Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction

With younger, fresher soulmen like Miguel, Frank Ocean and the Weeknd on the scene, Ne-Yo has been left grasping for relevance. In the intro to the deluxe edition of this sprawling album, he confusingly describes Non-Fiction as “complete fiction” about “real characters going through real things.” The music, sadly, can be just as tough to follow: Ne-Yo aimlessly veers from fist-pumping with David Guetta and Pitbull to pimp-strolling with Jeezy and Juicy J. His smoothest moves come when he channels longtime influence Michael Jackson (the Off the Wall groove of “Coming With You”) and Marvin Gaye (the I Want You seduction of “Integrity”). Some things never go out of style.

 

Tracklist:
01 – Non-Fiction
02 – Everybody LovesThe Def Of You
03 – RunAn Island feat. ScHoolboy Q
04 – Integrity feat. Charisse Mills
05 – One More feat. T.I.
06 – Time Of Our Lives feat. PitBull
07 – Who’s Taking You Home
08 – Coming With You
09 – Let You What… (Interlude)
10 – Take You There
11 – Good MorningGon’ Ride
12 – Make It Easy
13 – Money Can’t Buy feat. Jeezy
14 – ReligiousRatchet Wit Yo Friends
15 – She Knows feat. Juicy J
16 – She Said I’m Hood Tho feat. Candice
17 – Story Time
18 – Why
19 – Congratulations

 

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