in the output of others -- Rihanna, Raheem DeVaughn, Monica, Rick Ross, and Fantasia, to name a few -- after the release of Year of the Gentleman. Although Libra Scale sounds like a natural extension of the singer/songwriter's three-album 2006-2008 run, its germination started with a short story, which inspired the ten songs. Some of the details were revealed in the videos for the singles, as well as the album's booklet, containing a comic put together with living legend Stan Lee. Disregard the dressing, and Libra Scale can be heard as a standard Ne-Yo album. It does not sound like a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Going by this high-concept return, it's apparent that Ne-Yo was not strictly invested in the output of others -- Rihanna, Raheem DeVaughn, Monica, Rick Ross, and Fantasia, to name a few -- after the release of Year of the Gentleman. Although Libra Scale sounds like a natural extension of the singer/songwriter's three-album 2006-2008 run, its germination started with a short story, which inspired the ten songs. Some of the details were revealed in the videos for the singles, as well as the album's booklet, containing a comic put together with living legend Stan Lee. Disregard the dressing, and Libra Scale can be heard as a standard Ne-Yo album. It does not sound like a soundtrack for a story about three garbage men who must protect their city -- there are no character themes, likely for the better -- but one can hear most of the material being expressed by the protagonist as he lives it up, develops a relationship, and deals with the consequences. Most of Libra Scale consists of Ne-Yo's typical modern uptown R&B, with the relaxed, upscale party anthem "Champagne Life," the sweet devotional "One in a Million," and the private-reflecting-pond ballad "What Have I Done?" the standouts. "Beautiful Monster," a Euro-flavored dance-pop single full of drama, is the only song that sounds out of place and it stalled in the 60s of the Billboard R&B chart. The level of sophistication -- arrangements with subtle details, the frequency of slow tempos, a couple well-trodden motifs -- lends itself to a couple tepid tunes, but Ne-Yo remains a premier source of R&B that is both traditional and contemporary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2010
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527487489
  • Catalog Number: 001469700
  • Sales rank: 161,045

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Champagne Life (5:23)
  2. 2 Makin' a Movie (3:52)
  3. 3 Know Your Name (4:07)
  4. 4 Telekinesis (4:22)
  5. 5 Crazy Love (3:50)
  6. 6 One In A Million (4:03)
  7. 7 Genuine Only (3:56)
  8. 8 Cause I Said So (3:49)
  9. 9 Beautiful Monster (4:11)
  10. 10 What Have I Done? (3:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 [Untitled]
  2. 2 Libra Scale
  3. 3 Beautiful Monster
  4. 4 Champagne Life
  5. 5 One In A Million
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ne-Yo Primary Artist, Vocals
Dwyane Thomas Bass Guitar
Brent Paschke Guitar
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Bass
Sauce Keyboards
Tyler Coomes Drums
Anthony Reyes Bass, Guitar
Jesse Wilson Musician
Dwayne Thomas Jr. Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Tom Coyne Mastering
Doug Joswick Package Production
Stargate Producer
Rochad Holiday Producer
Chris Atlas Marketing
Ro Programming
Ryan Leslie Producer
Will Ragland Art Direction
Jaymz Hardy-Martin III Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Shaffer Smith Composer
Ne-Yo Executive Producer
Sixx Programming
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Syience Producer
Jackpot Producer
Damien Lewis Engineer
Chuck Harmony Composer, Producer
Sandy Vee Producer, Instrumentation
Carlos Oyanedel Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Composer, Instrumentation
Kristen Yiengst Photo Coordination
Sauce Additional Production
T.E. Hermansen Composer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson Vocal Engineer
Antonio "L.A." Reid Executive Producer
Anthony Reyes Composer
Sixx Johnson Producer
Jesse Wilson Composer, Programming, Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    garbage music this is

    ne yo is a talentless fool who got lucky he cant sing if his life depended on it plus hes a wannabe michael jackson actually he has ripped off michael jackson lots and lots and lots of songs trey songz also rips off michael jackson

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    Ne-yo,s comment

    I loved Ne-yo,s album Libra Scale Ne-yo,s one of the best singers out of them all.Ne-yo,s got that voice none of the other singers have he,s a very talented guy.I like Ne-yo the best because everything he sings he sings good.If you people haven,t heard Ne-yo sing he,s very good at it.Ne-yo sings alot like Michael Jackson on his album Libra Scale.I call Ne-yo one in a million because nobody sings like him.Any new fans can follow Ne-yo on twitter.Ne-yo,s album Libra Scale was kind of short but he did a good job anyway.

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